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Martha Rosenberg, Health Correspondent

Martha Rosenberg is the Investigative Health Correspondent for NewsBlaze. Martha illustrates most of her stories with relevant cartoons.

Martha is the author of the new book "Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health."

In the video to the right, Mike Papantonio talks with Martha about a few examples of some of the most dangerous drugs on the market today.



Why are Medicare Psychiatric Drugs So Pricey?
That is no doubt why in February the Obama administration sought to limit the 'protected status' of expensive categories of brand name pills which account for as much as 33 percent of total outpatient drug spending under Part D of Medicare.
11:49 Apr 19, 2014 PST
Gayathri Ramprasad Interview: Shadows in the Sun, Healing Depression
Martha Rosenberg speaks to Gayathri Ramprasad about her journey with depression and how she helps others to focus on wellness, rather than medication.
15:51 Mar 5, 2014 PST
Are Grisly Knife Crimes Associated With SSRI Antidepressants?
Are there two psychiatrists somewhere out there wishing they had not prescribed SSRI antidepressants, linked to such bizarre violence, to the suspects?
18:46 Jan 26, 2014 PST
Are You Taking These Dangerous Drugs?
Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drug always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out?
14:37 Jan 18, 2014 PST
Profiteering On The Nation's Alcoholics and Addicts
Martha Rosenberg says the government is thinking a lot like Big Pharma treating a condition already treated with low-tech non-medical means that kills primates.
14:32 Jan 11, 2014 PST
Six Crimes Against Nature in Factory Farming Part II
Visitors to factory pig facilities have to wear biosecurity suits because the immobility, poisonous air and terror of confinement badly damage the pigs' immune systems, read an article in Rolling Stone.
22:22 Dec 24, 2013 PST
6 Crimes Against Nature in Factory Farming Part I
While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, some practices like breeding animals into mutant-like parodies of their original species and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.
03:21 Dec 24, 2013 PST
New Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines Serious as a Heart Attack
Read This Before You Take That Statin: The American Heart Association-Protecting Industry Not Patients
01:26 Dec 12, 2013 PST
Read This Before You Take That Statin
Martha Rosenberg and Barbara Roberts, MD outline many things you need to know before considering taking a statin prescribed by a doctor
10:50 Dec 11, 2013 PST
Single Florida Male, 30, Wants To Meet Caring Female
Martha Rosenberg says as every woman who has dealt with a violent partner knows, batterers are the opposite of the tough guys they pretend to be.
04:05 Nov 26, 2013 PST
What Turkey Producers Won't Tell You
Like antibiotics, arsenic has been routinely used in turkey and other livestock feed to prevent disease, increase feed efficiency and promote growth.
17:02 Nov 20, 2013 PST
Are Your Kids Taking This Illegally Marketed Drug? Are Your Grandparents?
Johnson & Johnson fined for illegally marketing drugs to the elderly and kids. Shady marketing, hidden risks, kickbacks and outrageous prices are not gone from the medical field.
19:43 Nov 9, 2013 PST
Chicago Shooting Sprees Were Abetted By Loose Gun Laws
Twenty-five years after Dann's rampage and eight years after Ross', violent criminals still sail through background checks, including those who threaten to kill. F
12:48 Nov 9, 2013 PST
The US Meat Additive That Most People Are Eating Without Knowing It
Have you ever heard of the ractopamine meat additive? Neither have most US food consumers though it is used in 80 percent of US pig and cattle operations.
17:41 Nov 3, 2013 PST
What's REALLY in Chicken Products? You Don't Want To Know.
That about covers it. The California-based Foster Farms, believed to be the source of the outbreak, has had salmonella problems for a decade says Food Poisoning News. Nor has the government shut them down, even now.
05:02 Oct 24, 2013 PST
Government 'Washes its Hands' of Meat and Poultry Safety Inspections
The move is continuing with new, alarming government efforts to reduce and disempower meat inspectors at slaughter plants and allow private industry to regulate itself.
18:39 Oct 8, 2013 PST
We're Eating What? 9 Contaminants in US Meat
Is seafood safer? Dream on. Mercury-filled tuna inspired Fischer Stevens to make the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, about the Japanese dolphin-fishing industry when he came down with mercury poisoning.
19:31 Sep 29, 2013 PST
Are Eggs As Healthful as They Are Portrayed? No!
Damage to the heart isn't the only health risk from eating eggs. According to studies in the journals Nutrition and Diabetes Care, eating eggs is 'positively associated' with the risk of diabetes.
18:11 Sep 19, 2013 PST
Could a Dark Horse in the New York Mayoral Primary Be Carriage Horses?
Quinn, like Mayor Bloomberg, affirms the industry as a valuable source of jobs but critics say the largely foreign carriage drivers are not even legal American workers and lack basic empathy toward their equine charges.
05:20 Aug 27, 2013 PST
Is Testosterone The New Estrogen?
It's only been ten years since estrogen replacement was huckstered as a sexual fountain of youth. Women don't lose their hormones because they get old, they get old because they lose their hormones was the lucrative sales pitch.
16:53 Jul 16, 2013 PST
Think Medicare is Wasteful? Look at These Prices for Diabetes Drugs
Walid Gellad, M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and a staff physician and researcher at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center.
10:57 Jul 5, 2013 PST
How Hard Is It To Carry a Gun in Public? This Woman Was Street Legal 7 Minutes
After the NRA's Wayne LaPierre told the nation only good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns, Yewman says she 'wondered what would it be like to be that good guy with a gun.
21:29 Jun 29, 2013 PST
Death of Meat Inspector Highlights Conditions at Nation's Slaughterhouses
Was Jose Navarro, a federal poultry inspector who died two years ago at the age of 37, a victim of increasingly noxious chemicals used in poultry and meat production?
14:44 Jun 26, 2013 PST
Do Conceal Carriers Make Themselves and Others Safe?
They're Loud and Impassioned-but do Conceal Carriers Make Themselves and Others Safe?
12:46 Jun 21, 2013 PST
How Has Coke Remained the 'Real Thing' for Over 100 Years?
Martha Rosenberg interviews Mark Pendergrast, author of For God, Country &Coca-Cola for NewsBlaze readers around the world.
18:44 Jun 12, 2013 PST
How the NRA Makes Sure Criminals Have Guns
'Criminals don't follow laws' and they are armed is the NRA's surefire, sanctimonious marketing position. We good guys need to be armed because the bad guys are!
