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Senator Edward Kennedy plans to introduce a bill requiring pharma to post all clinical drug-trial results on a government website. Already, Merck has voluntarily complied.
In August, an Australian family-planning org launched “Safe in the Sack,” a condom and poster campaign aimed at Sydney backpackers.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced in August the first-ever statewide program
for buying prescription meds online from Britain and Ireland
For the third straight year, the Senate Appropriations Committee has denied increased funding for the largest source of federal HIV-care money: the Ryan White Care Act.
New York City’s Office of School Health cut condom demos from the sex-ed curricula on August 27—without explanation.
In September, the U.S. announced that 25,000 people get meds through U.S. global AIDS programs, two percent of the two million goal set for 2008.