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Texas Sues FDA To Recover Seized Execution Drugs

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.26.2017 | Politics

The Texas prison system on Wednesday sued the Food and Drug Administration, demanding the return of 1,000 vials of the execution drug sodium thiopenta...

U.S. House Bill Would Exempt E-Cigarettes From Tobacco Regulations

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.26.2017 | Healthy Living

A bill expected this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would weaken a Food and Drug Administration rule governing e-cigarettes and represent a...

Seek and Ye Shall Find: Canadians Report Weed Killer Detected in 30 Percent of Food Tested

Carey Gillam | Posted 04.14.2017 | Science
Carey Gillam

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone where the U.S. government dares not tread – testing thousands of foods commonly consumed by its citizen...

FDA Warns Mylan Over Quality Concerns At India Facility

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.12.2017 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised concerns over quality controls at a Mylan NV manufacturing plant in India, according to a warni...

Government Can Choose To Stop Making Drugs So Expensive

Dean Baker | Posted 04.11.2017 | Politics
Dean Baker

In keeping with their commitment to being ineffective, liberals have largely ceded the terms of major policy debates to conservatives. In particular, ...

Some Zero Calorie Sweeteners Have Calories, And Everything Is A Lie

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.10.2017 | Taste

When you see the label “zero calories” or “no calories” on certain food products, you probably take it literally and assume the product in que...

FDA Allows 23andMe To Sell Genetic Tests For Disease Risk

Reuters | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.07.2017 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday agreed to allow genetic testing company 23andMe to market tests directly to consumers to assess thei...

Drugmaker Recalls Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.06.2017 | Healthy Living

GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect...

FDA Nominee Gottlieb's Many Industry Entanglements Will Be A Focus Of Wednesday Hearing

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 04.04.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Niv Sultan This week, all the attention’s on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump‘s nominee to become an associate justice of the U.S. S...

Wellness Apps Evade The FDA, Only To Land In Court

Wired | Posted 04.03.2017 | Technology
Wired

By Megan Molteni for WIRED. Smartphone apps are great at lots of things, from sending selfies, to solving late-night taco cravings. And even if they...

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 03.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerati...

FDA Nominee Moves To Untangle Ties To Pharmaceutical Industry

Reuters | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.30.2017 | Healthy Living

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle ...

There's A Good Chance Your Sushi Was Made With Previously Frozen Fish

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.30.2017 | Taste

Sushi was only introduced into the American dining scene in the 1960s, but many of us have accepted raw fish with open arms. Despite how often we eat ...

FDA Approves New Drug For Severe Multiple Sclerosis

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.11.2017 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first treatment for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), a severe form of the neuro...

U.S. Agents Seize 40,000 Counterfeit Condoms In Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.25.2017 | Crime

U.S. federal agents have confiscated 40,000 items that consumers hope are never fake: condoms. The counterfeits were seized in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ...

USDA Drops Plan To Test For Monsanto Weed Killer In Food

Carey Gillam | Posted 03.27.2017 | Green
Carey Gillam

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed ki...

FDA Links Breast Implants To Deaths From Rare Type Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living

Nine women have died of a rare type of lymphoma that Food and Drug Administration officials now say may be caused by breast implants. This form of ca...

Sky-High Drug Prices For Rare Diseases Show Why Orphan Drug Act Needs Reform

The Conversation US | Posted 03.18.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

By Dana Goldman, University of Southern California and Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University When Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced in February it wo...

When 'Opioid' Overdoses Aren't Just Caused By Opioids

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living

Opioid overdose deaths are at a record high in the U.S., and deaths from prescription painkillers, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, are...

Trump Nominates FDA Head With Deep Ties To Drug Companies

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the ...

Donald Trump Poised To Nominate Scott Gottlieb To Head FDA: Reports

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is expected as early as Friday to nominate Dr. ScottGottlieb, a physician and conservative health policy expert...

Taking Aim At The Opioid Industry

Paul Thacker | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Paul Thacker

Late last year, the Associated Press combined reporting with the Center for Public Integrity to roll out a multi-part series on the $880 million spent...

Less Politics, More Ethics And Compassion In Our Health Care!

Patrick Beretta | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Patrick Beretta

Health care is an immoral battlefield on which to wage political warfare. People dedicated to the preservation of endangered wildlife understand perfe...

Pompe Drug Lauded By Trump Costs $300,000 A Year

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.02.2017 | Healthy Living

President Donald Trump told Congress on Tuesday that more needs to be done to bring down “artificially high” prices for prescription drugs, while ...

Yes, There Is Arsenic In Your Rice. Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.14.2017 | Taste

Yes, there is arsenic in your rice. Yes, arsenic is toxic. And it has been associated with lung, skin and bladder cancer, among other health concerns...