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FDA Shamed in Media for Slow Reaction on Mercury

Posted October 8, 2015
Amalgam, typically referred to as “silver fillings,” is a consumer fraud perpetuated by those who, through the years, have stood to gain from its continued sale.  This includes the American Dental Association Health Foundation, the non-profit research arm of the American Dental Association (ADA), which held patents on two (now expired) amalgam formulations (patent numbers: US04078921 and US04018600).  Read more.

Why are Older People Taking as Many as 30 Big Pharma Drugs?

Posted October 7, 2015
Seniors represent only 13% of the population, but they take over 40% of pharmaceutical drugs in the US. In the UK, 45% of prescriptions are doled out to individuals over the age of 65 years. The practice of polypharmacy has never been more acute than it is in the modern era. So why are we drugging the elderly so profoundly?  Read more.

BMJ Publishes Study Revealing How Flawed Drug Research Fails a Trusting Public

Posted October 7, 2015
Restoring Study 329 is a reanalysis and rebuttal of the original Study 329, a randomized, controlled trial published in 2001 of the efficacy and harms of paroxetine (known as Paxil in the US) and imipramine in the treatment of adolescent major depression, which concluded that “paroxetine is generally well tolerated and effective for major depression in adolescents.”  Read more.

These Emails Show Monsanto Leaning on Professors to Fight the GMO PR War

Posted October 7, 2015
For a blockbuster recent piece, the New York Times’ Eric Lipton got a first look at a massive cache of private emails between prominent public university scientists and GMO industry executives and flacks. The emails came to light through a barrage of controversial Freedom of Information Act requests by U.S. Right to Know, which is funded by the scrappy, anti-corporate Organic Consumers Association. Read more.