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      E-Cigarette Regulatory Talk Gets Hot

      The pressure to regulate e-cigarettes is growing. Currently there is little research on the health impact of e-cigarette ingredients. Now a powerful anti-smoking group is pressuring the FDA to begin studying the safety, ingredients and potential health impacts of electronic cigarettes. American Cancer Society The request is from the American...
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      Aspartame Unlabled in Your Milk Soon

      In news that makes it clear why vigilance is always needed when it comes to what the food industry may do with your food, it ha come to light that the milk industry is attempting to get the FDA to allow dropping of labeling of artificial sweeteners like aspartame in...
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      FDA Issues Warning: Meningitis Outbreak Linked to More Drugs

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings on additional drugs produced by the specialty pharmacy at the center of the current meningitis outbreak. The FDA said it was investigating a report of a meningitis infection in a patient who got a different steroid than the type linked to...
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      Support Prop 37: Join Sixty-One Countries That Require GM Food Labeling

      According to a new interactive Genetically Engineered (GE) Food Labeling Laws map from the Center for Food Safety (CFS) 61 countries require GE food labeling. As the spread of commercialized GE food products mount, the number of people exposed to GE foods globally has grown. This makes truth in labeling...
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      The Battle over Genetically Modified Organisms

      From: Orthomolecular Medicine Personal viewpoint by Howard Straus If you are wondering whether a discussion of GMOs is a fitting subject for this newsletter, consider that Linus Pauling defined “orthomolecular” as “the right molecule.” Genetically modified food may be an example of wholesale ingestion of wrong molecules. Howard Straus, who...
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      New Drugs Approvals Fall is The FDA Finally Doing Its Job

      A study says drug approvals way down. The study presented at a biotechnology industry conference, BIO CEO & Investor Conference, says that the success rate for getting new drugs approved has fallen by about 50%. Drug companies have been raising more complaints recently about a regulatory environment that has begun...
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      The Feds Stepping into Big Pharma Territory With Drug Development

      Taking what is sure to be a step that is sure to raise controversy, the U.S. Government may be taking small steps towards getting into the drug development business. The news is bouncing around the internet after a recent article in the NY Times As the cost and risk of...
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      Drug Maker Issued FDA Warning for Failure to Report on 3,500 Deaths

      In September the FDA issued a warning letter the the drug company Actelion Pharmaceuticals for failure to report on deaths of 3,500 patients who died while on the drugs Tracleer or Ventavis, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. The letter follows a 2009 inspection of the company. “The inspection focused...
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      Drug Pulled From the Market for Heart Attack Risks

      Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull the weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) because clinical studies found rhe drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Approximately 8 million people worldwide take the drug, according to the FDA, ths includes about 100,000 Americans. “Meridia’s continued availability is not justified when...
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      FDA Warns of Fatal Bowel Problem From Rotavirus Vaccine for Children

      With little fanfare the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued labeling changes for the rotavirus vaccine because of the risk of intussusception, a twisting or obstruction of the intestine that can be fatal. The greatest risk was found to be in the 31-day period following the first dose of...
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      FDA Takes on Long-time Mouthwash Claims

      For decades mouthwash makes have been touting the miracles of their mouthwash. It strengthens teeth, prevent gum disease, fights cavities, even help remove plaque. Not so fast says the FDA, after all this time. The Food and Drug Administration has issue warning letters to Johnson & Johnson, CVS and Walgreen...
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      Unlike FDA, British Regulators Take Avandia off the Market

      Ending years of contoversy about the diabetes drug Avandia, the European Medicines Agency today took the step of stopping further use of the drug. An action teh U.S. FDA failed to take. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) “recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for the rosiglitazone-containing anti-diabetes medicines Avandia,...
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      Glaxo forecasts cut as Avandia reaches end of road – Reuters

      Glaxo forecasts cut as Avandia reaches end of roadReutersLONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Analysts cut earnings forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) on Friday after regulators moved to end most use of Avandia, although the impact was limited as sales of the diabetes drug were already set to tail …Popular diabetes drug...
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      Big Pharma Victory in Drive to Eliminate Medical Herbs from Europe

      In their long-standing efforts to wipe out all competition and gain complete control of the herb abd supplements industries, Big Pharma and Agribusiness have scored a major victory in Europe. The fight will now intesify the U.S. Stopped for many years in thier push to make herbs and supplements regulated...
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