Tagged as FDA

In March of 2019, Claire’s Stores, Inc., a popular tween store found in malls across the country, voluntarily recalled 3 products containing talcum powder 2 years after the - U.S. Food & Drug Administration - found the presence of asbestos fibers in product samples. The delayed recall, which is attributed to the cosmetic company’s refusal to take action, made it possible for countless people to unwittingly...
March 10, 2021
Excessive exposure to the sun is hard on the skin because UV rays can damage cells. This damage is linked to -an increased risk for skin cancer-, and overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause premature wrinkling. Getting a sunburn or tan is a sign of skin damage, so the healthiest choice is to use sunscreen for protection from UV rays. Recent concerns about the safety of sunscreen- itself may have individuals...
June 24, 2019
The opioid crisis has hit sufferers in two equally profound ways. Overprescribing, misuse and abuse have taken their toll on countless lives, with overdose death rates hitting epidemic proportions (130 per day in the U.S. alone!). But on the flip side of that coin, many doctors have become afraid to prescribe opioid pain medications at all, -causing people who are genuinely suffering to go without...
May 15, 2019
The popular antibiotic, azithromycin, commonly referred to a "Z-pack," appears to increase the risk of rare, potentially fatal heart rhythms. It is an antibiotic that can treat numerous types of infections and studies have shown that it, and similar antibiotics, can increase arrhythmia and tachycardia risks, which can lead to a heart attack. The risk is highest in people who already suffer from arrhythmia,...
April 3, 2019
Which would you trust more with your life: a human or a machine? Well, the - US Food and Drug Administration - recently approved artificial intelligence (AI) software that can interpret medical images -without- the help of a doctor. An Eye for an Eye - IDx-DR, developed by IDx LLC, is software that has shown it can - identify diabetic retinopathy - in special images taken of the back of the eye. Diabetic...
December 16, 2018
There is no question that the FDA has been designed as an instrument for good; without it, anyone out there could bottle anything they thought was acceptable as a "medicine." This used to be the case, in fact, in the 1800s. Back then the American population were experimental "mice" for the thousands of charlatans who claimed to have a cure for any disease out there. In most cases, what these self-declared...
June 14, 2018
Although neither government health agencies nor food manufacturers will tell you, monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a very unhealthy food additive.  In spite of such, it is obsessively used in most processed, frozen and fast foods. In fact, you will be hard-pressed to not find it in most foods consumed by people both in developed and developing countries. Why Is MSG Used So Extensively? - Simply put, MSG...
May 21, 2018
Roughly six years ago I started writing a book on the most promising treatments for cancer.  The project was born out of a deep personal desire to give people who had been diagnosed with cancer (or had a relative or friend in such situation or who were simply afraid of getting the disease) palpable hope that was based on hard, sink-your-teeth-into science. That is not to say that I don't believe in...
January 30, 2016
Some people think that mainstream media is strategically and methodically controlled by the corporate giants and the government, in spite of our having so-called "free speech" and a supposedly-independent press. Other people laugh at such views, prefering to relegate them to the attic-worthy, cobweb-ridden realms of conspiracy theory nonsense. The latest development at the FDA, though, concerning trans...
June 23, 2015