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Could a Chinese Herb Replace Life-Threatening RA Drugs?

Posted May 16, 2014
The famous Cleveland Clinic has opened a Chinese herbal medicine center, but Europe is virtually banning it.  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — One in Five Pregnant Women Take Opioid Painkillers

Posted May 7, 2014
Although acetaminophen has no FDA classification for use in pregnant women, it is often the over-the-counter painkiller recommended for expectant mothers. Given the link between acetaminophen and ADHD, this drug should be classified as Category D (there is evidence of fetal risk, but it may still be recommended in urgent cases).  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the FDA today, and ask them to warn expecting mothers about the dangers of acetaminophen.

ACTION ALERT — Popular Antidepressant May Promote Breast Cancer

Posted April 23, 2014
Recently, researchers have found that paroxetine—the active ingredient in Paxil and Pexeva, some of the most widely prescribed SSRI antidepressants—has an estrogenic effect that likely promotes the development and growth of breast tumors in women.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA to reverse its approval of paroxetine for hot flashes. There is no reason for this dangerous drug’s approval, especially considering that it does the opposite of what it was intended to do when it was initially approved—reduce the risk of breast cancer.

ACTION ALERT — Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act Could Save Many Lives

Posted April 16, 2014
New legislation would prevent the FDA from denying appropriate experimental drugs from dying patients.  Read more and ask your legislators to support the Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act—tell them this is their opportunity to save countless lives.

ACTION ALERT — Could Congress Legalize Raw Milk?

Posted April 16, 2014
The natural health community has been touting the benefits of raw milk for years. Now there are two bipartisan bills in Congress to help legalize it.  Read more and ask your congressional representative to support Reps. Massie’s and Pingree’s raw milk bills.

ACTION ALERT — FDA Flubs Again on Vitamin E, Stubbornly Clinging to Outdated Science

Posted April 10, 2014
The FDA’s labeling changes show a poor understanding of supplement science, will confuse consumers, and could endanger the long-term health of Americans, most of whom are teetering on the edge of one form of nutritional deficiency or another.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the FDA TODAY, and ask the agency to revise its new units of measurement for vitamin E.

ACTION ALERT — NPR Spreads Serious Falsehoods About HPV Vaccine

Posted April 4th, 2014
NPR’s All Things Considered recently aired a segment lamenting the low vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) in American children. The introduction to the piece called the vaccine “safe and effective” and it went on to claim, “Studies to date have shown no significant safety problems” with the HPV vaccine.  This is dangerously misleading information.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell NPR to report both sides of the HPV vaccine debate! Their latest story on the vaccine left out important information that families across the country need in order to make informed decisions.

Tell Costco ro Reject GMO Salmon

Posted April 2, 2014
Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the U.S. and is one of the last large retailers that hasn’t made a commitment not to sell GE salmon.  Sign the petition urging Costco to join its competitors and commit to keeping GE salmon off its shelves:  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — Grassroots Victory: Your Activism Could Save Liza’s Life

Posted March 26, 2014
The FDA’s decision is a victory for natural health advocates, but the fight has just begun. Read more and Take Action to  Continue to Pressure Congress and the FDA to allow patient access to potentially lifesaving treatments.  

ACTION ALERT — FDA Needs a Lesson in Supplement Science

Posted March 26, 2014
The FDA’s labeling changes show a poor understanding of supplement science, will confuse consumers, and could endanger the long-term health of Americans, most of whom are teetering on the edge of one form of nutritional deficiency or another.  Read more and Take Action to write to the FDA TODAY, and ask it to revise its new standards for DVs.

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