17:41 May 25, 2013 PST
US Chicken Industry Defends Arsenic Levels in Food
Both arsenic in birds and bird feed and the deaths described in Gourmet magazine stem from the cult of cheap food perpetrated by US factory farms.
05:40 May 14, 2013 PST
Clouds Form Over Popular Asthma Drug
World sales of Merck's blockbuster asthma drug, Singulair, were about $5 billion a year until last year when its patent expired in the United States. But the drug also has a darkening cloud over it.
12:03 May 9, 2013 PST
How Can We Stop Craving Things That Aren't Good for Us?
Your book draws close parallels between cravings of an alcoholic or drug addict which can be life-threatening and cravings for food or exercise or sex in so-called normal people.
12:30 May 5, 2013 PST
How NRA-Driven Laws Foster Childhood Shootings
'Unintentional poisoning killed 838 children in the US in 2010; more than 90 percent of them were teenagers, ages 10-19,' says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Child Injuries page.
13:28 May 3, 2013 PST
Big Pharma is Giving Bad Pills New Uses to Make Money
The blockbuster pill profit party is over for Big Pharma. Bestselling pills like Lipitor, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Singular and Concerta have gone off patent with nothing new in the product pipeline.
08:19 May 1, 2013 PST
How the NRA Deliberately Helps Criminals-Part 1
Based on the Center for American Progress Report Blindfolded, and with One Hand Tied Behind the Back First in a Multi-part Series
12:43 Apr 27, 2013 PST
Can Red Meat Be Saved as a Healthful Menu Item?
If red meat had a publicity agent, he or she would be fired by now. Publicity agents are supposed to plant positive news about their client and kill any negative publicity.
19:23 Apr 14, 2013 PST
A Way to Force Sane Gun Laws: Boycott Starbucks
While forward-thinking corporations like California Pizza Kitchen, Peet's, IKEA and Disney banned guns from their premises when presented with a petition from the Brady Campaign with 33,000 signatures over a year ago, Starbucks refused.
19:33 Apr 1, 2013 PST
Like a Horoscope, Drug Ad Symtpoms Apply To Everyone
Do you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning? Do you wake up...hungry for food? You may be suffering from......fill in the disease du jour.
18:55 Mar 24, 2013 PST
Bad Diets for Kids-and the Drugs That Enable Them
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on large-size soft drinks has focused much needed attention on childhood obesity and related health problems.
19:44 Mar 16, 2013 PST
How Safe Is the Milk Your Drinking?
Thanks to resistance from angry consumers, most milk no longer contains the synthetic, genetically modified recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) developed by Monsanto.
10:02 Mar 13, 2013 PST
Do You Have Back Pain? Hot Flashes? Big Pharma Hopes So!
Recently some of the nation's top researchers, clinicians and scientists convened in Washington D.C. for the first annual Selling Sickness conference-examining how Pharma 'sells' diseases to move the medications intended to treat them.
19:22 Mar 7, 2013 PST
Obama's Home Town Turns Out for Universal Background Checks
Organized by 10 Illinois and Chicago based anti-gun violence groups, the rally comes weeks after the Obamas attended services for slain Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago and as Illinois' ban against concealed weapons has been overturned.
13:13 Feb 23, 2013 PST
Animal Drugs in Your Food? Probably
Animal Pharma is a huge revenue engine that sells drugs by the ton, often with no prescription or veterinarian's approval necessary, and it provides a never-ending supply of compliant patients.
11:44 Feb 12, 2013 PST
Are Eggs Safe to Eat Again?
Heart disease isn't the only health concern associated with eating eggs. According to studies in the journals Nutrition and Diabetes Care, eating eggs is 'positively associated' with the risk of diabetes
18:37 Feb 8, 2013 PST
Could Prescription Drugs Be Causing Military Suicides?
This week the Pentagon announced there were more suicides among active-duty members of the armed services in 2012 than combat deaths-a staggering 349. Eighty-five percent had not even seen combat, reported Bloomberg.
19:20 Feb 2, 2013 PST
Phony Patients Selling Pricey Drugs-Part 1
How expensive? The prices listed at DrugStore.com in June 2011 for atypical antipsychotics, for 100 middle dose pills were: Abilify $1,644, Geodon $958, Invega $1,789, Risperdal $953, Seroquel $2,000 and Zyprexa $1,680.
16:18 Jan 31, 2013 PST
Merck Emails Ridicule Patients Harmed By Drug
Newly available emails and internal Merck documents reveal the company was far from concerned or surprised when ONJ-links to Fosamax surfaced in the early 2000's and launched elaborate spin campaigns to keep the $3 billion a year pill afloat.
14:36 Jan 21, 2013 PST
Why is Violence-Linked Malaria Drug Still In Use?
Malaria drug developed by the Walter Reed in the 1970s warns of psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, aggression, tremors, confusion, abnormal dreams and suicide.
09:16 Jan 15, 2013 PST
Laws to Become More Gun-Friendly After Newtown
Gun owners are on a 'winning streak' Todd Vandermyde, the NRA's lobbyist in Illinois, told news media. Chicago-area lawmakers in the General Assembly 'had better realize that,' he threatened.
08:10 Jan 13, 2013 PST
Five States Now Ban Shark Fins, How About This Other 'Delicacy'?
Chicago chefs created a group called Chicago Chefs for Choice to fight the ban and they succeeded.
19:16 Jan 6, 2013 PST
Should We Be Afraid of Mad Cow Disease When It Is Called 'Atypical'?
Mad cow disease is a fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), which is called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cows, scrapie in sheep and goats and chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk.
13:23 Jan 3, 2013 PST
New Year's Resolutions for the NRA
We will acknowledge that our membership of 4 million is dwarfed in both size and sympathy by 6.2 million teachers, 76.6 million students and 18 million healthcare workers in the US living with our depraved gun policies.
11:00 Jan 1, 2013 PST
AquAdvantage: Do We Really Want to Eat Genetically Modified Salmon? Part 2
The fast growing AquAdvantage salmon is moving through the FDA approval process. But questions remain about the fish, created by AquaBounty Technologies, including its allergic potential.
15:35 Dec 29, 2012 PST
Do We Really Want to Eat Genetically Modified Salmon?
