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      E-Cigarette Regulatory Talk Gets Hot

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      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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      FDA Issues Warning: Meningitis Outbreak Linked to More Drugs

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      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

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      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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      BPA Linked to Childhood Obesity

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      Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., of the NYU School of Medicine, New York City, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing. “In the U.S. population, exposure is nearly ubiquitous, with 92.6 percent of persons 6 years or older identified in the 2003-2004 National Health and...
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      The Battle over Genetically Modified Organisms

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      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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      Why Do Drugs Cost So Much?

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      Are you interested in learning the economics of health and medicine? Are you a skeptic of Natural Medicine? Are you a proponent  alternative medicine? We would like to highlight this article published by Time Magazine in 2004. In light of the recent uprising of the Occupy Wall Street movement, many...
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      New Drugs Approvals Fall is The FDA Finally Doing Its Job

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      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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      Obesity Drug Contrave Rejected By FDA for Heart Risks

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      Drugs are not substitute for naturally managing one’s health. However, with the wide spread obesity epidemic and its enormous cost to in dollars and lives, drugs may be a needed part of the solution for decades as people better understand the need for a natural remedy of better diets and...
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      Shining a Light on Cancer Cells

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      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of a novel, and perhaps natural, new technology to diagnose cancer. The approach uses brightly glowing nanoparticles, C Dots, to attempt to “light up” cancer cells C dots are silica spheres that enclose several dye molecules. The c dots are structures...
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      The Feds Stepping into Big Pharma Territory With Drug Development

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      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

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      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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      FDA Warns of Fatal Bowel Problem From Rotavirus Vaccine for Children

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      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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