Paul Jacobs of the Mercury News is one of 10 journalists who has received a media fellowship from the Menlo Park-based Kasier Family Foundation’s health program. The program, now in its 14th year, focuses on health policy issues such as prescription drugs, health insurance coverage, the uninsured, Medicare, Medicaid, health care costs, or racial and ethnic disparities in care. Jacobs, whose fellowship starts in September, will study the effect of the new World Trade Organization pharmaceutical patenting requirements on health in the developing world, and its potential impact on the U.S. For more information about the foundation, go to The foundation is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries.

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