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Prescription Drug Abuse Crackdown Hits CVS

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

A crackdown by the Drug Enforcement Administration against two big health care companies this month signals that the Obama administration is putting m...

Hip Implants Were Sold Overseas After Being Rejected By FDA

The New York Times | BARRY MEIER | Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living

The health care products giant Johnson & Johnson continued to market an artificial hip in Europe and elsewhere overseas after the Food and Drug Admini...

D.M. Levine

An FDA for Wall Street's Risky Business

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

Are exotic financial derivatives as risky as untested prescription drugs? Two University of Chicago economists say possibly. As noted by economist Ste...

Nutrition in a Second-Rate Hen House

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This week, Wal-Mart announced the release of its home-grown, front-of-pack nutrition guidance system. Can we possibly be that gullible? If so, we probably all deserve to be eating whatever the big companies selling food tell us we should.

The Democratization of Health Care: Clinical Research and Quality Health Care for Minority Populations

Gary Puckrein | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

The American clinical research system is not designed to maximize the potential for the best possible outcomes of health services that are delivered to all American health care consumers.

Fishing for Labels

Wendy Gordon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Let's take the stigma out of labels and have them do what they do best -- inform consumer choice.

Marcus Baram

SEC Probes Deutsche Bank's 'Crap' CDOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission investigates a Wall Street behemoth over claims that it assembled and sold a package of subprime mortgage-backe...

FDA Staffers Sue Agency Over Surveillance Of Personal E-mail

The Washington Post | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology

The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that t...

Gloves Come Off in Genetically Engineered Food Fight

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

When is a salmon not a salmon? It sounds ridiculous, but that's one of the most important issues in the food world, where the gloves are off in the fight about genetically engineered foods.

Federal regulators have failed to act on toxic chemical, report says

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsDespite growing fears over the health effects of a chemical found in many baby bottles and a host of other products, federa...

5 Things Never To Feed Your Child

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Today, I often get questions from parents regarding the healthiest foods to give their children. More often than not, they don't like my answers. Do you ever wonder about how the foods you're giving your child today may affect him or her tomorrow? Here are five to steer clear of.

Cancer One, War Less Than One

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

The FDA and the institutional review boards, rather than being impediments to patients gaining access to potentially life-saving drugs, must become a partner with patients. Regulatory impediments before parents must be eased.

Orange Juice Shows Us the Toxic Side of International Trade

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

The U.S. has identified safer ways to limit mold growth on citrus in Florida and California. The U.S. should demand the same from our overseas suppliers.

New Video by Food, Inc. Director Underscores Need to Label Genetically Engineered Food

Naomi Starkman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Naomi Starkman

"Labels Matter" tells the story of three women who share a belief in the right to know, but for entirely different reasons.

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Limps To Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

"The Watchdog" is back off the leash, with more bark and bite. After a six-month break to focus on some other duties here at HuffPost, I'm happy to be...

WATCH: He's A 36-Year-Old Virgin Who's Fathered 14 Kids

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 01.17.2012 | Weird News

Trent Arsenault has fathered 14 kids, but never known the joys of intimacy. Yes, this self-proclaimed "donorsexual" is a 36-year-old virgin despite...

Re-Vote On Yaz Blood Clot Risk?

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group on Thursday urged the Food and Drug Administration to hold a n...

Trans Fat: Hiding In Plain Sight

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to get rid of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, avoid products like these.

Lynne Peeples

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public ...

Evolutionary Lessons From Superbugs

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The genetics and genomics of bacterial antibiotic resistance and virulence teach us some fundamentally important lessons about evolution. They also pose some significant challenges to scientific explanation.

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Riots over ...

Top 10 Medical Research Trends to Watch in 2012

Margaret Anderson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

We'll be watching for the launch of one or more of these efforts in 2012.

Three Men Allegedly Peddling Stem Cell 'Miracle Cure' Arrested

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Crime

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO , Jan 2 (Reuters) - Three men were arrested and a fourth is being sought by the FBI in what investigators sa...

FDA Approves Prevnar Pneumonia Vaccine

Reuters | Anna Yukhananov | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Anna Yukhananov (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved the expansion of Pfizer Inc's blockbuster Prevnar vaccine for use in adul...

What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Before you start on any diet on Jan. 1, consider this. A comfortable, slow weight-loss diet, accompanied by exercise and increased muscle mass, always works.