Health

Rare Mutation Ignites Race for Cholesterol Drug

[New York Times] She was a 32-year-old aerobics instructor from a Dallas suburb — healthy, college educated, with two young children. Nothing out of the ordinary, except one thing. Her cholesterol was astoundingly low. Her low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, the form that promotes heart disease, Read More

Politics

Government to Place More Interest in Drug Treatment

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although President Obama has yet to declare an end to the 40-year-old war on drugs, he has placed the weight of his office on viewing drug addiction as more than just a criminal justice issue. Last Read More

Op-Ed

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Time to Repeal the War on Drugs

By William Reed NNPA Columnist Why do Black Americans allow the war on drugs’ unfair toll on people of color to continue? Instead of putting a stop to the racial disparities and arrests, prosecutions, imprisonments, and lack of rehabilitation programs, Blacks have unknowingly allowed the status Read More