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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?

Here's How Much Mouse Poop The FDA Allows In Your Food

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

You've probably eaten mouse poop -- and the federal government is just fine with that. It's also fine with mold, rat hairs and insect legs. The Fo...

This Piece Of Art Is Made With The Blood Of Gay Men -- Blood The FDA Won't Take

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.14.2015 | Gay Voices

One artist is making a bold statement about the anti-gay stigma still prevalent in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) policy regarding bloo...

Thank You FDA for Making #HERstory

Susan Scanlan | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Susan Scanlan

What I've learned from my 40-year career as a women's rights champion is simple: progress, at its foundation -- at its very core -- is about making life better for people. And just last week, an FDA panel made big progress for millions of women living with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder.

Why Food Safety Matters

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.

Outrage of the Month: Industry Lawsuit Threatens FDA's Regulation of Drugs

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

On May 7, Amarin Pharma filed an unusual lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), arguing that the agency's drug regulations violate the company's First Amendment free-speech rights. If Amarin prevails in its litigation, the repercussions for patient and public health will be dire.

Medical Researcher Allen D. Allen Is Waiting...

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science
Gordy Grundy

Much of our lives are spent waiting. We wait for our hopes, plans and actions to develop, progress and mature. Allen D. Allen is a retired medical res...

Jason Cherkis

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Alter U.S. Addiction Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have joined forces to back legislation that would make medically assisted treatm...

Promising New Treatments for Melanoma

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Despite these recent breakthroughs, there is no "one size fits all" treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma. Your medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medications) should consider the individual factors of your case to determine which drugs make the most sense for you.

Sodium Reduction Saves States Health Care Costs

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Until the FDA acts on sodium reduction, they'll continue to be responsible for the loss of billions of health care dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives.

GMO Labels May Reassure, Encourage Sales, Not Scare Consumers Away

David Ropeik | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The ability to produce hybrid crops with beneficial traits has great promise for human and environmental health. The fight over labeling is a stumbling block preventing society from developing wise and safe uses of this technology, and that's frustrating because the fight is pointless.

Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.

Jesse Rifkin

Secret Trade Deal Serves Up Toxic Food, Advocates Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers and safety advocates threw food into the fight over fast-tracking a giant Pacific trade bill Thursday, demanding th...

FDA Approves 5 New Diet Drugs With Serious Side Effects

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living

After $60 million spent on lobbying, the U.S Food and Drug Administration -- which had a 13-year history of rejecting new diet drugs -- has approved f...

Removing the Insurance Roadblock: I Propose the Cancer Patient Treatment Coverage Act

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Food and Drug Administration has done an admirable job of keeping up with rapidly changing science. One wishes one could say the same for the insurance industry.

Science, Not Politics, Should Drive Trade and Regulatory Decisions

Phil Goldberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Phil Goldberg

Modern advances in food science, both in how we produce and deliver food, have become key battlegrounds in the science versus fear-mongering debate.

Jason Cherkis

Republican Congressman Wants Heroin Overdose Drug Sold Over The Counter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As heroin deaths continue to spike across the U.S., more and more states are allowing for greater use of naloxone, or Narcan, a drug tha...

Is the FDA unKIND?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Chances are, if you have ever ventured just about anywhere outside of your own house, that you are familiar with the increasingly ubiquitous KIND bars...

Jesse Rifkin

E-Cigarettes Are Now More Popular With Young People Than Regular Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use for the first time, according to data released Thursday by the Cen...

The FDA Has Found A Better Way To Track Contaminated Foods

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.16.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Thousands Of Ingredients Are Being Added To Our Food And The FDA Has No Idea

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has inspected all of your food? Not so, thanks to a loophole in a 57-year-old law. According to ...