This dangerous, biotech-industry-friendly GMO labeling legislation is on its way to the Senate, but the fight is far from over. Action Alert! As we reported last week, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced a bill that has been championed by the Monsantos of the world, not to mention the Big Food industry. The deceptively titled “Safe… Continue reading Defying Voters’ Wishes, House Passes the DARK Act
Month: July 2015
New Proposal Gives Hope to Terminally Ill Patients
A new “Right to Try” law has been introduced in the House of Representatives in addition to Rep. Griffith’s bill. They both need our support! Action Alert! A few months ago, we reported on the re-introduction of the Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA). The purpose of the bill is… Continue reading New Proposal Gives Hope to Terminally Ill Patients
FDA Adds Heart Attack and Stroke Warning to Some Painkillers
Why did it take the FDA so long to warn consumers about these increased dangers? And why, despite these new warnings, does the agency seriously understate the risks? Earlier this month, the FDA announced it would be strengthening its warnings on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), updating what is already printed on many NSAID labels… Continue reading FDA Adds Heart Attack and Stroke Warning to Some Painkillers
DARK Act on the Fast Track to Approval—We Need to Act Now!
The industry-sponsored voluntary GMO labeling bill is heading for a floor vote in the House, and could be voted on any day now. URGENT Action Alert! Last week, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015” introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)—better known by pro-labeling advocates as the “Deny Americans’ Right to Know (DARK)… Continue reading DARK Act on the Fast Track to Approval—We Need to Act Now!
Even More Toxic Chemicals Set to Enter the Food Supply
Surprise—the next generation of GMO crops will be resistant to far higher amounts of pesticides and herbicides, which will then be sprayed on our crops. Poison on the dinner table! A recent article written by Dr. Jonathan Latham of the Bioscience Resource Project looks at the future of GMOs and argues that GMOs will become… Continue reading Even More Toxic Chemicals Set to Enter the Food Supply
Three New FDA-Approved Diabetes Drugs May Cause Diabetic Comas
However, there are good natural approaches to managing or even curing some forms of diabetes. The FDA recently posted a warning that three drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes—canagliflozin (brand name: Invokana), dapagliflozin (Farxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—may lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. Ketoacidosis is a condition that can lead to diabetic coma and even death.… Continue reading Three New FDA-Approved Diabetes Drugs May Cause Diabetic Comas
John Oliver Delivers Stunning Rebuke of Pharmaceutical Marketing
Did you know that most Big Pharma companies spend more on marketing than they do on research? Last Week Tonight reveals this and other shocking facts from the world of pharmaceutical marketing. Some language may be inappropriate for all audiences.
Senator McCaskill Once Again Targets Anti-Aging Supplements
Treating supplements like drugs will lead to one thing only: eliminating supplements altogether. Action Alert! Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is a key ally of Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL). Under the auspices of the Special Committee on Aging, where she is the ranking member, Sen. McCaskill sent letters to over a dozen major retailers including Amazon, CVS,… Continue reading Senator McCaskill Once Again Targets Anti-Aging Supplements
Just How Many Conventional Docs are in the Pocket of Big Pharma? The Evidence Is Disturbing
New government data show drug and medical device makers paid a shocking $6.49 billion to doctors and hospitals in 2014. It’s no secret that the pharmaceutical industry has an incestuous—and incredibly profitable—relationship with some of the doctors who prescribe their drugs to patients. But a new set of data compiled by the Centers for Medicare… Continue reading Just How Many Conventional Docs are in the Pocket of Big Pharma? The Evidence Is Disturbing
The Grave Dangers of Statin Drugs—and the Surprising Benefits of Cholesterol
Once again the medical establishment gets it completely backward. NPR recently ran a story that suggests terminally ill patients can safely stop taking cholesterol-reducing statin drugs. The final quote of the article is illuminating: “Most of the studies focus on when to start a medication; there’s been very little focus on when do you stop… Continue reading The Grave Dangers of Statin Drugs—and the Surprising Benefits of Cholesterol