FDA news, articles and information:
|4/29/2016 - In recent days, the Federal Trade Commission claimed another alternative medicine victim, as it fined Dr. Joseph Mercola, M.D., more than $5 million because he dared to sell a health treatment solution to the public that did not rely on the government's tainted and compromised medical approval.
|4/25/2016 - The more Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton try to portray themselves as aloof from the nasty business of politics, the more we learn that they are hip-deep in precisely the kind of shenanigans and chicanery that have driven tens of millions of voters to outsider presidential contenders this election...|
|4/22/2016 - The former head of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, used the federal agency to run a massive conspiracy of racketeering and fraud in order to generate millions of dollars in drug company profits for her husband's hedge fund firm, alleges a damning lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the...|
|4/7/2016 - Wait ... What? The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) really doesn't conduct any scientific studies on the very drugs it approves? No, it doesn't, and the facts surrounding this reality will shock and anger you.
This point was recently brought out – again – by the Alliance for...|
|4/6/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration, as we have reported in the past, is completely in the tank for Big Pharma, an industry that lavishes tens of millions of dollars on our fat-cat "leaders" in Washington, D.C., to maintain healthy profits and shut out all competition.
That includes natural remedies...|
|3/30/2016 - While the Food and Drug Administration, Congress and state legislatures fumble around with what to do about cannibidiol, or CBD – a bioactive cannabinoid found in cannabis which, unlike THC, does not produce a psychoactive effect – they should read a little history on the substance.
|3/29/2016 - I've just posted a new video detailing the discovery of a vaccine document on the FDA's own website that openly admits vaccines are linked to autism.
This document, an insert sheet for the Tripedia vaccine, openly admits to the vaccine being linked to "idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS,...|
|3/25/2016 - In case you were wondering, dangerous opioid drugs cause addiction and can kill you. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is just now catching on to that.
"It is just staggering and heartbreaking to see the toll that abuse is taking," said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease...|
|3/24/2016 - For some reason, the Obama administration can't get enough of regulating just about everything it can possibly regulate, and with little thought to the hypocrisy of its actions or the impact they have on ordinary Americans.
Now, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama Food and Drug Administration...|
|3/20/2016 - MAJOR CORRECTIONS: I'm issuing a huge correction / clarification to this story after speaking with people in the hemp industry. They've pointed out that my article, although posted with the best intentions to help keep CBDs legal and readily available, was freaking out CBD retailers who thought some...|
|3/20/2016 - Big Pharma has just scored a big victory with the appointment of Robert Califf as new head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The fact that there were only four votes in the Senate opposing Califf's confirmation – in spite of his deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry – is a clear...|
|3/18/2016 - If the Food and Drug Administration and Congress get their way, it will become much easier for the mainstream psychiatry community to utilize unregulated, dangerous electroshock therapy, even though it has been proven to be ineffective and mentally damaging in the past.
An alert sent out by the Citizens...|
|3/15/2016 - In a rather bizarre turn of events, the Food and Drug Administration appears set to reverse course on earlier data proving that electroshock therapy had no medical value, by reclassifying the devices, thereby making it easier for psychiatrists to use on certain mentally impaired patients.
|3/14/2016 - Before You Take that Pill, written by J. Douglas Bremner, explores the symbiotic relationship between today's pharmaceutical industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The following is an excerpt from the book:
The latest drive to get new pills on the shelves and into people's mouths...|
|3/14/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is set to allow for the dramatic expansion of electroshock therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, through reclassification of the devices used to deliver shock treatment, despite the fact that experts and former patients have attested...|
|3/13/2016 - Following the confirmation of new FDA head Robert Califf, I have been told by people in the legal field with close ties to FDA staffers that the FDA is planning to ramp up a wave of inspections and crackdowns targeting natural product companies.
This sweeping crackdown assault, I've been told, will...|
|3/7/2016 - The FDA has now officially been completely captured by the pharmaceutical industry. With the confirmation of pharma insider Robert Califf as the new head of the FDA, America can look forward to many years of FDA malfeasance in conspiracy with pharmaceutical manufacturers to cover up the deadly side...|
|3/7/2016 - Once again, those who are trying to live a simple, clean life or make a decent living from traditional skills are threatened by the corporatist society they try to avoid. The current assault comes from Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Susan Collins, who have recently introduced S.1014: a bill to...|
|3/6/2016 - It's now official: President Obama's nomination of Robert Califf as the new head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just been approved by the U.S. Senate.
