A new Trump administration rule will allow consumers to better understand the prices for hospital procedures. From the Washington Examiner: Hospitals will be required to post the prices they charge for surgeries and other medical procedures online under a new Trump administration rule… Previously, CMS required that hospitals make the information available to anyone who… Continue reading Healthcare Price Transparency Gets a Boost
These OTC drugs cause more problems than they fix. From Fox News: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was in the hospital on Wednesday after getting a pneumonia diagnosis a day earlier, and was expected to make a full recovery. The Maryland Democrat, 79, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday with pneumococcal pneumonia,… Continue reading Did Acid Blockers Put Senator in Hospital?
The FDA is threatening homeopathy’s future. Here’s how we can save it. Action Alert! The FDA has proposed a new policy for regulating homeopathy—a policy which is a direct threat to many, many homeopathic medicines. To fully protect consumer access to these treatments, we need Congress to pass a law. Congress and the FDA have… Continue reading Can Homeopathy Be Saved?
The 2018 Farm Bill is currently being created from the House and Senate versions. We must make sure bad provisions are eliminated, and good provisions stay in the final bill. Congress is in the process of completing the 2018 Farm Bill, and it is imperative that we ensure that bad provisions that would increase the amount… Continue reading Say “NO” to Pesticides, and “YES” to CBD!
An advisory committee is meeting to make recommendations to the FDA on whether or not to ban certain supplements from being made at specialized pharmacies. On September 12, the FDA’s advisory committee on compounded medicine—medicine made for individual patients at specialized pharmacies—will meet to discuss five ingredients: alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, creatine monohydrate, pyridoxal 5 phosphate… Continue reading FDA to Ban More Supplements?
Zen Honeycutt, founder of the advocacy group Moms Across America, talks about the reasons why mothers have become such an important advocacy group and how they make their voices heard. Check out her new book: Unstoppable, Transform Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment and a Celebration of Community.
Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. The word is out about bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that is commonly used in drinking containers, children’s toys, and other plastic products: it’s been linked to diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, and altered prostate and neurological development, among other illnesses. Unfortunately, the alternatives that industry… Continue reading BPA-Free, but Not Toxic-Free
Some of the latest science says the answer may be “Yes.” Action Alert! Wireless internet, cell phones, and smart meters are ubiquitous in the modern world, but some studies have shown that there is reason to be cautious about exposure to microwave radiation (MWR). The federal government, however, is not only asleep at the wheel;… Continue reading Are Microwaves Making You Sick?
It’s music to the ears of the FDA—but terrible for consumers. We need to tell the administration: supplements under the law are food, not drugs! Action Alert! As we’ve been telling you, the Trump administration has proposed merging the food safety duties of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration… Continue reading Will Supplements Be Regulated Along with Drugs?