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Hollywood's Fix for America's Three and a Half Trillion-Dollar Lobbying Addiction

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

The United States of America has a dirty little secret. We're addicted to a drug. A drug dealt everyday in the halls of Congress, on the streets of Washington. That drug is corruption, pure and simple.

Do Government Health Interventions Ruin Personal Liberty?

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

I realize that's a bumper sticker slogan for the "right to life" movement, but that's not how I mean it -- I choose the lives.

NYT Editorial: Time To Crack Down On Dishonest Food Labels

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has said one of her priorities is to improve the information on food packa...

FDA: Cautious on food safety - reckless on prescription drug safety

Sidney M. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Sidney M. Wolfe

The new guard at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brought welcome, increased focus and action to protect people from unsafe or possibly unsa...

FDA Urges Docs To Report Misleading Drug Ads

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will begin asking doctors to keep an eye out for misleading drug advertisements as...

Walgreens Will Not Stock Genetic Test By Pathway Genomics Without 'Further Clarity'

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The largest U.S. drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., said Wednesday it will hold off selling what was poised to be the first over-the-co...

FDA On Fosamax: NO Link Between Bone Drug, Fractures

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The FDA has found no link between oral bisphosphonate osteoporosis medications such as Fosamax and certain thigh bone fractures....

The American Cancer Society Trivializes Cancer Risks: Blatant Conflicts of Interest

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

The May 6 report by the President's Cancer Panel is well-documented. It warns of scientific evidence on avoidable causes of cancer from exposure to carcinogens in air, water, products and the workplace.

FDA Asks Hospitals To Report Safety Glitches In Digital Health Systems

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Concern over safety risks posed by health information technology has led the Food and Drug Administration to step up scrutiny of the products, includi...

Osteoporosis Drug Blamed For Leg Breaks

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ABC news reported Monday that a growing number of women are experiencing "unusual breaks" in their thigh bones. Now, many are pointing to the popular ...

Green News Report -- March 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

Tufts Study Incites Possible National Investigation Of Calorie Counts

Tufts Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D−NY) is pushing for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory changes based on the results of a recent study by...

Do Na'vi Get Sunburned?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Shannon

The FDA has been working on sunscreen safety rules for 32 years. In the mean time, EWG has come up with a sunscreen database that analyzes close to 2,000 sun protection products.

Botow For Elbows, Wrists, Finger Spasms Approved By FDA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved Allergan's botulinum-based drug Botox to treat spasms of the elbow, wrist...

Green News Report -- March 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...

Shocking Stupidity: Boston Globe Ignores Research to Support Dangerous Autism Program

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

If the FDA's standard is good enough for medications -- why shouldn't we use it for other treatments that can potentially do harm to our most vulnerable children?

A Clinical Failure

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

The letter was terse. Our health insurance company would no longer cover our son's epilepsy medication unless we switched from the brand name drug ...

Pilots Taking Antidepressants? The FAA Is Risking Our Lives

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

It's unrealistic that taking antidepressants will have good results for depressed pilots. Careful analyses of antidepressant studies cast their beneficial effects into doubt while confirming their harmful effects.

Eating In, Caveat Emptor: FDA Recalls scores of prepared and processed foods

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

For the past ten days my inbox has been filled with FDA bulletins announcing recalls of food products ranging from soup to nuts, chips to dips, packag...

Food-Borne Illnesses Cost U.S. $152 Billion Annually: Study

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. — Food-borne illnesses, such as E. coli and salmonella, cost the United States $152 billion annually in health care and other loss...

FDA Could Take Foods Over Shelves Over Inaccurate Labeling

Mother Nature Network | Robin Shreeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seventeen food manufacturers, including a few that produce organic products, have been issued warning letters by the FDA about their front-of-package ...

Jeremy Binckes

New Study: Increased Food Inspection Will Save Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The costs associated with tainted foods are much higher than previously thought, according a new survey by Make Our Food Safe, a coalition of public h...

Let The Sun Shine: Cosmeceutical Science Part 2

Dr. Arnold Klein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Arnold Klein

Vitamin D3 is not only great for your bones, but it helps prevent illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other conditions often caused by a poor immune system.

The Food And Drug Administration Admits Risks Of Medical Radiation While Ignoring Dangers Of Mammography

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

the FDA remains strangely unaware that radiation from routine premenopausal mammography poses significant and cumulative risks of breast cancer.

Experts: Move To Electronic Medical Records Needs Oversight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz Huffington Post Investigative FundThough electronic health records may greatly improve medical care in the future, ...