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Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

La Mesa News Briefs – July 28, 2017

Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26 by Sharp HospiceCare, the Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association to benefit the Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program. On Friday, there will be a pre-race event at Hotel del Coronado […]

Guest Editorial: Protect teens from ‘Summer Slide’

By Tom Cesarini For teens, the summer season is often associated with carefree days of family vacations, part-time jobs, and hanging out with friends. Shelving the schoolbooks and curbing academic learning during the summer, however, can create a significant learning loss that can potentially affect students for years. It’s called the “summer slide.”

Guest Editorial: Yes, we need a wall — between local police and federal immigration enforcement

By Norma Chavez-Peterson [Editor’s Note: This op-ed was first published on June 8, 2017 to the Voice of San Diego website.] A few years ago, a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy walked into a liquor store in Vista to deliver a letter on new synthetic drug policies. He asked the man behind the counter, who […]

Calendar: May 26 – June 22, 2017

10th Annual Sophia’s Cookies for a Cure Sunday, May 28 Enjoy cookies and lemonade for a good cause! Sophia’s Cookies for a Cure will sell homemade goodies to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donations strongly appreciated. Activities include live music, raffles, a jump house, face painting and a cardboard arcade. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at […]