This is a particularly worrisome development, due to Califf's strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry, and although many in Washington...|
|3/1/2016 - It is, by far, the most widely used crop herbicide in the world. But glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup formula, is not on the list of agriculture chemicals that either the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Department of Agriculture (USDA) tests for on food products consumed...|
|3/1/2016 - An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont's labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st.
Although proponents of these foods scored a major victory in July when they...|
|2/26/2016 - In response to a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and other environmental groups, the FDA has announced that it will ban a variety of toxic food packaging chemicals and cancer-causing food flavoring chemicals – chemicals they...|
|2/23/2016 - As I explain in my latest podcast (below), the FDA's announcement that it will test foods for glyphosate is more of a SHAM than SCIENCE. In my view, the agency's announcement is nothing more than "scientific theater" to pretend to test foods for glyphosate, all while claiming glyphosate is completely...|
|2/23/2016 - After backlash from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for not testing glyphosate during a testing program (and not even disclosing that they hadn't), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that they will now engage in such testing.(1)
It's about time.
|2/22/2016 - After being tipped off about possible fraud in the cheese industry, Bloomberg Business tested a variety of Parmesan grated cheeses available for purchase in grocery stores around the U.S., and discovered that a significant number of manufacturers are lying about what exactly is in their products.
|2/6/2016 - "When I ran for a seat in the US Congress in 1994, I was very aggressive in demanding that we go after the FDA as a rogue criminal agency. Others, at the time, who were in favor of Health Freedom, said I should dial back my rhetoric; all we needed was a good law that would protect our right to take...|
|2/3/2016 - Just like with food, cheap, toxic chemicals are often used in cosmetics that pollute the body, the environment and even workers employed to manufacture them. Synthetic chemicals present in cosmetics aren't the only concern, but such products can also be prone to bacterial contamination, something that...|
|1/31/2016 - It's no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem; the statistics speak for themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments on a daily basis, because they used prescription drugs in ways that are inconsistent...|
|1/18/2016 - In another example of prioritizing politics over science, the FDA continues to insist that lifesaving blood donations cannot be accepted from sexually active gay men.
The FDA's policy "ignores the modern science of HIV-testing technology while perpetuating the stereotype that all gay and bisexual...|
|1/16/2016 - In his last months in office, President Obama continues to pursue his policy of appointing industry insiders and lobbyists to important posts within the federal government.
A glaring example is his recent nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to become the new head of the FDA when current commissioner...|
|1/15/2016 - Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are a major detriment to society, with the latest predictions estimating that by 2050 they will kill more people than the number who currently die from cancer. But the problem is not necessarily the drug companies that produce them or the corporate mega-farms that buy...|
|1/12/2016 - Both the EPA and FDA are arming up with military-style equipment such as body armor, spending tens of millions of dollars on military gear over the last few years.
OpenTheBooks.com has been tracking government spending on military-style equipment, revealing a frightening pattern of regulatory agencies...|
|1/6/2016 - They're added to nearly every processed meat product sold in the U.S. today – nitrites and other synthetic curing chemicals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says are safe to use for keeping meat products from spoiling too quickly. But an investigation by researchers from the University...|
|12/21/2015 - Meet Robert Califf. He was recently appointed as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco at the FDA, by the Obama administration. This is the same guy who worked at the Duke Institute for Clinical Research, where he co-chaired the executive committee for the clinical trials of the pharmaceutical...|
|12/8/2015 - The FDA has dramatically expanded the permitted uses of the anthrax vaccine using a post-9/11 law known as the Bioterrorism Act of 2002. A clause of that act, known as the Animal Rule, allows the FDA to bypass human studies of drugs in cases where exposing humans to a disease or toxin would be unfeasible...|
|11/30/2015 - If that glistening salmon filet in the cold case at the grocery store looks bigger and more ... engineered than normal in 2016, it could be the laboratory version of real salmon grown under AquaBounty Technologies' patented "AquAdvantage" label (which, ironically, won't actually be labeled for consumers),...|
|11/29/2015 - If it's been deemed bad in other countries, that's often when the United States comes in and welcomes it with open arms. In this case, we're talking about the fact that a California judge recently dismissed two lawsuits that claimed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) illegally approved a harmful...|
|11/20/2015 - Just as we predicted, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brazenly betrayed the public's trust by approving the world's first genetically modified (GM) animal in direct defiance of science – a transgenic salmon branded "AquAdvantage" that has never been proven safe for human consumption...|
