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Key Hand Sanitizer Ingredient May Cause More Harm Than Good

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Our exposure to triclosan is so widespread that it lurks not only in our soap, but in our own bodies. Studies have found traces of it in urine, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood.

Short-Term Memory, Long-Term Consequences

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

In an era where the Federal Government has seen some of its lowest approval ratings in history, it has become all too easy for Americans to relegate blame to their elected officials. Our problem are more complex.

How Much Is Your Life Worth?

The New York Times | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As the players here remake the nation’s vast regulatory system, they have been grappling with a subject that is more the province of ...

Little-Known Provision In New Food Safety Law

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed p...

The 10 Worst Drug Recalls In History

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This year's recall of certain types of Tylenol and Motrin by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), which began in January, brought back memories of the 1982 ...

Pfizer Withdraws Blood Pressure Drug Over Fatal Liver Damage

AP | MARLEY SEAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. said Friday it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug...

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Consumers used to worry about ordering seafood fried, instead of the healthier broiled-or-stewed option, but since the BP spill they're unsure about whether to eat it at all.

'Most Promising' New Diet Drug Rejected by FDA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The government on Tuesday unexpectedly rejected what appeared to be the most promising candidate among a class of new diet drugs, w...

FDA Panel Recommends Testing of ECT Machines

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

Psychiatric reform moves ahead a step at a time, falters, and hopefully moves ahead again. Today's recommended classification of ECT into Category III for most conditions is a step forward and a somewhat positive sign to those of us who have called for this for decades.

'E-Cigarettes' Banned In New York Until Further Notice

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make the state the first to ban electronic cigarettes, devices touted on...

Fake FDA Official: 'Just Eat A Goddamn Vegetable'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In this short clip from the new Onion News Network show on IFC, (fake) Deputy FDA Commissioner Steve Hoyer instructs Americans to "just eat a goddamn ...

Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Instead of giving us change and hope, biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations.

FDA Whistleblower Allegations Shouldn't Be Swept Under the Carpet

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Secretary Sebelius can't let this issue be swept under the carpet. The lives of patients will continue to be put at risk until the FDA's house is put in order.

Kids' Food Labels: Healthy or Not?

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Prevention Institute's new study, released yesterday, Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children's Food examined products with front-of-pa...

Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

Stop eating dangerous genetically modified foods! That's the upshot of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's position paper released today.

Front-of-Package Labels Hide Truth: 8-of-10 kids' foods flunk nutrition standards

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Chronic diseases like diabetes are skyrocketing, and children are predicted to have a shorter life span than their parents. Parents want healthy fo...

Craigslist Ad For Mother's Milk Called 'Very Dangerous'

KMGH Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A Craigslist ad offering to sell frozen mother's milk is being called "very dangerous" by officials with the Mother's Milk Bank at Rocky Mou...

Obama's Appeasement of Business Interests Has Real-Life Costs

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

Sixteen months ago, President Obama issued a ringing call for a progressive vision of government. But today he's embracing a far less generous vision.

Donald Rumsfeld and the Strange History of Aspartame

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robbie Gennet

Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld, the "knowns and unknowns" guy who remarkably executed some of the worst decisions in American foreign policy and got a meda...

Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Be More Difficult To Get? FDA To Decide.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Food and Drug Administration is having a meeting to decide who controls your right to choose mental illness treatment.

Food Safety Law Makes History

Barbara Kowalcyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Kowalcyk

The law contains key elements of Kevin's Law, named in memory of our son who died in 2001.

Darrell Issa, Step Away From the Corporations

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Goodman

Remember "freedom fries"? That's what Republicans renamed french fries after France refused to support the invasion of Iraq. This year, renaming fries might be the extent of food regulation that Congress is willing to support.

FDA: Agency Must Review Tobacco Products

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration says it must review tobacco products that were introduced or changed over the last four years i...

Throwing Biotech Lies at Tomatoes - Part 1: Killer Tomatoes

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith Remember the pictures of the fish tomatoes? For years they were an unofficial emblem of the anti-GMO m...

Throwing Biotech Lies at Tomatoes - Part 2: The Liars

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith < Read Part 1 I write about the Flavr Savr in Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetic...