June 9, 1999 |
C. Everett Koop, the stern but grandfatherly surgeon general who preached to the masses through the 1980s to practice safe sex and stop smoking, became a multimillionaire Tuesday by riding the hottest sermon of the 1990s--getting wired. Koop's 11% stake in a consumer health-care Web site called Drkoop.com suddenly became worth $56 million after the Austin, Tex.-based Internet company went public. Drkoop.com Inc., which lost $9 million last year, closed at $16.44 on Nasdaq, up $7.
October 26, 1998 |
Andy Grove, chairman of microprocessor behemoth Intel Corp., and C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon general, may seem unlikely collaborators, but Tuesday they will share the podium in San Francisco to launch Intel's Internet Health Initiative. "It's one area that touches the lives of virtually everyone, and at the same time it's underrepresented on the Net," said Steven McGeady, vice president and director of the initiative.
February 18, 1998 |
The public health community broke an internal impasse and sent its clearest signal yet that the tobacco industry should make much deeper concessions than it has accepted so far and that there is deep skepticism about granting tobacco companies any legal protection from future lawsuits. Physicians C. Everett Koop and David A.
February 16, 1998 |
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said any money from congressional action against tobacco companies should be spent fighting smoking and the diseases it causes rather than research, as President Clinton has proposed. Clinton has suggested boosting science and health research, in particular cancer research. Koop welcomed the prospect of money from tobacco companies to make up for what he said are $100 billion a year in costs to society from smoking, but he urged caution in spending
February 5, 1998 |
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop relinquished his claim on a burial at Arlington National Cemetery but also lashed out at Republicans who questioned whether he deserved the honor. President Clinton had granted an exemption in 1994 to allow Koop to be buried at Arlington.
December 23, 1997 |
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said he opposes any tobacco legislation that grants cigarette makers special legal protections, a position that may pose new obstacles to efforts to enact tobacco legislation based on the $368.5-billion national tobacco settlement. Koop made it clear he is still willing to negotiate, saying he might consider legal protections "if everything we want on public health" is in a final settlement.