Thursday, April 25, 2013

Today's Action Alerts

First, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education in the US is considering dropping the requirement that family doctors know how to prescribe contraceptives.  That would not be a good thing. 

Today is the last day you can comment on the idea.  The link.

Second, the Koch brothers (sorta like Sauron in the Lord of the Rings or at least extreme conservative money boys) are considering buying the Tribune Company, the owner of such newspapers as the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.  If that idea makes you a bit concerned, you can express our views here.

I haven't carefully scrutinized the actual danger in those initiatives but the time spent opposing them (if you are in the US) is very little. 

But just imagine a world where our news come from two or three of the richest guys on the planet!