|10/30/2015 - As usual, those who want to continue making money off of sick individuals will find a way to omit crucial details and dance through loopholes, trying to pull the wool over people's eyes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the tampon industry is no different; although they're adamant that tampons...|
|10/5/2015 - A libido-boosting pill by the name of Addyi, which has been dubbed the "female Viagra," is set to hit the U.S. market in October 2015. Don't be so quick to think this is a good thing; although the pill, which is made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and chemically known as flibanserin, has been approved...|
|9/29/2015 - Once upon a time, federal regulatory agencies charged with approving fully tested and verified safe products for the U.S. market and pulling those that were found to be dangerous or cause sickness made decisions based on the best interests of the public. But sadly, those days are gone – long gone...|
|9/22/2015 2:02:06 PM - It is undeniable that the FDA has a controversial relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Not a single psychiatric drug is released into the market for administration until the FDA gives its safety a legitimate stamp of approval. But how legitimate is this stamp and are these drugs truly safe?...|
|9/22/2015 9:00:16 AM - Vaccines introduce a weakened form of a virus into the body in hopes that the person's immune system will begin developing antibodies against it. The antigens in vaccines don't always stimulate an immune response because the person's immune system might be too weak to respond effectively. This is true...|
|9/17/2015 - The editor of Natural News, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, is steadily building an alternative media network that will rival all others simply by allowing users to personalize their content in a unique way.
At the core of that personalization is the new search engine Good Gopher and Fetch.news, the...|
|9/12/2015 - In the day-to-day happenings of world politics, the United States and Russia are presented on the global stage as arch-enemies. Up in space, however, it's a completely different story. Enter the International Space Station (ISS), which for years has housed astronauts from both countries along with life-support...|
|9/9/2015 - In a ruling that many holistic healers and homeopathic physicians are likely to find hypocritical, a federal court has handed Big Pharma an unprecedented victory by giving a drug company preliminary approval to market a drug for a condition for which it has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
|9/4/2015 - On August 18, the FDA approved a drug for the controversial condition of female hypoactive sexual desire disorder. The drug, flibanserin (to be marketed as Addyi), had previously been rejected twice by the agency due to low effectiveness combined with a high risk of serious side effects.
|9/3/2015 - Hampton Creek, a tiny food company that specializes in plant-based products, has received word from the FDA that their Just Mayo line of vegan spreads does not meet the standards set for mayonnaise and needs to change its misleading labels. Normally this wouldn't be news at all, but there are a few...|
|9/2/2015 - In July, the FDA announced changes to the labels of nearly every medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, warning that those drugs could cause fatal strokes and heart attacks even in young people with no known cardiovascular risk factors. Heart attacks could be triggered...|
|9/2/2015 - When Kim Kardashian, who is five months pregnant, took to Instagram and Facebook to promote a morning sickness drug, she probably never thought her action would lead to a warning letter from the FDA.
However, that's exactly what happened, with the FDA warning that Kardashian's posts violated federal...|
|8/21/2015 - The Western media machine is making a huge ruckus over Russia's decision to enforce an embargo on food products originating in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, which has led to the incineration and destruction of many tons' worth of contraband cheese, fruit and other products. But these same media outlets...|
|8/16/2015 - You can now monitor breaking news headlines on the FDA, EPA, FBI and TSA via the FETCH.news service I recently created to empower activists and the independent media.
We recently acquired FDA.news, EPA.news, CDC.news and many other sites for this purpose of public education and empowerment.
|8/13/2015 - Yesterday I posted an article asking for American citizens to send me water samples from the Animas River that the EPA has now heavily contaminated with toxic heavy metals. I want to test the water in my elemental analysis laboratory to expose the EPA's pollution.
The EPA used to prevent corporations...|
|8/6/2015 - It isn't often that a federal government agency or official admits wrongdoing. In fact, it almost never happens.
But in June, one official from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broke that trend when he admitted that he had stolen a massive amount of intellectual property.
|8/5/2015 - When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet's offices this year, they were determined to put an end to his research and use of Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor (GcMAF) because this research was essentially making vaccines look like violent, mad science....|
|7/28/2015 - A piece of legislation that will endanger American consumers by giving Big Pharma a more streamlined, quicker drug approval process that will no doubt lead to dangerous medications being marketed and sold before adequate testing has just passed a major milestone.
