print logo

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 ...
Combatting Corruption 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 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.
China’s Opportunity 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.
Bad Medicine 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.