To prevent such risks, AquaBounty told an FDA advisory committee it plans to grow the eggs at a facility on Prince Edward Island in Canada, where escapees could not survive.
15:18 Dec 26, 2012 PST
As First Graders and Fire Fighters Are Gunned Down, NRA Calls for More Firearms
The NRA's post-Newtown sabre rattling is not the first time it has responded to massacres by reaffirming its More! Faster! Bigger! Stronger! Better! firearm extremism.
16:06 Dec 24, 2012 PST
Live Animals Are Bad Charitable Gifts Say Experts
Live animals sent as charitable donations will usually end up suffering from the same poverty and lack of resources and medical care that afflict the poor people in the first place.
14:38 Dec 20, 2012 PST
Martha Rosenberg Interviews New York Times Columnist Gail Collins
Interview with New York Times columnist Gail Collins about her new book, 'As Texas Goes.'
07:05 Dec 18, 2012 PST
US Battles with Russia Over Meat Drug Few Are Aware Of
Ractopamine, an asthma-like drug called a beta-agonist that increases muscle, was integrated into the US food supply over 10 years ago largely under the public's radar.
10:24 Dec 11, 2012 PST
Why Women Are Not Flocking to Tamoxifen
Studies that looked as solid as this week's tamoxifen study assured women that lifelong HRT would prevent heart disease, dementia and other blights -when it turned out to be just the opposite.
08:30 Dec 7, 2012 PST
We're Eating What? The Drugstore in U.S. Meat
Melengestrol acetate, a synthetic progestin put in feed, is 30 times as active as natural progesterone, says the European Commission (EC) and trenbolone acetate, a synthetic androgen, is several times more active than testosterone.
07:39 Dec 3, 2012 PST
Popular Sleeping Pill Linked to Accidents and Violence
Law enforcement officials reported traffic accidents increasing under Ambien's popularity with some drivers not even recognizing police officers there to arrest them.
16:53 Nov 25, 2012 PST
Prescribed and Abandoned-Another Drug Settlement
Would women want to trade 'hot flashes for decreased libido, nausea, increased blood pressure and incredible withdrawal issues' found with Pristiq asked another poster?
12:14 Nov 23, 2012 PST
Antibiotics Causing Resistant Infections-and Linked to Obesity and Allergies
The pills are used to make animals grow faster and keep infections from erupting in the crowded, 'factory' conditions and they do not appear on food labels.
12:59 Nov 19, 2012 PST
Do Women Have Short Memories About Hormone Replacement Therapy? Pharma Hopes So
It has been almost ten years since a federal study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) did not prevent heart disease and memory loss as advertised but increased the risk of heart attacks by 29 percent and doubled the risk of dementia. Oops.
08:13 Nov 1, 2012 PST
Third Party Nominees Have Their Say in Obama's Home Town
When asked about U.S. military policy, Stein said repeated bombings of weddings and funerals in war zones 'don't win us the hearts of minds,' of civilians.
12:16 Oct 27, 2012 PST
How Can An Addict and Addict's Family Heal?
Interview with William Moyers, author of Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery
13:14 Oct 26, 2012 PST
Worst Radio Ads of 2012
There were some new ads urging people to adopt shelter dogs and cats in the public service announcement (PSA) category in 2012-both clever and effective.
16:37 Oct 21, 2012 PST
Shameless Drug Company Still Cashes in on Bone Market
There's plenty of ka-ching in selling 'strong bones' products for the same reason there was plenty of ka-ching in selling 'hormone replacement' products: one-half the population is female, and no one wants to look old.
08:52 Oct 14, 2012 PST
Do You Have Adult ADHD? Big Pharma Hopes So
The bad news is the kid market has peaked out with 4.5 million U.S. children now carrying the label. The good news is adult ADHD is an emerging market.
20:00 Oct 3, 2012 PST
Should Your Child Be on Drugs? Yes, Says Big Pharma
Big Pharma has spent millions on public relations campaigns that tell parents, teachers and clinicians to dose children at the first sign of problems.
14:12 Sep 29, 2012 PST
Doctor Tells How to Get Off Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs in New Book
Your book shines a flashlight into the dark fears that families, caregivers and therapists have but don't often express that if a patient is taken off their psychiatric drugs they will kill themselves.
13:44 Sep 18, 2012 PST
Why Doesn't the Government's Suicide Plan Look at Suicide-Linked Drugs?
Dr. Benjamin announced that federal grants totaling $55 million will save 20,000 lives in the next five years through suicide hotlines, more mental health workers in the VA, better depression screening and Facebook tracking of suicidal messages.
19:28 Sep 12, 2012 PST
California Slaughterhouse Reopens: Triumph of Cheap Meat Over Animal Suffering
California Slaughterhouse Reopens with Vow to Not Suffocate Animals or Shock Them in the Face
11:09 Sep 1, 2012 PST
We're Eating WHAT? McDonald's-Linked Slaughterhouse Shut Down
It has been over four years since the public was horrified and sickened to watch dying dairy cows moved with pitchforks into the slaughter line to make meat for the national school lunch program.
17:07 Aug 23, 2012 PST
Do You Really Need That Statin? Risks and Alternatives
Interview with Barbara H. Roberts, M.D., author of The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
14:34 Aug 21, 2012 PST
Are You Ready for the Two Newly-Approved Diet Drugs?
Not everyone agrees on the reasons for the ballooning American physique-is it inactivity? Overeating? The wrong foods? Environmental factors?-
15:03 Aug 12, 2012 PST
The Drugstore in Your Meat and Other Table Top Terrors
Martha Rosenberg's scrutiny of Big Pharma and agribusiness is so bleak and unrelenting, it sometimes seems to go beyond muckraking into something more closely resembling war correspondence.
06:41 Aug 7, 2012 PST
Most Mass Shooters Are Legal Gun Owners
Laws that restrict gun owners from taking their weapons everywhere oppress them says the National Rifle Association (NRA) which calls itself a civil rights group. Did James Eagen Holmes, the Batman suspect, feel oppressed too?
22:09 Jul 24, 2012 PST
Is Your Food Exposing You To This Pesticide?
Endocrine disruptors, synthetic chemicals that mimic and interfere with natural hormones, lurk everywhere from canned foods and microwave popcorn bags to cosmetics and carpet-cleaning solutions.
