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How the West's Health Fads Kill the Poor
Mark Weston offers a look into how Western paranoia over drug side effects has affected the developing world and argues that while the damages from overreaction to drug side effects may be minimal in developed countries they are significant in poorer nations.
For lucky westerners, measles is not much of a problem but in developing countries poor nutrition and weak health care combine to make it a killer. In a world where international travel has become commonplace, an increase in measles in the west heightens the risk of deadly epidemics in poor countries.
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