In recent days, the House Energy...|
|7/19/2015 - A new study has found that a lipid found naturally in avocados can be used to fight acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, but to hear the federal Food and Drug Administration tell it, there is no such thing as an "anti-cancer" food.
While avocados have widely been credited with providing a number of health...|
|7/14/2015 - In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that trans fats weren't fit for human consumption, but they refused to prohibit their use. Two years later, the agency finally got around to banning them, but that ban won't come into effect for another three years, and even when it does,...|
|7/11/2015 - The guidelines that dictate how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to govern the safety and approval of medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, food additives and more have changed considerably since Barack Obama assumed the office of U.S. president in 2009. The total number of words added...|
|7/8/2015 - The federal government is finally acknowledging that industrially processed trans fats are damaging to human health and don't belong in the food supply. But they're more than a decade late on this, as Natural News has been warning readers since at least 2004 that trans fats, which are completely synthetic...|
|6/15/2015 - Duplicitous is probably the best descriptor for how the federal government treats "unconventional" medical treatments like homeopathy. On the one hand, authorities would have us all believe that homeopathic remedies are just inert water when it comes to their efficacy; on the other, we're told that...|
|6/13/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to sidestep an amendment to the infamous Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that was originally intended to exempt small food producers from having to comply with excessively burdensome food safety protocols appropriate only for large factory...|
|6/6/2015 - Canadian government documents recently obtained as part of a lawsuit meant to block the production of genetically modified (GM) salmon show that, contrary to claims made by producer AquaBounty Technologies, the GM salmon actually grow more slowly and are more prone to disease than non-GM farmed salmon.
|5/19/2015 - Does the habitual use of antidepressants do more harm than good to many patients? Absolutely, says one expert in a new British Medical Journal report. Moreover, he says that the federal Food and Drug Administration might even be hiding the truth about antidepressant lethality.
In his portion of the...|
|5/8/2015 - Media reports recently revealed that on March 17, the FDA sent a stern letter to the makers of Kind Bars warning them that their labels were making health claims in violation of U.S. law. The FDA claimed that terms such as "healthy" cannot be applied to Kind Bars because the bars are too high in (healthy)...|
|5/1/2015 - To be an honest person and also hold a high position within the government is a paradox, especially at the federal level. And if its the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) you're working for from a position of integrity, don't plan on keeping your job for long, as the agency has an extensive history...|
|4/30/2015 - The FDA serves the bottom lines of Big Food and Big Pharma. After pharmaceutical companies provide questionable testing reports, they pay the FDA licensing fees for the drugs' approvals. And Big Food has their way with their ingredients with the FDA.
This type of corruption is not new. In the early...|
|4/29/2015 - Hilariously, the Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, Fox News and even the Associated Press often get their science talking points from convicted felons, fraudsters and hucksters who claim to have a monopoly on "science."
In one of the most laughable examples of modern-day abandonment of journalistic...|
|4/27/2015 - After repeatedly declaring that homeopathic remedies are just inert water and no better than a placebo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suddenly had a schizophrenic moment and decided that homeopathy is now imminently dangerous! That's right -- the same agency that says pharmaceutical...|
|4/19/2015 - Social media campaigns to stop human slavery and trafficking across the globe are currently in vogue amongst armchair activist millennials in the U.S. and elsewhere. But how many of these same folks would be willing to put their money where their mouth is and stop eating imported seafood, some of which...|
|4/16/2015 - Despite the fact that people have turned to homeopathic remedies for hundreds of years and enjoy their health-boosting benefits to this day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is coming down hard on such products, issuing safety alerts and encouraging people to report any side effects.
|4/7/2015 - In response to a request from drug giant Pfizer to remove the "black box" warning on the smoking-cessation drug Chantix, the FDA has decided to not only retain the warning but expand it.
A black box warning is the most severe action the FDA can take against a drug, short of banning it. The current...|
|4/6/2015 9:21:47 AM - The FDA has called a hearing to decide the future of access to homeopathic medicine. Urgent comments are needed to protect health freedom. The FDA is reevaluating their "regulatory framework" for homoeopathic remedies. Friends and supporters of homeopathy have to act immediately to tell the FDA that...|
|3/11/2015 - A powerful, knowledge-suppressing lobby exists in the US, and it has a stranglehold on the decision making of government officials who oversee food safety. This powerful industry alters the nature of food, patents the changes, profits en masse and then uses their monetary influence and control over...|
|3/11/2015 - With its "female sexual dysfunction" drug twice rejected by the FDA as risky and ineffective, Sprout Pharmaceuticals has turned to political lobbying to secure the drug's approval.