15:04 Jul 13, 2012 PST
The Electronic Couple: You And Your Cell
Cells are supposed to help communication but they also dodge communication. An informal survey on a college campus found the majority of incoming freshmen were using their cells to talk to-anybody?-Mom!... not to make new friends.
08:01 Jul 5, 2012 PST
Shocking Reports of Overmedicated Foster Children Force Government Review
Three years ago, Mirko and Regina Ceska of Crawfordville, FL told former Gov. Charlie Crist their two adopted 12-year-olds had been prescribed 11 pills a day, including the powerful antipsychotic Seroquel, reported the Tampa Bay Times.
20:08 Jun 24, 2012 PST
Is Pharma Exploiting Socialized Health Care Systems?
They are also pressured by the treatment guidelines process which is based on 'evidence' that Pharma makes sure to keep secret so they are really in the dark, though they may not realize it.
07:43 Jun 18, 2012 PST
There's Money in Cruelty: California Chefs Fight Foie Gras Ban
Foie gras is a food 'delicacy' that requires geese or ducks to be force fed until their liver becomes fatty. Video from foie gras operations shows animals with bloody throats, struggling to hold their heads up and breathe.
07:05 Jun 8, 2012 PST
Can Too Much Food and Too Little Exercise Explain U.S. Obesity
Yet eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.
20:10 Jun 4, 2012 PST
Diseases Grow at Psychiatry Meeting-Thanks to Big Pharma
No kidding. Present at this year's meeting were former APA president Alan F. Schatzberg, MD and Charles Nemeroff, MD, both investigated by Congress for murky Pharma income.
10:39 May 22, 2012 PST
Why Were Risky, Ineffectual Bone Drugs Approved, Some Are Asking
Like Vioxx, Merck's expensive 'super aspirin' that caused thousands of cardiovascular events before being recalled, Merck's Fosamax, the first bisphosphonate bone drug, flew out of the FDA with only a six-month review.
09:24 May 11, 2012 PST
Why are These Fraudulent Papers Unretracted?
For example, a paper written by DesignWrite's Karen Mittleman , according to court-obtained documents, titled 'Is there an association between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer?'
15:53 May 3, 2012 PST
How Big Pharma Gets You To Stay on a Drug For Life
Pharma executives 'have shown less interest in medicines like antibiotics that actually cure disease than in those that only treat symptoms,' writes Melody Petersen, author of Our Daily Meds.
07:38 May 1, 2012 PST
Mad Cow is Baaaaaack
Headlines about a fourth US mad cow discovered this week are quick to point out the 'food supply' is safe and that milk does not transmit the dread disease.
07:20 Apr 25, 2012 PST
They Pretend to Pay Us and We Pretend to Dress
You'd think with the scarcity of jobs today, people would 'dress the part.' But employees are continually downscaling their dress, say employers, either because of their shrinking clothing budget or shrinking respect for the job itself.
08:33 Apr 23, 2012 PST
Is Your Drinking Making You an Almost Alcoholic?
Interview with Robert Doyle, MD, DDS co-author of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
16:49 Apr 8, 2012 PST
Michael Vick, Katrina Were Turning Points in Animal Welfare -Humane Leader
The event, as the summer-hot city quieted day after the Final Four Men's Basketball Championship, was co-hosted by the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA-SPCA).
14:38 Apr 5, 2012 PST
Milk for PMS and Weight Loss-More Failed Marketing
Milk marketing materials stopped claiming that milk makes drinkers lose weight, instead saying it doesn't necessarily add weight-which is pretty different.
12:54 Apr 2, 2012 PST
Everyone Loves 'Got Milk' Ads-But They Don't Sell Milk
Everyone Loves 'Got Milk' Ads-But They Don't Sell Milk (and Their Claims are False)
12:33 Mar 25, 2012 PST
Was Robert Bales on Dangerous Malaria Drug Lariam?
Military officials blamed the Fort Bragg murders on marital problems and combat stress-explanations already heard with Army staff sergeant Robert Bales, suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians this month.
07:46 Mar 19, 2012 PST
Should Clones Be Labeled?
Should Meat and Milk From Clones Be Labeled? Europe Says Yes. Unfortunately, meat or milk from cloned animals in the US will not be labeled. Some say 'is not labeled' because we are already eating it.
15:59 Mar 10, 2012 PST
Should The FDA Approve The Diet Drug Qnexa?
FDA advisory committee reconsidered Qnexa after failing to recommend it in 2010 because of concerns about depression, memory-loss, birth defects and lack of long term data.
19:34 Mar 8, 2012 PST
Are Your Sleeping Pills Doing More Harm Than Good?
Drugs like Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata, older drugs like Valium and barbiturates and even sedative antihistamines all correlate with a three fold increase in the hazard of death say researchers in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ).
09:08 Feb 28, 2012 PST
Even Well Adjusted People Have These Secrets
Many people are secretly ashamed about their age, income and weight-especially when they're going in the wrong directions. But here are some other things many people are ashamed of but rarely admit.
17:29 Feb 16, 2012 PST
Husbands - Don't Commit These Valentine's Day Insults!
A recent poll revealed that while women plan their holiday gifts in advance, men often buy them at the gas station on the way to a family gathering.
12:17 Feb 13, 2012 PST
Antibiotics Injected Directly into Eggs and Other Big Pharma Secrets: Part II
It was not a great surprise that the FDA's new cephalosporin livestock rules have the Agribusiness Seal of Approval. It was Big Pharma and Agribusiness lobbying that killed its stronger cephalosporin rules issued four years after.
10:07 Feb 6, 2012 PST
Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!
Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.
14:55 Feb 3, 2012 PST
Are You still Eating Butterball Turkeys?
'People love turkey. We love turkey, too,' says the corporate website for Butterball, the nation's largest vertically integrated turkey producer.
11:47 Jan 30, 2012 PST
Did You Fall for Big Pharma's Bone Scam?
Women are in such danger of osteoporosis they need regular bone scans. That was conventional medical 'wisdom' since the first lucrative bone drug surfaced over a decade ago.
07:37 Jan 26, 2012 PST
Would You Take a Drug Because of Celebrity Advertising?
Would You Take a Drug Because of Celebrity Advertising? Some Regret That They Did.
10:34 Jan 19, 2012 PST
Who Would Intentionally Kill Blackbirds?
