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Families of victims of the contaminated blood scandal protest outside the UK Cabinet Office in central London, November 2023. Richard Lincoln/Alamy Stock Photo

‘They call us the fatherless ones’: the trauma of families devastated by the infected blood scandal will last for generations

One person still dies every three days in the UK after receiving contaminated blood in the 1970s and ‘80s. This global scandal has has devastated many families, including those with haemophilia
Access to life-saving HIV prevention medications varies by race and other sociodemographic factors. David Talukdar/Moment via Getty Images

Who is still getting HIV in America? Medication is only half the fight – homing in on disparities can help get care to those who need it most

Two-thirds of new HIV infections are among gay and bisexual men. Although cases have decreased among white men, they have stagnated among communities of color.
Anemia symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Anemia afflicts nearly 1 in 4 people worldwide, but there are practical strategies for reducing it

Among young children, adolescents and adult women, anemia strikes 1 in 3 globally. Most cases are driven by dietary iron deficiency, red blood cell disorders and untreated tropical diseases.
In addition to evaluating new drug applications, the FDA also inspects drug manufacturing facilities. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration/Flickr

Challenging the FDA’s authority isn’t new – the agency’s history shows what’s at stake when drug regulation is in limbo

As the government’s oldest consumer protection agency, the FDA has long butted up against drugmakers, activists and politicians. But undermining its work could be harmful to patient health and safety.

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