Following the blockbuster success of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, drug makers began searching for an equivalent...|
|3/10/2015 - It's not often that the FDA gets sued for anything, but a powerful Philadelphia legal firm that handles whistleblower and class action cases throughout the nation, Sheller, P.C., has petitioned the Federal Court to demand the FDA follow through with black box warnings for Johnson & Johnson's drug Risperdal...|
|3/8/2015 - One of the most important responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in protecting public health is to conduct regular inspections of clinical trial sites to ensure that good clinical practices are being followed. But a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine...|
|3/5/2015 - There are a number of harmful chemicals allowed in American food by the Food and Drug Administration, even though they are banned for use in Europe and elsewhere.
As noted by the Today show, in a post on the program's website, some of the substances are called BVOs and rBSTs, and they litter American...|
|2/27/2015 4:20:12 PM - Government bans on the sale and distribution of raw milk and raw milk products are enforced in the name of public safety. But many people enjoy the health benefits of milk that has not been pasteurized, and some farms want to sell it. Are the health threats from raw milk significant enough to warrant...|
|2/24/2015 - When there are problems in medical research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, deferring to its partners in Big Pharma, won't always tell you about it.
As reported recently by Reuters, the agency has found major discrepancies in dozens of final reports issued by medical researchers regarding...|
|2/22/2015 - The latest victim of federal government and prosecutorial abuse may very well spend the rest of his life in prison, and for doing nothing more than providing people with a safe product that contributes to their overall health.
His name is Daniel Smith, and his odyssey with the Food and Drug Administration,...|
|2/5/2015 - While the mainstream media is busy making a mockery of itself with runaway hysteria "witch hunt" hate speech against parents who choose not to poison their children with toxic vaccines, the real story on the measles outbreak remains entirely unreported in any mainstream media outlet.
What story is...|
|2/5/2015 - On Monday the New York State Attorney General announced that testing found four major retailers sell supplements consisting of cheap fillers and allergenic compounds instead of the herbs they claim to contain. Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC are taking full advantage of the lack of regulation in...|
|1/21/2015 - The regulatory process that governs the safety of the foods that we eat isn't nearly as stringent as many people believe it is. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is on record admitting that it doesn't even know what many food manufacturers are putting in their products, let alone whether or not...|
|1/19/2015 - Jonathan Emord joins RSB to discuss how a large pharmaceutical company is attempting to defend itself over health claims of its product -- by using a defense that countless supplement companies have unfairly lost with! (Originally aired on October 12, 2014, on The Robert Scott Bell Show)
|1/6/2015 - A nationwide outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes has been traced back to at least three brands of caramel apples sold throughout the U.S. According to reports, five people have died and at least 30 others from 10 states made ill after consuming the tainted apples, which appear to have come from a California-based...|
|12/30/2014 - (Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca, with additional editing by Natural News.) Well, our good friends at the FDA are looking out for us again. Thank goodness we have them to fine us, charge us fees, regulate perfectly natural things, and keep us safe. Heck, who knew that women...|
|12/11/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled ceftiofur, a potent antibiotic used in agriculture, a "high public health risk," according to a Reuters report. The warning was issued due to the frequency of misuse by cattle and dairy farmers which has created a threat to human health.
|12/5/2014 - A medical procedure used on women preparing to undergo surgery for uterine fibroids may actually spread cancer throughout the body, potentially turning easily treated cancers into life-threatening forms, the FDA has warned.
The procedure, performed by a device known as a power morcellator, consists...|
|11/30/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it will adopt new regulations requiring chain restaurants, movie houses and some other food retailers that sell prepared foods to add calorie labels to their menus and menu boards rules that will apply only to chains with 20 or more restaurants. But the...|
|11/2/2014 - A group of consumer and health groups came together on October 16 demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an outright ban on a group of man-made chemicals that are wreaking havoc on both people and the environment.
While the hazards surrounding perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates...|
|10/30/2014 3:59:06 PM - Relatively new to the food products market, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a Southern California-based family company famous for its organic, fair-trade pure castile soaps, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits...|
|10/19/2014 - Common sense would lead you to believe that the U.S. government would be doing everything in its power, now that Ebola has reached American shores, to combat the deadly virus. But if you assumed that, you would be mistaken.
