Two bills have been introduced to protect consumer access to cannabidiol (CBD). They need our support. Action Alert! We have a growing opioid painkiller epidemic in this country—one that has followed the scandal of so many heart-health-destroying or cancer-causing pain relievers being approved by the FDA. There is a natural alternative, and of course the… Continue reading Help Save This Natural Painkiller!
Month: February 2017
Fake Organics Flooding US Market
The feds are definitely aware of the problem, but they aren’t doing a thing about it. Action Alert! Organic corn exports from Turkey to the US have exploded. Compared to the same six-month time period in 2015, the dollar value of organic corn imports from Turkey during the first six months of 2016 increased by… Continue reading Fake Organics Flooding US Market
Surgical Device Spreads Cancer Inside Women
The FDA knew of the risk. It’s yet another medical device scandal from the FDA. A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) details how the FDA tragically underestimated the risk of a device used to remove uterine tumors called fibroids. The device, called a power morcellator, was approved in 1991; by 2013, it… Continue reading Surgical Device Spreads Cancer Inside Women
Use of Psychotropics Has Doubled
More proof that medical cronyism can pay big dividends. A new analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that the number of older Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs has more than doubled between 2004 and 2013, despite half these patients having no mental health diagnosis on record. The research team looked at office… Continue reading Use of Psychotropics Has Doubled
Natural Products Championed in Congress
Tell your legislators that we need legislation that will increase consumer access to natural products. Action Alert! In the last Congress, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) introduced a bill that would allow Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to go toward dietary supplements without having to get a doctor’s prescription; the same would apply to… Continue reading Natural Products Championed in Congress
Feds Tighten Grip on US Medicine
New rules for physician payments through Medicare went into effect on January 1. Here’s what you need to know. In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law. The legislation called for significant changes to how physicians are paid for treating Medicare patients. It repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate formula… Continue reading Feds Tighten Grip on US Medicine
When is a GMO not a GMO?
More parlor tricks are ahead for your salad. Researchers are working on a more flavorful tomato through gene-isolating technology. This is not the introduction of genes from another species, as was the case with the GMO Flavr-Savr tomato, but neither is it traditional plant breeding. If you are old enough, you will recall that tomatoes… Continue reading When is a GMO not a GMO?
Another Alzheimer’s Drug a Huge Flop
Meanwhile, the FDA won’t stop trying to eliminate brain health supplements. We think they want to clear the field for when they finally do approve a drug. Two years ago we reported that Eli Lilly had a potential blockbuster drug for Alzheimer’s in the third and final phase of FDA trials. If it won approval,… Continue reading Another Alzheimer’s Drug a Huge Flop
Now Serving: Parkinson’s and Liver Disease
Do you want this stuff on your dinner plate? Action Alert! Researchers have conducted a groundbreaking new study that shows a link between Roundup and severe liver damage. The study found that Roundup administered to rats at extremely low doses caused non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) over two years. NAFLD can lead to cirrhosis, and… Continue reading Now Serving: Parkinson’s and Liver Disease
Medical Cronies Attack Better Prostate Treatment
Another example of profits coming before people in the medical establishment. (Note that prostate and breast cancers have many similarities, so women may want to read this for themselves as well as for the men in their lives.) Last year, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an editorial advising doctors to be… Continue reading Medical Cronies Attack Better Prostate Treatment