Who intentionally set off fireworks under a blackbird roost in Beebe, Arkansas on New Year's Eve killing at least 200 birds? In some warped homage to last New Year's when at least 5,000 blackbirds perished?
09:51 Jan 4, 2012 PST
Thanks for Nothing: Fur Coats Becoming Gift You Can't Wear Anywhere
Like Hollywood, set to ban the sale of fur in 2012, Chicago is no longer a fur capital. One reason is the annual Fur Free Friday parade held the day after Thanksgiving.
15:24 Dec 26, 2011 PST
FDA Critic Stripped of Voting Rights at Birth Control Pill Hearings
This month's hearings into birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Safyral confirm the FDA's dedication to pharmalateralism.
09:49 Dec 19, 2011 PST
Seven Diseases Big Pharma Hopes You Get in 2012
These days, the opportunist is Big Pharma which raises your insurance premiums and taxes while providing you 'low priced' drugs that you paid for.
09:06 Dec 11, 2011 PST
The News You Did and Didn't Hear From Big Pharma This Thanksgiving
Three new wrongdoing settlements that broke right before the holiday were buried among yam and traffic jam news-and a new sleeping pill that isn't new at all but just Ambien with a new name became a leading 'news' story.
08:58 Nov 29, 2011 PST
Are You 'Spiritually' Fit For the Holidays?
In your recently published book, Recovering Spirituality, you address the concept of spiritual bypass in which recovering people can use spiritual practices to sidestep emotional work.
06:44 Nov 24, 2011 PST
Arsenic, Antibiotics and Asthma Drugs in Your Turkey? Yes!
Poultry growers use inorganic arsenic, a recognized carcinogen, for 'growth promotion, feed efficiency and improved pigmentation,' says the FDA. Yum.
16:26 Nov 22, 2011 PST
Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs? PART ONE
Big Pharma has been accused of selling drugs that are so dangerous they cause death and drugs that cause the exact conditions they're supposed to treat.
13:12 Nov 14, 2011 PST
A Blockbuster Drug Even Though It Causes Cancer and Lethal Infections
How did Abbott Laboratories' Humira become an $8 billion a year drug, capable of anchoring an entirely new drug company as Abbott splits into two?
09:42 Nov 5, 2011 PST
Should You Take a Psychiatric Drug For Simple Pain?
There was a day when it seemed like everyone was on antidepressant 'happy pills' like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. But then the pendulum began to swing.
11:06 Oct 23, 2011 PST
Perry's N-gate Reminiscent of Cheney's Racism-Charged Hunting
The flap over the racist name of the hunting lodge that Texas Governor Rick Perry's family leased is not the first time hunting and racism have conspired to tar a politician.
12:20 Oct 5, 2011 PST
Was Perry Wrong to Push HPV Vaccine?
Whether you are against politicians helping Pharma loot our health care dollars or mandatory medicine, Texas Governor Rick Perry's facilitation of Merck's Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, has angered Republicans and Democrats alike.
19:26 Sep 14, 2011 PST
Who Are These Old People at My Class Reunion?
Where are the people who failed economically, professionally, socially, romantically and bodily? They don't show up! And that's not counting the people who really can't show up who are listed in the In Memoriam section of class handbook.
20:59 Aug 25, 2011 PST
No Food, No Drinks, No Strollers, No Change: No Wonder US Retail is Tanking
'No service?' ask two irate customers in a cartoon, waiting to be served in a restaurant. 'No shirt! No shoes!' they yell, as they pitch the articles of clothing.
12:12 Aug 15, 2011 PST
They Pretend to Pay Us and We Pretend to Work
Jobs whose main perks are air-conditioning, access to the Internet and fidelity to the dictum that an already employed person is more likely to get hired elsewhere.
16:14 Aug 3, 2011 PST
What Should You Eat for PMS? Don't Ask Men
It is said that women's periods are a lot like airline meals. We hate them, we complain about them, we dread them-but just let the flight attendant try to skip you!
13:28 Aug 3, 2011 PST
Out of New Diseases and Blank Checks from Insurers, Pharma Targets Alcohol
The gravy train of the 2000's is over for Pharma reports yesterday's Wall Street Journal. New drugs made the drug industry $11.8 billion in 2005 and only $4.3 billion last year- almost two-thirds less.
11:14 Aug 3, 2011 PST
Pesticides in Your Toothpaste and Other Legal Dangers
Most people know by now that the orgy of antibacterial dish, body and laundry soaps that emerged in the 2000s do less to protect people from germs than to build new and better germs via antibiotic resistance.
08:44 Jul 25, 2011 PST
Are You Taking Pills You Don't Need? Here Are Some Reasons Why
There are 200 US medical education and communication companies (MECCs) who ghostwrite medical journal articles for pharma for $20,000 to $40,000 per article.
09:57 Jul 21, 2011 PST
Are You Afraid to Display a Bumper Sticker? You Should Be
Once upon a time, bumper stickers were a harmless way to engage other motorists on the merry way to work or a vacation in the Wisconsin Dells.
12:42 Jul 8, 2011 PST
How Do You Get Off All Your Mental Drugs?
Phillip Sinaikin, MD, is a Florida psychiatrist who has been in practice for 25 years. Author of 'Get Smart About Weight Control' and co-author of 'Fat Madness: How to Stop the Diet Cycle and Achieve Permanent Well-Being,'
16:54 Jun 29, 2011 PST
'Green' Buildings Still Wasting Water and Power in their Washrooms
Administrators at the new, state-of-the-art conference center couldn't believe their water bill. The sensor-driven toilets 'perceived' a need to flush every time people entered washroom stalls, closed the door or moved an air column.
17:29 Jun 26, 2011 PST
'Pfizer's Neurontin Killed Our Husbands, We Believe'
After being silent for more than six years, two women who say their doctor husbands died from undisclosed Neurontin risks have decided to speak out.
06:17 Jun 22, 2011 PST
Interview with Dr. Phil interventionist, Joani Gammill
Joani Gammill, a registered nurse, recovering addict and mother of two has just written an account of her career as a professional 'interventionist' after an appearance on the Dr. Phil Show that sparked her own recovery.
13:13 Jun 14, 2011 PST
Ten Worst Employers To Work For
Now that the economy is bouncing back again, there is good and bad news. The good news is that companies are hiring. The bad news is: the same ones you didn't want to work for before are you still don't want to work for.
