An analysis from Food and Drug Administrations researchers (FDA) shows that drug companies fail to reveal to investors and the public the reasons their new drugs are denied FDA approval. On seven occasions between August 2008, and June 2013 a new drug was denied approval in part because patients taking the drug were more likely to … [Read more...] about Reasons for FDA Drug Rejections Hidden from Investors and Public
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to protect public health, but oftentimes the agency appears to be protecting drug companies rather than patients, according to an article published in Slate. Charles Seife, a journalist and professor at New York University, says that the agency repeatedly hides evidence of fraud in … [Read more...] about Is the FDA Protecting Drug Companies Instead of Patients?
People Question The Chemicals Used In Fracking. A new study out of Colorado is raising more questions about the chemicals used in the gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The study, which has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, was co-authored … [Read more...] about Public Health Risks Identified in Fracking Study
Mercury In Tuna A Threat To Public Health. Mercury exposure from fresh seafood has become a serious threat to public health, according to several new studies on the subject. On Friday, the results of a study of mercury in fresh seafood sponsored by the conservation group Oceana were released, and the results were strikingly similar … [Read more...] about More Mercury Found in Fresh Tuna, Swordfish
MRSA A Growing Threat Has Health Officials Scrambling For Answers. MRSA, a drug resistant infection, has health officials scrambling for answers. In the past, when someone was infected with staph, the cure was simple: A few doses of penicillin. This is no longer the case and fears of mutation and an antibiotic resistant superbugs are … [Read more...] about MRSA a Growing Threat to Public Health, But CDC Won’t Mandate Testing in Hospitals
MRSA, Drug Resistant Bacteria that Sometimes Causes Deadly Infections. MRSA, a type of bacteria that sometimes causes deadly infections, and other germs are quickly becoming resistant to most common antibiotics. These drug-resistant strains now pose a major public health crisis, as doctors are left with fewer and fewer options for … [Read more...] about MRSA, Other Drug Resistant Bacteria Emerge as Serious Threat to Public Health