Category: Al Jazeera America

Do no harm: Doctors struggle to treat pain while preventing addiction

Al Jazeera America Marc LaRochelle, School of Medicine Doctors on front lines in fighting painkiller abuse get little guidance on when and at what dosage to prescribe opioids… Expert quote: “[But] the majority of these drugs are coming from community physicians who really have a good-faith effort trying to improve their patient’s lives.” View full […]

Princeton will consider excising Woodrow Wilson’s name over racism charge

Al Jazeera America William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Princeton University will consider removing the name of former U.S. President and university president Woodrow Wilson from buildings and school programs under a deal signed with student demonstrators over what they say is his racist legacy… Expert quote: “We should recognize that […]

New bill would give feds more power to monitor gun stores tied to crime

Al Jazeera America David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health Gun shops that have had their products linked to violent crime would receive more scrutiny from federal regulators under a new bill, set to be introduced in Congress Wednesday, that gives federal authorities more power to inspect stores suspected of skirting existing gun laws… Expert quote: “I […]

Cuban migration to US rises amid historic thaw in relations

Al Jazeera America Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The lines outside the former Swiss-supervised U.S. interests section in Havana were notoriously long for decades, with Cubans applying for a legal path to what they hoped would be a better life… View full article quoting expert Susan Eckstein  

Europe’s economic powerhouses snub US, sign up to China-led ‘world bank’

Al Jazeera America Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences France, Germany and Italy on Tuesday joined the U.K. in signing onto the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), brushing off Washington’s reservations about burgeoning institution and leaving the U.S. on the sidelines of yet another Chinese challenge to the global financial architecture… Expert quote: “If we […]

Will 9.6 million Americans lose their health insurance?

Al Jazeera America By David K. Jones, School of Public Health The Supreme Court today will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, another challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case concerns tax subsidies for lower-income people (those earning 100 to 400 percent of the federal poverty level) who purchase coverage through an […]