17:36 Jun 11, 2011 PST
Are You Eating These Metals in Your Meat and Seafood?
Last year Time magazine reported 100 samples of both lean red tuna and fatty tuna from 54 restaurants and 15 supermarkets in Colorado, New Jersey and New York, exceed recommended amounts of mercury.
13:22 Jun 5, 2011 PST
Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?
Most people have enough fear of skin cancer and photo-aging to give tanning salons wide berth, pun intended. But how safe are sunscreens themselves?
18:02 May 26, 2011 PST
Are You Addicted to Starbucks?
The 90's had Cheers style bars where everyone knew your name; the 2000's have Starbucks where everyone knows your Venti No Foam No Whip Double Mocha Skim Frappuccino.
08:11 May 12, 2011 PST
Would This Video Make You Stop Eating Beef? Futures Traders Think So
Once again Big Food is 'appalled' by the video - which shows sick and injured calves killed with hammers, workers standing on calves' necks and barely alive calves on 'dead piles' - while working to make publicizing such videos illegal.
09:44 Apr 22, 2011 PST
How Drug Advertising Has Changed Your Life Whether Or Not You Realize It
All you knew about prescription drugs were creepy ads in a JAMA at the doctor's office with a lot of fine print. Even if you knew the name of a drug, you'd never ask your doctor for it because that would be self-diagnosing and cheeky for a patient
08:56 Apr 17, 2011 PST
An Interview With Mother of Codependence Recovery Melody Beattie
Well alcoholics have usually led pretty self-centered lives and early in recovery they are told to start trying to be less selfish and help others which of course is the Twelfth Step.
18:03 Apr 13, 2011 PST
CeCe and BeBe Winans Rock the Chicago Theatre - Concert Review
There was no waiting for the hits or stars to appear at BeBe and CeCe Winans' Still Something Big concert at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago's Loop yesterday.
16:27 Apr 3, 2011 PST
Will Rahm Emanuel Misunderestimate 'ChicagoSpeak'?
Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is known as a hardball player who is never off message. But in Chicago, his articulateness may be, well, disorientating.
12:43 Apr 1, 2011 PST
The Few The Proud The Thin
In a report released last fall by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the United States is the fattest of 33 countries. Mexico and New Zealand are next runners up with India and Indonesia the thinnest.
09:07 Mar 23, 2011 PST
Seroquel Marketing Undeterred by This Week's Deceptive Marketing Settlement
Who would know AstraZeneca inked the largest multi-state consumer protection settlement on record relating to deceptive Seroquel marketing just this week? For $68.5 million?
14:32 Mar 15, 2011 PST
Moms-to-be: Are You Taking this Dangerous Drug?
Still, the parade of heart, liver and muscle complications seen with withdrawn drugs has lacked the side effect that sends shivers down the spines of consumers, regulators and drug-makers: birth defects.
14:31 Mar 11, 2011 PST
Proud, Safe Gun Owners Not Proud or Safe When Names Released
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's ruling last week that the names of the 1.3 million people with Firearm Owners Identification cards (FOID) in the state be published has gun owners up in arms, pun intended.
09:58 Mar 8, 2011 PST
Eating a Pig With a Wooden Leg
Yet despite Michigan's Meatout day last year and UK's red meat caution today, despite the conversion of holdouts like Bill Clinton and Oprah (or at least her staff) and the vaulting of Kathy Freston's Veganist up the New York Times bestseller lis
05:27 Mar 1, 2011 PST
Men, Avoid These Valentine Faux Pas
Other men who resist the gas station, consider the hardware store fertile gift buying territory since if they buy a tool for their wife, they will have a new tool.
13:23 Feb 11, 2011 PST
Pharma's War on Kids
The patient was overweight and had Type 2 diabetes. He was on Crestor for cholesterol, Atacand for hypertension; the proton pump inhibitor Protonix for GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), Axert for migraines and Singulair for asthma.
11:16 Feb 3, 2011 PST
Was Early Menopause Hormone More Pharma Spin?
At the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Orlando, researchers announced that women who take hormone therapy (HT) are 60 percent more likely to die from lung cancer if they develop it.
16:18 Jan 30, 2011 PST
The Drug Store in Your Tap Water
You don't have to eat cattle who have worn trenbolone ear implants to end up with the growth stimulating androgenic hormone in your body reported the Associated Press in 2008.
12:22 Jan 27, 2011 PST
Catfish Slaughter at Texas Facility Sparks Outrage and Turns Stomachs
Full color undercover video shot at a Texas catfish processing facility in eastern Dallas County is sparking outrage and turning stomachs.
08:31 Jan 22, 2011 PST
Even Pro-NRA Politicians Threatened by Gun-Toting Nutters
Some are calling the NRA's silence on last weekend's Tucson massacre restraint or respect for the dead. But the NRA's silence after gun massacres is nothing new.
16:48 Jan 16, 2011 PST
Controversial Drug Now Marketed for Depression
Chicago psychiatrist Michael Reinstein received $500,000 from AstraZenenca and wrote 41,000 prescriptions for Seroquel reports the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica.
11:45 Jan 11, 2011 PST
Worse Than Fireworks Deaths? Government Blackbird Poisoning
Do wildlife officials feel just a little hypocritical answering media questions about the New Year's Eve blackbird 'rain' when they know they kill 200 times that amount a year as 'pests'?
12:28 Jan 4, 2011 PST
Help! I'm Not Perfect! 'The Gifts of Imperfection'
Help! I'm Not Perfect! 'The Gifts of Imperfection' author Brené Brown Discusses Embracing Our Ordinariness
16:24 Dec 31, 2010 PST
Have You Been Fooled by These Dirty Pharma Tricks?
How does the pharmaceutical industry get a product through development, testing and approval and onto your insurer's formulary, television set and bathroom shelf?
11:23 Dec 26, 2010 PST
The Biggest Corporate Criminals? Look In Your Medicine Cabinet
Once upon a time, the defense industry was the biggest defrauder of the government. Who remembers the $640 toilet seats and $7,600 coffee makers contactors charged the Pentagon in 1987?
13:39 Dec 24, 2010 PST
Hormones: Still Pushed by Pharma; Still Dangerous
The medical press trumpeted again this month the shopworn pharma factoid that menopausal hormones may be good for you, not bad.
