Clearing out the drafts folder

 Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Dec 052013

As I was doing some housekeeping on my blog, clearing crud out of my drafts folder, I noticed a couple of reasonably complete posts that were never published, for whatever reason. Since they are rather old, and I chose to post-date them, they may not get noticed by the email subscription service, or RSS feeds.

Here’s a list of old posts that have never been seen before:


Peter Staley’s vivid pharma profit dream$ (January 27, 2010)

 Still, his latest post is pretty gauche, even for him. Peter all but begs Gilead, manufacturer of the top selling AIDS drug Atripla, to share some of their ever increasing profits with groups like his. “I certainly hope they’re giving back to affected communities — generously and often,” Peter writes.


Stressful, costly and preventable medical mistakes are contraindicated for repeat customers (December 11, 2010)

 I wrote off the look on his face as general concern and my own grogginess. Only later did I learn that he had just had his own, first encounter with Doctor, who told him that “it didn’t look good”, that I “probably had lymphoma”, and that I “would probably need chemo”. He was so distraught that he wasn’t even able to relate this news to me until after I had left the hospital the next day.



And one that was taken off line for a bit, but is back up now:

Back by popular demand: dissidents4dumbees (April 16, 2012)

I guess I’m not the only person who has missed J Todd DeShong’s great blog, dissidents4dumbees. It is often referred to fondly in the comment threads at Seth Kalichman’s blog, Denying AIDS and other oddities. In fact, that’s where JTD and all of the anonymous gang members who used to populate D4D’s comment threads now hang out:

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