Tagged: FDA

More and More, New Drugs Clear the FDA With ‘Accelerated Approval’ - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 11, 2018

Abigail Fagan & Mark Kaufman On June 28, 2011, ten police cars descended upon the headquarters of the US Food and Drug Administration. Scores of protesters carrying loudspeakers and donning pink shirts had attempted to enter the building, but were thwarted by the officers. One man held a sign that read: “My wife is not a statistic: Save … Read More

History & ‘right to try’ - BioBlog

Alison Campbell May 30, 2018

Over the last few years, OracA has written quite a bit about the so-called ‘right to try’ legislation that has been enacted in many US states – and, as this post of his describes, will now most likely become a thing at the federal level. (I say “most likely”, given President Trump’s history of wanting to significantly reduce … Read More

The deregulated interregnum - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 16, 2018

E-cigarettes in New Zealand are in a really interesting spot right now. Last year, the then National-government signalled that a new legal regime for vaping was on its way. At the time, importation of nicotine-containing vaping liquids for personal consumption was allowed, but retail sale within New Zealand was not. That wasn’t to say it didn’t happen, but you kinda … Read More

What is ‘right to try,’ and could it help? - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 13, 2018

Morten Wendelbo, Texas A&M University and Timothy Callaghan, Texas A&M University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. After a year in which President Donald Trump devoted much of his health policy attention to the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, Trump used part of his … Read More

Colloidal Silver Blues - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Jun 16, 2016

Don’t be fooled, colloidal silver sprays and creams won’t benefit your health. In the continuing trend of the New Zealand media advertising ineffective health products as though it’s news, stuff.co.nz has published an article pushing colloidal silver for treating infections and skin conditions. The article quotes a naturopath and sales representative from Skybright Natural Health, a company that … Read More

IAS Complaint Part 2: Gardasil Horrors — Horrific Reasoning - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 12, 2011

Continuing my series of extracts from the IAS charity complaint. This one focuses on the Gardasil vaccine and the paranoia that has arisen around it. I have included a link to the article but for convenience I have reproduced here the parts that I refer to in the complaint. Gardasil Horrors Posted April 6, 2011 [...] … Read More

Arsenic, Apples and Dr Oz - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 17, 2011

The Dr Oz show is a health related talk show, co-produced by Oprah Winfrey, which is sometimes criticized for promoting “health” advice which is not evidence based. Host, Dr Mehmet Oz, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and teaching professor at Columbia University which perhaps lends undue credibility to some of his views. A recent show by Dr Oz claiming that apple … Read More

Bacon With Your Vaccine? - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh May 09, 2010

In a move that defies all logic, the FDA advisory panel investigating the contamination of Rotavirus vaccine with pig virus has recommended that vaccine use be continued because “The vaccines offer a clear public health benefit that far outweighs a “theoretical” risk from PCV (Porcine Circo-virus)”. How very reassuring. Not. PCV type 1 was found [...] Related posts: … Read More