12:38 Dec 21, 2010 PST
Are These Dangerous Drugs in Your Medicine Chest?
Since direct-to-consumer drug advertising was legalized 13 years ago, Americans have become a nation of pill poppers - choosing the type of drug they desire like a new toothpaste, sometimes whether or not they need it.
11:52 Dec 15, 2010 PST
Are You Squeamish? Sarah Palin Isn't.
On her new TLC live-action show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Palin bludgeons a gigantic halibut to death and then displays its still-beating heart triumphantly for the at-home television audience writes New York Times' David Firestone.
18:18 Dec 11, 2010 PST
Now Praised, Aspirin Was Vilified by Vioxx Marketing
Widely advertised and pitched by Olympians Dorothy Hamill and Bruce Jenner, Vioxx turned out to double the risk of heart attack and was withdrawn from the market in 2004.
12:39 Dec 10, 2010 PST
Cool Ads Aren't Helping Gardasil and Cervarix Vaccines
Prescription drug advertising can work miracles. With Vioxx, it got 20 million people to pay five times more for a pain reliever that doubled their risk of heart attack.
11:24 Dec 8, 2010 PST
Thanksgiving Is Only One Reason Americans Are Fat
The US is the fattest of 33 countries says a recent report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, a group that advises governments on economic growth, social development and financial stability.
08:38 Nov 26, 2010 PST
Are You Taking Any of These Dangerous Drugs?
It sounded too good to be true and it was. Birth control pills which also cleared up acne, treated severe PMS (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD) and avoided the water retention of traditional birth control pills.
15:50 Nov 25, 2010 PST
Do Bone Drugs Really Treat Osteoporosis?
Bone drug Evista was personally promoted by former FDA deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs under George W. Bush, Scott Gottlieb.
12:36 Nov 20, 2010 PST
Eid Slaughter Sacrifice Is Sad Day for Animals
'The animal tried to stand up but couldn't as the ground was slippery,' said Christine Hafner of the International Fund For Animals on the Today's Zaman website.
12:07 Nov 16, 2010 PST
Seven Ways Medical Conflicts of Interest are Disguised
The American Psychiatric Association, in its 240 page guide to its May annual meeting, 'forgot' to mention the conflicts of interest of its own president Alan Schatzberg, MD.
07:39 Nov 12, 2010 PST
New Pain Uses For Cymbalta and Lyrica Are Vioxx All Over Again
The withdrawal of Merck's 'super aspirin,' the COX-2 specific inhibitor Vioxx from the market may be as distant as the 2004 Bush-Kerry presidential election in the public's memory.
06:12 Nov 7, 2010 PST
Hefner Feted in Chicago But Movie is as Creepy as Halloween
TV clips from 'hifi, party record and hootenanny' days on Playboy's Penthouse and Playboy After Dark feature folk singers Pete Seeger and Joan Baez.
06:11 Nov 1, 2010 PST
Lindsay Lohan Has Right Idea - About Fashion
On rare occasions when the tights fit - came up to your waist and stayed there - they would run in the feet, 'reinforced' heels and toes notwithstanding.
05:45 Oct 28, 2010 PST
Unsafe At Any Dose: Cancer Deaths Seen With Hormone Therapy
Women given Premarin for their 'estrogn deficiency' in the 1980s developed so much endometrial cancer, the cancer rate dropped when they quit taking the drug.
09:40 Oct 23, 2010 PST
Is Beef At Risk of Mad Cow Disease Again?
'The rumor was started, and it's totally unfounded, that there were cattle with BSE in Texas,' Ted McCollum, beef cattle specialist with the Amarillo office of Texas AgriLife Extension, told the press.
08:10 Oct 18, 2010 PST
Are Soldiers Suicides Caused by Prescription Drugs?
Not only are more troops dying from their own hand than combat says the Army report, titled Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention, 36 percent of the suicides were troops who were never deployed.
10:09 Oct 15, 2010 PST
New Book Shows Why Alcoholic Self-Help Group Works
No Preaching; No Finger Pointing: New Book Shows Why Alcoholic Self-Help Group Works
15:24 Oct 9, 2010 PST
Pitchfork Wielder on Dairy Farm Receives Light Sentence
Billy Joe Gregg, a worker at Conklin Dairy Farms in Plain City, Ohio was filmed holding down newborn calves and stomping on their heads and wiring a cow's nose to a metal bar to beat it repeatedly with a crowbar.
06:52 Sep 29, 2010 PST
Has FDA Already Decided About Genetically Engineered Salmon?
Even though the FDA held hearings about how AquAdvantage Salmon should be labeled the day after hearings about if it should be approved this week, it said it has not decided yet about the genetically engineered fish.
08:54 Sep 26, 2010 PST
Is Female Sexual Dysfunction the Next Big Disease?
The books reveals how the pharmaceutical industry is no longer simply sponsoring medical science. With the new conditions called 'Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder,' and 'Female Sexual Dysfunction' the drug companies are in some cases actually h
12:28 Sep 23, 2010 PST
Animal Experimentation Funny? This Researcher Says Yes
The first photo shows an orangutan who someone has put in an aqua colored flannel dress with white diamonds on it. Her face is contorted in terror. A green, comic strip style balloon is coming out of her mouth.
09:50 Sep 18, 2010 PST
Raising 'Awareness' and Insurance Rates: Boniva and Nuvigil Ads Permeate Airwave
It's hard to tell the difference between the new radio ads for the McDonald's breakfast menu and the 'wakefulness' drug Nuvigil because they both begin with the sound of someone snoring and alarm clocks.
08:39 Sep 9, 2010 PST
How Was Your Veal 'Prepared'? Like This Video?
Once again Chicago-based Mercy For Animals has shown eaters what they don't want to see. In this case the hapless calves torn from their mothers and chained by the neck known as 'veal.'
09:08 Sep 5, 2010 PST
Salmonella with Your Omelet? Don't forget Stroke and Ovarian Cancer
Ask for an egg-free pastry in otherwise politically correct Starbucks in Chicago and you'll get a blank stare. (Thank you, Argo Tea.)
08:25 Aug 29, 2010 PST
The Man Behind the Egg Scandal
Now, after decades of harming animals, workers and the environment, the Teflon Chicken Don, Austin 'Jack' DeCoster, appears to be harming people.
