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Daughter's Letter About Opioid-Addicted Mom Reaches Senate Floor

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration’s approach to painkillers and the nation’s growing opioid epidemic is “h...

Should High-Nicotine Cigarettes Be Banned?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Smoking addiction is a contagious disease spread by tobacco companies through high-nicotine cigarettes. Evidence suggests that lowering nicotine levels is an important way to give smokers a better chance to escape the trap set for them by addiction.

Biden Vows To Expedite Approval Of Cancer Therapies

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the United States would speed up the approval of promising new drug combinations in his government...

Memo to Bernie Re: Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

MEMO January 17. 2016 TO: Bernie Sanders, Socialist FROM: Arnold Steinberg, Republican Strategist RE: Tonight's Debate It's highly unlikely y...

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

Should Surgical Robotic Systems Be Completely Autonomous?

Natalie Kalin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

It has been 31 years since the PUMA 560 robot, one of the original robotic surgical systems, was first used to place a needle for a brain biopsy in ...

Attention, Pizza Lovers: Your Pizza Box Is Probably Toxic

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living

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Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2016

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science
Margaret Anderson

Advances in scientific discovery are converging with unparalleled policy and regulatory action for medical research. At FasterCures, we have surveyed the landscape and interviewed subject matter experts to come up with our recommendations of the top 10 issues to keep an eye on in 2016.

Frankenfish Wins FDA Approval

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

After a decade of intense lobbying from a Maynard, Massachusetts-based salmon production corporation the Food and Drug Administration for the first time has given its seal of approval to a genetically modified animal.

2015's Most Memorable PR Moments and Cringeworthy Catastrophes -- The Year's PR Winners and Losers

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Eric Yaverbaum

Having managed crises and public relations disasters for the past three decades, I can't help but see the headlines through a particular lens. Suffice it to say, as far as PR goes, 2015 did not disappoint.

What Your Fitbit Doesn't Want You to Know

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Weinstein

Got a fitness tracker? If not, perhaps there is one coming to you soon, under the proverbial Christmas tree. According to Gartner, more than 130 milli...

Congress Extends 'Ceasefire' On Medical Marijuana, but Can They Clear the Smoke?

Steph Sherer | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and other advocates have worked for years to lay the foundations that have made these changes possible. We're making real progress, but until we pass the CARERS Act, state laws and the people they are intended to protect remain in jeopardy

FDA Deceptions Enabled the Marketing of GMOs

Judy Frankel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

A trove of official documents reveals that the FDA knew genetically-engineered foods (GE foods or GMOs) pose unique risks to humans as far back as 199...

Sugars Added to 68 Percent of Foods: Here's How to Slash It

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The proposed label changes were up for public comment until the end of October, and the final decision will be out soon. If it passes, already motivated people will have a chance at making better-informed sugar choices.

Public to FDA: Just Say No to GMO Voluntary Labeling

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The public has spoken and the public is correct. FDA should make GMO labeling requirements mandatory, not voluntary.

New York City Makes Overdose Reversal Drug Available Without A Prescription

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that naloxone, the drug that can counter the effects of a heroin overdose, will now b...

The FDA Just Approved Something That Could Make Cancer More Bearable

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hair loss is one of the most despised side effects of chemotherapy, and now breast cancer patients are getting a new way to try to...

What If We Had No FDA?

Peter Schwartz | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

The FDA has been given the power to force people to delay, whether for a day or forever, taking the medicines they believe will improve, or save, their lives. And the question we all should be asking is: By what right?

A Wild Salmon Talks Smack to a GMO Fish

David Helvarg | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Call me Sam. I'm on a heroic, Homeric journey that's taken me down this great river to the sea and then several years in the ocean where I became a voracious predator of krill and shrimp and fellow fish and then unerringly returned as an older and wiser salmon to these my natal waters.

Do You Suffer From MAP? Ask Your Doctor About MORTIFY [Satire]

Jeff Fox | Posted 12.03.2015 | Media
Jeff Fox

Do you get an occasional headache? Does your back or shoulder act up now and then? Like millions of Americans, you have probably suffered for years from a previously unnamed condition known as MAP (minor aches and pains).

Kind Fights For The Right To Call Nuts 'Healthy'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Should healthy fats be allowed to bear a "healthy" label?  The fruit-and-nut snack company Kind is pushing back after the U.S. Food and Drug Adm...

'Green News Report' -- November 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. c...

Sizing Up the Little Pink Pill

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherry Ross

It's exciting for women who have struggled with hypoactive sexual disorder to be recognized and have a medication alternative. Not only is it a viable option for this disruptive sexual dysfunction, but the FDA is showing support in the challenges with female sexual health.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Eighty percent of people over 80 have a hearing problem and overall 30 million Americans struggle to hear well. While hearing aids can usually help, less than 30% of people with hearing loss actually get them.

FDA Is Making It Easier To Prevent Heroin Overdose Deaths

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it approved a nasal-spray version of naloxone, a drug that can ...