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ACTION ALERT — Tell the FDA That Regulating LDTs as Devices is a Bad Idea

Posted July 16, 2014
Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are diagnostic tests developed and performed by local labs. They are widely used—thousands of different LDTs are available—and include genetic tests, tests for rare conditions, and companion diagnostics. LDTs are vital tools for personalized medicine because labs can even create custom diagnostic tests.  Other diagnostic tests—in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test kits—are regulated by the FDA as “devices.” Commonly, these are products containing all or most of the components needed to perform a test, which are then packaged and commercially distributed. The FDA is considering whether to regulate LDTs the same way, which would mean each test would have an evidentiary mountain to climb—difficult when tests are custom-designed for one particular patient!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA that laboratory-developed tests should not be regulated as devices!

ACTION ALERT — FDA Proposes New Rules for Compounding

Posted July 16, 2014
There are two FDA documents open for comments that greatly need your input.

Read more and please take action immediately on both these proposals, and send your comments to the FDA today! Remember that legal action is not possible until rules are final, and the more comments we can get in now the stronger we will be.

ACTION ALERT — Will Human Beings Soon Stop Bathing?

Posted July 10, 2014
And instead use pro-biotics for the skin? Meanwhile, must we try to kill every germ on us, good or bad, with triclosan?  The FDA is asking for public comment on the agency’s 2014–2018 priorities. Contact the agency and point out that a review of triclosan is not mentioned anywhere in priorities. Demand that they stick to their stated 2016 deadline, and suggest they issue draft a proposal by 2015 on triclosan to give the public time to review and comment.  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — The FTC Continues to Violate the Law

Posted July 9, 2014
They’re trying to set a dangerous new precedent, but you can stop it.  There is a thirty-day comment period, after which the FTC must consider comments and decide whether to sign or withdraw the consent decree. The comment period ends on July 9, TODAY, so it is essential you contact the agency TODAY and demand that they revise the proposed consent decree!  Read more and TAKE ACTION.

Tell Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Switch to Organic Milk!

Posted July 3, 2014

Starbucks usesmore than 93 million gallons of milk per year, according to 2011 figures (and the company has only grown since then).  That’s enough milk to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools.  Too bad it’s not organic.  Please sign our petition asking Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to switch to organic milk!  Read more. 

ACTION ALERT — What are they putting into school lunches now?

Posted July 3, 2014
Dogfish may not previously have been on your menu. Indeed, most people have never heard of it. That makes it all the easier to dump this unsafe fish into the school lunch program.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the USDA to ban dogfish, high in toxic mercury, from the federal school lunch program!

ACTION ALERT — Are Drugs Safe?

Posted July 3, 2014
A number of drugs contain an incredibly toxic chemical, even though safer alternatives exist. Big Pharma could have but chose not to clean this up voluntarily.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to contact the FDA immediately and tell them there is no reason for drugs to contain phthalates a moment longer. They should be banned outright instead of relying on drug makers’ voluntary compliance.

ACTION ALERT — Mumps Vaccine Proves Ineffective

Posted June 13, 2014
Instead of acknowledging the vaccine’s problems, the CDC and mainstream media blame people who don’t vaccinate.  Read more and TAKE ATION to contact the Centers for Disease Control and ask them to do more research on mumps, the MMR shot, and the vaccine schedule.

ACTION ALERT– FDA Asked Big Pharma to Self-Police on Dangerous Chemicals

Posted May 22, 2014
Why would the FDA issue a voluntary guidance, when they have the power to ban harmful substances outright?  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA to ban phthalates in drugs! Please write to the FDA and tell them their voluntary compliance request is not being heeded, and is not sufficient to protect Americans’ health.

ACTION ALERT — Federal Agencies Target Natural Products, But Give Big Food a Free Pass on False Advertising

Posted May 22, 2014
The FDA and the FTC won’t allow reasonable, science-based claims about foods and supplements, but they let mega-companies like Coke run wild.   In 2011, ANH-USA filed a Citizen Petition with the FTC alleging that its arbitrary requirements for food and dietary supplement health claims oversteps its jurisdiction, violates the First Amendment, and chills protected speech. Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FTC to respond to ANH-USA’s petition.

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