Your donations at work: We were at the FDA, the National Institutes of Health, as well as Congress. And that's only when we weren't getting hate mail from anti-science activists, who simply can't accept that they're slowly losing ground in popular culture.
ACSH In The Media
1. In USA Today, Dr. Alex Berezow had some context for the CNN organization about socialism, which has grown increasingly shrill and bizarre as its market share and credibility have declined. 2. CNET covered our work on how disgusting your mattress can be. We wouldn't sweat it (pardon the joke) but when you have two microbiologists on staff that is the kind of discussion that happens.
The Winter 2018 issue of Priorities magazine is now available from the American Council on Science and Health, since 1978 America's premier pro-science consumer advocacy non-profit,. You can't subscribe and you can't buy it on newsstands. The only way to get it is absolutely free.The print version is sent without cost to donors who have made a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more (it's expensive to print, and we don't sell ads or subscriptions) and is available as a free download to everyone. In this issue:
A busy week for our health and science journalists, who were picked up by a range of media outlets across the political spectrum. Here's how some of our reporting was referenced.
Serious science writers don't follow the Huffington Post. But when Dr. Angela Logomasini of Competitive Enterprise Institute posts something, it's worth walking into the belly of the anti-science beast. Here's that, and a few other things we've been up to recently.
1. In Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dr. Josh Bloom wrote about a worthwhile effort to combat deaths due to illegal opioids which has transformed into government interfering in the doctor-patient relationship. Though bad doctors have been arrested, and "pill mills" shut down, the overwhelming majority of harm has come from illegal purchases, not cancer patients in real pain. You can read his article here.
1. Medicare Part D was controversial during its passage yet now is regarded as a success - and it may be the future of Obamacare. Making that case was no less than a Senator who was against Medicare Part D at the time, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, whom I met at the American Action Forum meeting.
We're pleased to announce the latest edition of our publication, which is sent to donors at no charge and is available as a free download to all. Here's the Table of Contents listing the magazine's seven insightful articles.
Here's some of what we've been up to over the last few days, regarding outreach, making our science-based case and engaging with the media.
Here's some of what we've been up to over the last seven days, trying to change hearts and minds.
Here are some of the Council's media hits from over the past seven days.
The American Council on Science and Health writes at least 1,300 original articles on our website, produces five books, and writes science op-eds in America's largest newspapers every month. That means we get a lot of media traction. Here is who used our work this past week.