Articles by Roger Bate
China’s Sick Yellow River
Thursday, January 31, 2013
- China’s water pollution is even worse than its better-known air pollution. As long as the Chinese people have few private rights, government-backed pollution ...
Friday, October 12, 2012
- Corruption threatens freedom and economic growth around the world.
Phakes and the Cancer Fight
Friday, March 2, 2012
- It is quite likely that some of the fake oncology products found in significant amounts in the Middle East have made their way into Europe and the United ...
Blood Diamonds Are Mugabe’s Best Friend
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
- The Kimberly Process has become a whitewash; Roger Bate reports from Africa.
How Safe Are Your Medicines?
Friday, October 1, 2010
- With more and more medicines or their ingredients sourced from foreign countries, informed patients should be concerned about drug regulation abroad.
Making the World Safe for Rx.com
Thursday, August 12, 2010
- Buying foreign-made drugs over the Internet from foreign Web pharmacies can be relatively safe.
Solving an Innovator’s Dilemma
Thursday, May 20, 2010
- Innovative licensing agreements between Western and Indian drug companies are leading to sustainable profits and increased access to quality medicines.
The Excellent Powder
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
- DDT was the most important life-saving chemical of the past century and, until a better chemical comes along, it will be one of the most important of the first ...
Investing in India: Art of the Impossible?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
- Here’s how India will become the place for future investment and future pharmacological breakthroughs.
How Prosperous Are We?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
- The Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index goes a long way toward addressing shortcomings in other measurements of people’s well-being around the world.
India’s Counterfeit Claims on Counterfeit Drugs
Thursday, October 1, 2009
- The Indian government is touting a new survey showing a low percentage of drugs within the country are counterfeit. But the reality is that India still has a ...
When Local Production Is Not the Answer
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
- The donor community and governments are jeopardizing lives through their push for local production.
Web of Drugs
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
- Purchasing drugs over the Internet has significant benefits, but it can also be dangerous. A research team sets out to assess five popular drugs ordered from ...
Fighting a Bitter Prescription
Thursday, July 30, 2009
- Roger Bate reports on efforts to combat counterfeit drugs in Turkey.
As American as…Cricket
Friday, July 3, 2009
- Cricket and baseball are twin brothers, separated at birth.
Globalization, Pandemics, and Preparation
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
- Why do rich nations elect to fund global health campaigns to tackle problems with no supra-national element at all, such as obesity or smoking?
Nursing India’s Drug Market Back to Health
Thursday, April 16, 2009
- Regional and local officials are taking the initiative to stop the deadly and odious trade of counterfeit and substandard drugs in India.
A Dangerous European Export
Thursday, March 19, 2009
- Several European nations are turning away from vaccination and are now spreading disease.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
- It is time for Chinese authorities to boost the independence and transparency of their legal system.
Stifling Dissent on Malaria
Monday, December 8, 2008
- Despite all its good work, the Gates Foundation is encouraging a harmful trend among malaria activists.
Fighting Fake Drugs in India
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
- Recently approved legislation should help India in its battle against substandard pharmaceutical products.
What China Can Learn From 19th-Century Britain
Thursday, October 23, 2008
- Beijing has a major problem with food contamination. The British solved a similar dilemma in the 1800s.
All the Milk in China
Thursday, September 18, 2008
- To stem the contamination crisis, Chinese officials should be giving handheld spectrometers to their key regulators.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
- India is a center for drug counterfeiting—a deadly business that is spreading to the United States and Europe.
Still a Long Way to Go
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
- Afghanistan has made undeniable progress on public health. But will it be sustainable?
Good Drugs, Bad Drugs
Friday, July 18, 2008
- The global health community must strengthen its commitment to protect patients from poor-quality medicines.
Enabling Zimbabwe’s Dictator
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
- Robert Mugabe’s apologists—including the former Mozambican president—are helping to keep alive his odious regime.
An Invaluable Insecticide
Friday, June 13, 2008
- DDT has come under fire from large corporations and environmentalists. But it is saving lives in Southern Africa.
India vs. the WTO
Thursday, May 1, 2008
- New Delhi has a dodgy record on safeguarding intellectual property rights. Here’s how it could improve.
A ‘Malaria Day’ Resolution
Thursday, April 24, 2008
- Rolling back the insect-borne disease will require better coordination between aid agencies and private companies.