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What's the FBI Doing in My Milk?

Tommy Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tommy Rosen

This past Wednesday, the FBI in conjunction with the FDA raided Rawsome, a private membership food-buying club.

Our Patience Has Run Out: NRDC Sues FDA for Failure to Regulate BPA

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Today, NRDC filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for its failure to act on a petition to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, food containers, and other materials likely to come into contact with food.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

Kombucha, Alcohol Laws: Fermented Drink May Be Subject To Alcohol Regulations

Kim Severson at the New York Times' Diner's Journal | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fans of kombucha know it packs a little kick, but perhaps too much of one? Earlier this week, Whole Foods Market pulled unpasteurized versions of the ...

The FDA, Toxins and Your Body

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The FDA has taken no regulatory action whatsoever over the last six decades, to protect the public from unknowing exposures to a wide range of toxic ingredients.

Reglan Lawsuits Continue to Drive Debate Over Corporate Immunity, Generic Preemption

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward F. Blizzard

The Supreme Court is currently awaiting word from the Obama administration regarding its position on generic drug manufacturers' claims that federal regulation of prescription drugs grants them immunity from lawsuits in state courts.

Medication Mix-ups? Missing Lab Results? Send Us Your Health IT Tips, Stories

Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Emma Schwartz

Amid concerns about patient safety, a consensus is emerging: The government needs a way to monitor the safety of health information technology it is e...

Electronic Medical Record Shift: Signs Of Harm Emerge As Doctors Move From Paper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund One day in March 2009, hospital workers misread small print on a computer screen,...

80-Plus Groups Urge FDA, USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

A proposed U.S. policy on food labeling would create major problems for American producers who want to label their products as free of genetically modified or engineered ingredients.

We Still Need a Food Supply for Dummies!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Advice to eat more plant foods simply states the destination; it does not provide the step-by-step, GPS-like guidance people need to move in that direction. Besides, alas, it doesn't work.

Who Are You Going To Trust?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I'd rather be in front of this screen or the boob tube than slicing, dicing and doing the healthiest for myself, during my last twenty some odd years I've "nuked" food close to thirty thousand times.

Weekly Pulse: Rand Paul, DIY Ophthalmologist

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Instead of getting some fancy board-certification as an ophthalmologist, Paul decided to "go Galt" and make up his own credentials.

GE Ignored Omniscan Safety Advice And May Have Hid Evidence From FDA, Documents Show

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE Healthcare ignored the advice of its own safety experts to "proactively" restrict use of its imaging drug, Omniscan, after reports in Europe linked...

It's Time for NICE

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

Congress needs to reassess the US regulatory system for managing drugs. We have entered the era of personalized medicine where the biological traits ...

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

Green News Report -- April 13, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Are we gonna n...

U.S. Government Is Not Taking The Potentially Harmful Effects Of GMOs Seriously

Reuters | Carey Gillam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Robert Kremer, a U.S. government microbiologist who studies Midwestern farm soil, has spent two decades analyzing the rich dirt that yields billions o...

Avandia and the Heart: A Reminder That Drugs Can Harm

Madan Kwatra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

Educating people that drugs can cause harm is likely to reduce our consumption of drugs and our risk of experiencing adverse drug effects.

Food Safety in the US: We're on Red Alert

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

Illnesses caused by contaminated foods, which could be prevented with proper government oversight, are instead causing massive hospitalization and the deaths of thousands of Americans.

Dick Durbin Calls For Overhaul Of Food Safety

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Sunday brought his efforts to call for an overhaul of the nation's food safety laws to a West Loop grocery store. Durbin, wi...

Studies Show Popular Reflux Drug Reglan Dangerous, Ineffective

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward F. Blizzard

Last year, the Food & Drug Administration issued a black box warning, the strongest of its kind, for the drug Reglan and its generic forms metoclopram...

You Want Chicken Poop With That Steak? Why FDA Should Ban Feces From Feed

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

We feed chicken manure to cattle because it's cheap; and because we produce far too much of it to properly dispose of as fertilizer.

Hey, Free Marketeers, the Burden of Proof Is on You

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip Goldberg

Here's my modest proposal: corporate big shots should create a self-policing body with real teeth. After all, many professions have organizations that hold their members accountable.

FDA Still Dragging Its Feet on Triclosan

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Surveys of the U.S. population from ages six to over 65 have found residues of triclosan -- marketed as reducing the growth of harmful bacteria -- in over three-quarters of people.

Race for the Cure, and the Vaccine too

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

These days it seems that everyone around me knows a family member, friend, neighbor, or congregation member who has battled breast cancer. Some come ...