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Is the FDA Ready for Kim Kardashian and Mutant Head Lice?

Molly Knobler | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Molly Knobler

Misleading pharmaceutical marketing can be far more insidious than Kim Kardashian's recent social media flub with Diclegis, and it is with these more serious transgressions that the FDA must keep a careful eye.

What's With All The Organic Food Recalls?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Although still relatively rare, organic food recalls spiked in 2015 -- but that actually might be a good thing.  The New York Times reports...

The FDA, Finances and Feminism: Why the Third Time Was the Charm for So-Called 'Female Viagra'

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Yuko

Money can't buy happiness but evidently is instrumental in gaining FDA approval for controversial drugs with low efficacy and significant side effects...

Meatless Monday: Reclaiming the Kitchen

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.24.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Foods we once enjoyed without thinking suddenly aren't so delicious now that chain restaurants and movie theaters are complying with FDA mandates to post menu item calorie, fat, sodium and sugar content (I'm talking to you, Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks and Pizza Hut).

FDA Approves Women's Sex Pill Addyi With Safety Restrictions

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a ...

Why We Need Better Data On Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Lance B. Price | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

Studies from around the world and dating back to the 1960s have drawn links between agricultural use of antibiotics, the development and spread of drug resistance, and resulting human infections.

FDA Approval Of Medical Devices Involves Shockingly Little Research

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

Are federal regulators playing fast and loose with the health of the tens of millions of Americans who rely on medical devices to see, walk and ...

The Value Of Public Service

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Donald Cohen

After stopping thalidomide, Dr. Kelsey could've walked through the revolving door into a career with Big Pharma, but she stayed at the FDA, retiring in 2005 at 90 years old. Now that's a life of public service.

Why Our Antibiotics Aren't Working and What We Can Do to Fix It

Aspen Institute | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Aspen Institute

The panel agreed that the biggest step that must be taken to reduce the rate at which bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics is to change societal behaviors.

Looking For The Safest, Healthiest Pet Food? Good Luck With That.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

Eight years ago, thousands of dogs and cats died after being poisoned by tainted food. The world's biggest pet food companies pulled more than 100 di...

FDA Slams Kim K's Endorsement Of Morning Sickness Drug

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

The FDA is smacking down on the drug company Duchesnay Inc. for its use of Kim Kardashian West as a spokesperson. The reality star posted an&nbs...

Cilantro Contaminated With Feces, Toilet Paper Sickens Hundreds

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living

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Efforts Initiated to Conduct First FDA Phase I Trial for ALS

April Rudin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
April Rudin

Although designated an "orphan disease" because it affects less than 200,000 Americans, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) saw millions of benefactors stand tall last year to douse themselves with ice water in support of a cure. The numbers were staggering.

We're About To Know Just How Much Sugar We've Been Eating

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Big changes are coming to nutrition labels, if last week's proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is turned into law. The agen...

Refocusing Cancer Drug Approval on Patients

Eric Kodish, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Kodish, M.D.

What the 21st Century Cures Act ignores is the prevailing, patient agnostic approach to drug development. We need to move toward a patient-centric approach to drug development and approval, and we should start with cancer treatments.

The Olympics of Female Sexual Health

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Over a month ago, I had the chance to attend hearings at the FDA on a drug being considered for approval for female sexual health. Even as the weeks pass, the experience remains fresh in my mind and catalyzes lots of conversations (with folks who like to discuss this sort of thing).

Ending The Big, Fat Debate

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The cap on dietary fat has, indeed, long outlived any utility it ever had. So, too, has a big, fat debate that has diverted us for far too long to nutrients, from the foods that would be a far more constructive, and healthy focus.

How Is Marijuana Policy Factoring into the Presidential Campaign?

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Setting aside the ability of the cannabis industry to have some degree of impact on the current presidential race, what are the positions of some of the more interesting candidates?

It's Time for Blood Donation Equality, Too

Ben Spielberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Ben Spielberg

Ending deferral of blood donations based on sexual orientation entirely is the only way to simultaneously avoid discrimination, preserve the safety of the blood supply, and maintain the FDA's credibility.

Outrage of the Month: FDA Makes Major Blunder After Approving Drug for Rare Sleep Disorder

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Michael Carome, M.D.

Federal regulators are human, and, like everyone else, they make mistakes. The public reasonably expects that, upon discovering a significant mistake, regulators will take appropriate action to correct it.

My Citizen Petition to the FDA: 100% Truthful Nutrition Labeling

Tricia Spencer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Tricia Spencer

A 100% truthful nutrition label is what a nutrition label is meant to be, and it's what every citizen deserves.

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Big, Fat TRANSgression

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In other words, the best diet for our health depends, as it ever has, not on replacing trans fat with any one oil from any one nut up any one tree; but on seeing the forest.

Yeah, We Want It: Female Sexuality and Why It's Time for That Little Pink Pill

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stone

Sex is a basic human right -- a human right. Not a man right. Women want to have sex and, more than that, they want to enjoy it.

Patients Are My Co-Pilot

Margaret Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Margaret Anderson

No longer just passengers, patients are now co-pilots helping to navigate the future of medical progress. But until recently, the pace of progress has been slow. In some diseases, we still utter the words "we haven't seen a new treatment in decades" with a straight face. Decades. Are we seriously accepting this?