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Nutrition Label 2.0: Bigger, Bolder, Better

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

House Approves Drug Safety Bill In Bipartisan Fashion

AP | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House easily approved bipartisan legislation Saturday aimed at improving the safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies...

DOJ To Appeal Order On Morning-After Pill Age Limits

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

One day after the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its decision to lower the age for over-the-counter birth control access, the Department O...

Gluten-Free Labeling in the United States

Whitney Caudill | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Whitney Caudill

It has been five years since the statutory deadline for final rules on gluten-free labeling, and the FDA has taken no final action. Five years. It is time for the FDA to do something.

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.

Is Your Medicine Cabinet Poisoning You?

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

As consumers, we need to be able to trust that the products we buy are safe. But contrary to common sense, the products used most often by Americans, also tend to be the least regulated.