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FDA Launching Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed At Youth

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the co...

FDA Sets New Limits On Arsenic In Apple Juice

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favor...

WATCH: What's Holding Back Medical Progress?

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:20am-12:20pm EST Why are rapidly evolving scientific discoveries not being translated into treatments for the country’s most pressing me...

How a Shadow Drug Industry Tries to Avoid Regulation

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Some members of Congress are trying to reign in this shadow drug industry, compounding pharmacies, by giving the FDA the authority to regulate these firms. But the industry is fighting back, using its political clout to resist federal standards.

Re-Vote On Yaz Blood Clot Risk?

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group on Thursday urged the Food and Drug Administration to hold a n...

Political Hardball In the Plan B Emergency Contraception Decision

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

I was appalled by the president's rejection of the scientific and medical advice he and Secretary Sebelius received, recommending exactly the opposite.

Eight Reasons Obama Should Reverse His Mistake on Plan B

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Any time an administration finds science politically inconvenient, this precedent by a supposedly pro-science president will make it that much easier for future administrations to assert more absolute authority. That is dangerous for the future of science and the nation.

Emotions Run High When it Comes to Breast Cancer

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Whatever you call them, we are obsessed with breasts. And it is not just men; many women are obsessed too, about their shape, their firmness and their size. For many, we let our breasts define us.

Why It Makes Sense To Keep Avastin Available For Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The reason I believe Avastin should be available for breast cancer treatment is that it helps a fraction of women, albeit a small one, to live active, enjoyable lives.

10 Freakiest Things About Frankenfish

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

This article was written by the Organic Consumers Association's Political Director, Alexis Baden-Mayer. To take action to stop Frankenfish, please cli...

Food Safety Bill Stalled By Tom Coburn, Small Farm Interests

The New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the Senate has still not acted to fix many of the flaws in the nation's food safety system -- although a bill to do so has broad bipartisan suppor...

Make the Punishment Fit the Crime

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

A company's compliance record hinges on choosing between two philosophies. If it believes that compliance is the "cost of doing business," it invaria...

FDA, Obama Digital Medical Records Team At Odds Over Safety Oversight

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative FundComputers at a major Midwest hospital chain went awry on June 29, posting some doct...

Monsanto's Permit to Poison Us

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

Dan Quayle couldn't spell potato, but he made sure they'd be genetically engineered. Here's how Monsanto got their permit to poison us: On May 26, 19...

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 ...

An Overdue Ban On A Dangerous Sweetener

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Samuel S. Epstein

It is anticipated that Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the newly appointed FDA Commissioner and public health advocate, will promptly ban the continued use of aspartame.

The Food & Drug Administration: Broken, Now Break It Up!

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

The FDA seems to have never heard of the precautionary principle and, in service to the interests of a few chemical companies like Monsanto, put the entire eating public at risk.

Obama Announces FDA Chief Pick, Outlines Food Safety Measures

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as...