Post image for Senate scrutinizes supplements – hazards found

When you shop for a good supplement you expect a clean product right?  Think again.  In a recent study completed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 40 major herbal dietary supplement products tested showed 37 contained trace amounts of at least 1 potentially hazardous contaminant (such as lead, mercury, or arsenic), although none of them in amounts […]


Post image for FDA says GM fish are safe to eat, no evidence to prove it

(NaturalNews) Eager to thrust untested genetically-modified (GM) salmon on the public, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made a preliminary announcement that Aqua Bounty’s “AquAdvantage” salmon is safe to eat, despite a total lack of evidence proving this to be true. The FDA is set to discuss the issue at a three-day public […]


Post image for Stevia FAQ: What’s Next for the Sugar Substitute?

By Elizabeth Lee
Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
What is stevia?
Stevia rebaudiana is a shrub native to South America. Its leaves have been used there for centuries to sweeten beverages. Stevia is sold in the U.S. as a dietary supplement — a category that gets little regulatory scrutiny. Those supplements are often used as […]


Post image for FDA: Antibiotics in Livestock Affects Human Health

Agency Suggests Limits on Antibiotics in Animals Because of Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
By Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
WebMD Health News
Giving animals antibiotics in order to increase food production is a threat to public health and should be stopped, the FDA said today.
The federal agency says it has the power to ban the practice, but […]


Post image for US studies see heart risk with diabetes drug

By Lisa Richwine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two studies released on Monday reported serious heart risks with diabetes pill Avandia as U.S. regulators decide whether the drug should stay on the market.
An analysis of 56 clinical trials found Avandia increased the chances of a heart attack by 28 percent to 39 percent, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic […]

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Post image for Safety of diabetes drug attacked by FDA official

(Reuters) – The diabetes drug Avandia, known generically as rosiglitazone, exposed patients to greater health risks including heart attacks, and even death, the Wall Street Journal said, citing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientist’s study.
Patients in the U.S. Medicare system who took the drug may have suffered as many as 48,000 heart attacks, strokes […]


Post image for FDA defeated in federal court over censorship of truthful health claims

(NaturalNews) Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional supplement company when it censored truthful, scientifically-backed claims about how selenium can help reduce the […]


Post image for FDA warns Pfizer for not reporting side effects

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Pfizer Inc for failing to quickly report serious and unexpected potential side effects from its drugs already on the market.
In a 12-page warning letter to Pfizer Chief Executive Jeffrey Kindler, the FDA cited numerous examples involving some of the company’s top-known brands, including impotence drug […]


Post image for Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.
Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and […]