Most people don't know that there is an Ebola screening machine; it is currently...|
|10/14/2014 - Right now, speculators are bubbling with anticipation, as drug company stocks are set to make impressive gains. Ever since Thomas Eric Duncan was quarantined at a Dallas hospital, it was only a matter of time before he would be subjected to new experimental drugs. Not long thereafter, the US FDA approved...|
|10/1/2014 - Three years ago, an environmental advocacy group sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over their approval of the risky use of human antibiotics in animal feed.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York City-based non-profit group, argued that the FDA has failed to follow...|
|9/29/2014 - A 1995 far-fetched (time-travel) sci-fi movie 12 Monkeys featured a man-made virus that had to be found in order to create an antidote for the disease that forced its few survivors to live underground. In order to find that original cache of vials containing the infectious virus, one the survivors had...|
|9/25/2014 - In furtherance of the medical monopoly that dominates western civilization today, the FDA issued warning letters to three companies over what they call fraudulent health claims regarding Ebola treatments.
The warning letters, viewable here, single out the Natural Solutions Foundation (Rima Laibow)...|
|9/13/2014 - Over the objections of its own advisory panel, the FDA has approved another killer drug which hit pharmacy shelves in March - a powerful new painkiller named Zohydro which is 10 times stronger than Vicodin. In approving the drug, the FDA ignored an overwhelming 11 to 2 vote against approval by the advisory...|
|8/27/2014 - The explosive introduction of new food additives, in addition to an easing of some federal oversight requirements, has allowed manufacturers to dodge scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals that are flowing into the food supply.
|8/21/2014 - If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you have a tattoo. After all, nearly half of the population has decided at some point in their life that it was a good idea to permanently ink an image, or special symbol, onto their skin. Many hold no regrets when it comes to their tattoos; however,...|
|8/21/2014 - If you use conventional toothpaste, you could be brushing your teeth with a chemical linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility and a host of other health problems. A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S. Food and...|
|8/17/2014 - There's a very interesting showdown taking place right now in the realm of Ebola treatments and cures. At stake is billions of dollars in potential vaccine profits as well as potentially tens of millions of lives of an Ebola pandemic outbreak takes place.
Here's a summary of what's happening so far,...|
|8/7/2014 2:36:57 PM - An increasing number of people in the world today are becoming intolerant to gluten, which is a specific protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Sensitivity to the gluten protein now affects roughly 18 million Americans. This growing problem has given rise to an ever-expanding industry of "gluten-free"...|
|8/7/2014 - Ongoing troubles at an influenza vaccine manufacturing plant in Quebec, Canada, has prompted an intervention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Reports indicate that the U.S.-based agency has issued a warning to British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), urging the company to make...|
|8/6/2014 - Lexapro is an anti-depressant that's been prescribed millions of times since it was first introduced, and physicians continue to prescribe it today, despite the fact that the drug -- along with other drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs -- has been associated with significant...|
|7/21/2014 - According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), over-the-counter, topically-applied acne products that list benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as its active ingredient may cause users to develop dangerous, potentially life-threatening, reactions (1). Consumers have had reactions such as hives, throat...|
|7/20/2014 - Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a "criminal racket" over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples...|
|7/16/2014 - The FDA is amending their food additive regulations to provide for the "safe" use of advantame, after receiving a petition from Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a Japanese company which produces most of the world's MSG as well as being a major supplier of aspartame. (1, 2) It will be marketed as a non-nutritive...|
|6/26/2014 - There are over 70,000 food additives approved by the FDA, from artificial ingredients to genetically modified ones, and from "all natural" to GRAS -- generally recognized as safe. Cosmetics and personal care products are even worse, with virtually no regulations on chemicals, and your skin absorbs whatever...|
|6/23/2014 - The controversy surrounding one of the world's most popular artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), continues some 30 years after the chemical was rammed through the regulatory process by pharmaceutical interests, despite its well-documented dangers. And yet to this very day, many people...|
|6/4/2014 - Some readers may have seen the headlines at NaturalNews, or possibly even have pets that were affected by tainted dog treats, most likely originating from China, that have been making canine companions sick. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an investigation several years ago to sort...|
|5/30/2014 - Most people in industrialized society consider a real tattoo to be an ink-based, permanent etch. The art of modern day tattooing has evolved into full body displays and personally meaningful symbols, intricately displayed almost anywhere on the body. As this body art becomes more popular, it carries...|
|5/17/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scrapped yet another layer of checks and balances from its decision-making process that will make it even easier for genetically modified (GM) animals to gain regulatory approval. Food & Water Watch reports that the FDA recently made the arbitrary decision...|
|5/10/2014 - The FDA is now reporting that aspirin use raises serious health risks like bleeding in the brain and internal bleeding of the stomach. The agency stated that aspirin may benefit those who have already had a stroke but said they did not support the drug's use for preventing a heart attack or stroke.
