Category Archives: Not really on topic

Donald Trump and Access to Medicine: My predictions.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Mr. Trump is not a big fan of compulsory licensing.

But it’s tougher call on his stance with Neglected Diseases. I mean what is up with his hair: that condition must be pretty rare right?

Just saying…


Dog vs Bubble: Access to Medicine metaphor? (yes, it’s a stretch…)

For instance: Let’s make the bubbles the Access to Medicines Regimes (i.e. Bill C-393), and the dog can be the Conservative Senators; and the baby gets to be Big Pharma.

O.K. O.K. I know it’s not the best metaphor, since this presumes that Big Pharma isn’t necessarily the bad guy – it just thinks killing policy that could save lives is inherently funny (in a I’m an innocent kid sort of way).

Anyway, can you think of a better metaphor in the comments section?

Saying you have HIV in Llama font doesn’t seem to help.

This is what the text “You have HIV. Also, you can’t afford the medicines. Sorry.” looks like in Llama Font. Apparently, it’s suppose to make bad news sound o.k., but I’m not so sure in this case.

(This might actually make a great cover for the Global Health Carnival pdf).

In which the shuttlecock is a metaphor for how access to medicine laws can get treated in Canada.

In other words, it doesn’t get treated well, but (given the circumstances), it’s amazing that it doesn’t ever totally get destroyed.