08:34 Aug 23, 2010 PST
Is Meat and Milk From Clones in the Food Supply?
Sounds like Europe is not the only place eating milk and meat from unlabeled clone offspring. In fact, the BBC, UK newspapers and even a US grocer all report that US consumers are digging into clone food, whether or not they know it.
13:52 Aug 22, 2010 PST
Can a Pol Get Elected Without Wooing the Gun Lobby?
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's hunting histrionics were especially embarrassing when he was gunning for the presidency.
17:05 Aug 14, 2010 PST
Wheelchairs and Alcoholism Funny? Yes Said Cartoonist John Callahan
The year was 1989. Millions of wheelchair-users were about to be recognized for the first time by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
07:04 Aug 7, 2010 PST
Are Prescription Drugs Behind Troop Suicides?
What it barely considers are the suicide-inked antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiseizure drugs whose use exactly parallels the increase in US troop suicides since 2005.
07:40 Aug 2, 2010 PST
Overweight? Diet Drugs May Not Be The Answer
Topamax makes you lose weight alright say patients on the drug-rating site askapatient.com, along with your memory, word recall and hair!
09:17 Jul 30, 2010 PST
Recession Over? Not on the Radio!
While turn-down-your-radio;-you-can't-hear-yourself-while-you-talk radio was never high art, at least it was equalized and modulated before cell phones and didn't sound like a kazoo or geiger counter was on the other end.
12:06 Jul 26, 2010 PST
Is Pfizer the BP of Drug Companies?
The same day the settlement news broke, Pfizer announced it bought the drug giant Wyeth despite its thicket of Fen-Phen heart valve suits and Prempro cancer suits.
08:39 Jul 15, 2010 PST
Do You Have Pet Shame? Car Shame?
They say the opposite of shame is pride or honor but most people - and most countries - have a lot more of the former than the latter.
14:37 Jul 3, 2010 PST
Would You Use a Home DNA Kit?
Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTC) has elevated some everyday conditions to diseases needing prescriptions but other prescription products have gone over-the-counter.
06:20 Jun 25, 2010 PST
Why You Should Care About the University of Miami NIH Scandal
Insel presumably 'owed' Nemeroff because the former head of psychiatry at Emory got Insel a gig there when he lost his NIH position in 1994 and helped Insel's comeback in 2002 as NIMH director, says the Chronicle of Higher Leaning.
17:31 Jun 21, 2010 PST
Does the Pink Viagra work?
Now a new female libido drug, dubbed the Pink Viagra, has husbands, boyfriends and Wall Street cheering, if not its intended patients.
07:26 Jun 17, 2010 PST
'Teflon Chicken Don' Jack DeCoster Agrees to Cruelty Plea
Maine Contract Farming/DeCoster Egg Farm has a three decade-long complaint history from workers, neighbors, environmental officials, labor officials and humane workers.
06:47 Jun 16, 2010 PST
Has Psychiatry Become Unhinged? This Doctor Says Yes
'How do we know your work won't be used to make bad breath or hay fever mental disorders?' the reporter asked the researchers, whose smiles faded.
06:20 Jun 15, 2010 PST
Will You Take An Immune Drug To Prevent Fractures? Amgen Hopes So
Human subjects developed cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric and thyroid cancers and breast cancer 'was the most common adverse event that led to discontinuation' in trials. Adverse effect?
08:52 Jun 10, 2010 PST
Dairy Gothic: Cows Stabbed With Pitchforks at Ohio Farm
Only five months after Mercy For Animals' undercover video at Willet Dairy aired on Nightline and inspired legislation to prevent future abuses, a new Mercy For Animals dairy video has even ag professionals crying uncle.
07:34 Jun 6, 2010 PST
Medical Conference Looks at Re-Balancing Pharmaceutical Industry Influence
'We need to be holding their hand and whispering in their ear Neurontin for pain, Neurontin for monotherapy, Neurontin for bipolar, Neurontin for everything,' sales reps at Park-Davis, now Pfizer, were told in 1996 by senior executive John Ford.
09:58 May 20, 2010 PST
Government Report Finds Dangerous Residues in Meat
Many food consumers worry about pathogens like E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria in their meat. But according to a new government report, they should worry more about veterinary drugs, pesticides and heavy metals in their food.
05:46 May 20, 2010 PST
Do You Have Shift Work Sleep Disorder? Excessive Sleepiness? Pharma Hopes So
Do you work in customer service? Health care? The restaurant industry? You might be suffering from shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) says a new ad campaign from Frazer, PA-based Cephalon who makes the Schedule IV stimulants Provigil and Nuvigil.
13:16 May 5, 2010 PST
Do You Have Low T? Circadian Dysrhythmia? Pharma Hopes So
Since direct-to-consumer drug advertising debuted in 1997, pharma's credo has been When The Medication Is Ready, The Disease (and Patients) Will Appear.
13:27 Apr 30, 2010 PST
New NIH Director Discusses Goals, Genomes ...and the Nerd Problem
Speaking at Northwestern's Lurie Medical Research Center, the former head of the Human Genome Project gave a slide show about 'splice donor sequences' and a toxic protein responsible for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome...
10:59 Apr 30, 2010 PST
Better Lashes Through Chemistry: New Mascara is a Drug
Grow longer, fuller, darker lashes says a TV ad for the same product showing Brooke enchanting everyone at a party with new flutter appeal.
09:26 Apr 27, 2010 PST
Are You At Risk for Vaccine Advertitus?
Sure, private insurance and government entitlement programs may cover the $100-to-$200 a month cost for Cymbalta, Savella and Lyrica now that they are approved for fibromyalgia, raised insurance rates and squandered tax dollars notwithstanding.
18:36 Apr 24, 2010 PST
Hormone Therapy Makes Comeback in New York Times Magazine. Are Cigarettes Next?
Once again the But-There's-Money-In-It apparatus has sprung to life to resuscitate hormone therapy (HT) in an article called The Estrogen Dilemma in this week's New York Times magazine.
19:00 Apr 20, 2010 PST
Patients Reported Fractures Caused by Bone Drug Long Before Health Industry
Like Vioxx, Merck's other blockbuster whose side effects emerged after it was used/tested on the public, Fosamax was launched a month early thanks to its collegial relationship with the FDA.
14:07 Apr 15, 2010 PST
  
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