|5/6/2014 - Vaporizing liquid nicotine is a habit that's growing very fast, and the FDA wants to regulate the sales to children for fear of electronic cigarettes serving as a gateway drug to commercial cigarettes. If kids try nicotine and become addicted, will they differentiate later between a cigarette loaded...|
|4/22/2014 - A bit of a flap occurred recently when a new sweetener product was introduced by the processed food industry with claims that it was designated by the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS). But the FDA denied that, because they didn't say it was GRAS.
That doesn't mean that the GRAS label comes...|
|4/21/2014 - Shielding from the public its true allegiances to Big Industry over the people has never been much of a concern at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where public policy is continually crafted in the interests of chemical and pharmaceutical corporations, with blatant disregard and even contempt...|
|4/17/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced their approval of a hand-held auto-injector device designed to reverse opioid overdose, whether the overdose is known or even suspected. The device is the first of its kind and can be given to the individual in need by family members or...|
|4/15/2014 - It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but a new tiara-type device has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a drug-free treatment for migraine headaches.
According to the agency, the device is called "Cefaly" and is manufactured by STX-Med in Herstal,...|
|3/25/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is set to update its ingredient labeling mandates for the first time since they were introduced, but a read-through of the agency's proposals reveals nothing about requiring labeling of GMO foods.
The FDA is proposing to update Nutrition Facts labeling for packaged...|
|3/24/2014 - As mainstream society inches increasingly further away from the natural order of things, some scientists are busy hatching new methods of human reproduction that employ the same gene-altering techniques used by biotechnology companies like Monsanto. And according to new reports, the U.S. Food and Drug...|
|3/21/2014 - The makers of generic drugs are vigorously opposing a new proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration which would mandate that they change prescribing information on their products if they obtain new safety information, a change they claim would subject them to product liability lawsuits.
|3/18/2014 - What "Nanny" Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to do to New York City, the Obama administration is now trying to do to the entire nation: manage our food and eating habits. And while some may find a few of the mandates useful and wise, just remember that the very same government that is selling these measures...|
|3/15/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration has just given approval for another testosterone drug, even though such medications have been linked to heart attacks in older men.
Endo Pharmaceuticals, the Irish company making the drug, announced March 6 that it had received approval from the U.S. agency for its...|
|3/6/2014 - The FDA's standards for approving new drugs are inconsistent and lacking in important areas, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"Not all FDA approvals are created equally," researcher Nicholas Downing...|
|3/6/2014 - A recent study conducted by Yale University's School of Medicine proves that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval process for testing new drugs is extremely inconsistent. The study, published on January 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, exposes the agency's anxiousness...|
|3/5/2014 - The provisions guiding the infamous Food Safety Modernization Act are slowly starting to come into effect, and many small-scale farmers across the United States are discovering that they are the primary targets of an oppressive new food safety war being waged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...|
|3/4/2014 - In a failed attempt to explain away why vaccinated individuals seem to be the
only ones contracting and spreading whooping cough during major outbreaks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched an inquiry aimed at better understanding how the controversial vaccine works. But what...|
|3/2/2014 - The FDA allowed 18 separate animal antibiotics to remain on the market even after concluding that they posed a "high risk" of leading to antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause disease in humans, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Microbiologist and lead...|
|2/25/2014 - A poorly designed study with one obvious goal -- to cover up the health effects of exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA -- is right now circulating the mainstream media with corresponding claims that BPA is completely safe for humans at current exposure levels, despite copious contradicting...|
|2/21/2014 - 2014 will be the year that the Food and Drug Administration begins making product recall data available to the public, in a further bid by the Obama administration to increase government transparency.
According to the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), whose membership focus on the...|
|2/19/2014 - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has rejected a petition filed by Bayer HealthCare to have its over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication Aleve (naproxen) declared to be safer for the heart than competing alternatives like Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen). According to reports, the drug...|
|2/17/2014 - Understanding food labels can be a daunting task -- some terms are just marketing hype, while others are terms that are sanctioned by the USDA or FDA.
