Articles by Sally Satel

Much Ado About Meth?

Until Hurricane Katrina blew it off the front pages, methamphetamine was last summer's big story. Readers learned about jerry-rigged meth labs poisoning the ground water with toxic byproducts, jails overflowing with addicted inmates, foster care systems crammed wit Read More

A Cautionary Tale

GENEVA -- What do the national costumes of Yunan Province in China and the microbes of Panamanian rainforests have in common? Both are subjects of ongoing meetings of The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization/TRIPS. From.. Read More

An Infantile Policy

The World Health Assembly, the rule-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently finished its annual meeting by adopting a resolution to promote exclusive breast feeding for a baby's first six months. There is no question that breast feeding... Read More

TCS Convention on Biodiversity Coverage: Diminishing Biodiverse Returns

It used to be said that if you built a better mouse trap the world would beat a path to your door, they were coming to convey riches upon you. Today, in Bangkok, though, representatives from around the world are... Read More


OxyContin, the potent prescription painkiller, is in the spotlight - again. Two summers ago it was news because drug addicts in New England and Appalachia were injecting it to get a heroin-like high. Pharmacies were robbed, drug-rings sprang up, unscrupulous... Read More

"You Dirty Rats": Activists Jeopardize Biomedical Research

In mid-November Congress approved an agriculture spending bill that allows the US Department of Agriculture to start developing new rules to regulate the use of mice, rats and birds in scientific research. These creatures, roughly 30 million of them, represent... Read More

The Sorry CSAP Flap: It's Worse Than It Looks

On November 1st, Christina Hoff Sommers, a noted feminist scholar, was invited to speak at a conference hosted by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The topic: should CSAP undertake... Read More

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