Food labels are managed in tandem by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While the USDA...|
|2/12/2014 - Just days after Natural News revealed the presence of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten in rice protein products, the FDA has issued an urgent recall of Uncle Ben's Infused Rice products sold to institutions like schools and nursing homes.
According to the FDA's recall notice, "FDA's Coordinated...|
|2/10/2014 - Following an announcement made late last year about new voluntary guidelines for antibiotic use on factory farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to crack down on the use of dangerous veterinary pharmaceuticals at illegal doses on factory farms. A recent letter issued to Shank...|
|2/7/2014 - After many long months of intense R&D efforts in the laboratory, I am ready to make this historical, groundbreaking announcement: I have discovered, documented and validated a combination of five natural substances which can capture and remove radioactive cesium-137 from the digestive tract. This operates...|
|2/5/2014 - Thirty dangerous antibiotics, deemed potentially harmful by the FDA, continue to run amuck in farm animal feed, welcoming drug-resistant bacteria. This includes 18 'high risk' antibiotics. Thanks to inaction by the US Food and Drug Administration, these drugs have been and will remain as additives in...|
|1/31/2014 - If you or someone you know walks into a clinic to receive an annual mammogram, do you automatically trust the equipment to provide an accurate cancer reading? Many women are subjected to this unnecessary radiation, only to be given false positive cancer readings.
Mammography philosophy of cancer...|
|1/20/2014 - You may have already heard about the new guidance recently issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning the use of antibiotics in commercial livestock, which on its surface appears to be a positive step forward for cleaning up the factory farm industry. But what you may not be aware...|
|1/8/2014 - Not content with just hiding unlabeled genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the general food supply, the biotechnology industry now wants to freely add GMOs to food products bearing the "natural" label as well, according to new reports. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) back in December...|
|12/20/2013 - Soap, shampoo and personal care product manufacturers have been adding it to their consumer formulas for decades, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has never been proven safe or effective. But now the agency is proposing that triclosan, a common antibacterial chemical found...|
|12/17/2013 - A prominent Harvard University professor has compiled a new report that slams the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its failure to honestly and ethically approve new drugs. Set to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the damning report declares that the...|
|12/17/2013 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally taken what appears, at least on the surface, to be some formidable action with regard to the widespread problem of antibiotic overuse in factory farm animals, having recently issued new guidelines restricting their use. But the agency's controversial...|
|11/14/2013 - There are only two days left to post your comments to the FDA concerning the agency's desire to place onerous new food safety regulations on small, local farmers (while allowing big agribusiness to conduct business as usual).
Click here to read the full alert at Cornucopia.org.
This is all about...|
|11/12/2013 - Hiding inside your pepper grinder and cumin shaker could be things like rodent hairs, bug parts and even salmonella, claims a new report recently put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entitled "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," the report alleges that up to 12 percent of all U.S. spice...|
|11/10/2013 - The FDA is on a roll. Barely two week after announcing new quality control standards for pet food manufacturers, the agency has declared that trans fats are no longer safe to consume. A ban of the toxic substance is in the works, and the FDA will spearhead the eventual removal of this disease-promoting...|
|11/4/2013 - The primary tool of socialism is force, and while that force usually begins with good intentions codified into law, it inevitably ends up with the kind of force used by Mao Zedong to murder millions of his own citizens. "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun," he famously stated, and Obama-supporting...|
|10/27/2013 - Late to the game as always, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally admitted that cancer-causing drug compounds intentionally added to conventional chicken feed for the last 60 years, indeed, persist in chicken meat. According to a somewhat recent FDA-commissioned study, arsenical drugs...|
|10/27/2013 - In the wake of yet another wave of animals deaths caused by tainted pet treats, the FDA has just announced new "Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" rules that would, for the first time, establish basis manufacturing standards for pet food.
Click here to read the proposed regulations.
|10/24/2013 - Thousands of family dogs across the USA have been sickened by pet jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 dogs have died. The FDA has issued a warning over the deadly jerky treats but has not forced any sort of product recall.
So far, the cause of the fatalities remains a mystery. The FDA says...|
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|10/18/2013 - It is now an undeniable fact that the pharmaceutical industry weaseled its way onto key U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panels, which were instrumental in shaping the way drugs are safety tested and approved. According to The Washington Post (WP), a recent public records request has...|
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