The FDA’s standards for approving new drugs are inconsistent and lacking in important areas, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“Not all FDA approvals are created equally,” researcher Nicholas Downing said.
According to the researchers, the study is the first to systematically examine the FDA’s drug approval standards, and it calls into question the assumption that all drugs prescribed in the United States are safe or effective.
A physician working at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospital in Missouri claims she was fired for refusing to prescribe higher doses of addictive painkillers to patients.
Dr. Basimah Khulusi told the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and ABC News that she lost her job at the VA hospital in Kansas City after patients complained that she would not authorize more powerful amounts of opiates.
“I had to do something about it. And I tried,” Khulusi said. “And then, you know, I was let go.”
Inside sources say that the nearly 9 million pounds of beef recalled from a California Slaughterhouse earlier this month may come from cows sick with cancer.
Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California company, which is now under investigation by the US Department of Agriculture, recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef parts (3.95 million kg) as ordered by inspectors for lack of full federal inspection and processing unhealthy animals.
The company allegedly purchased dairy cows sick with eye cancer, decapitated them to hide the disease from inspectors and sold the beef illegally, an anonymous source has told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The statement was drawn up by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility. It was released on October 21, 2013. Since then, 297 scientists and experts have signed it. Thus exploding the myth that “the science is settled.” Exploding the claim that a consensus about GMOs has been reached. You can read the statement and the signatories at ensser.org.
Here are two excerpts from the statement:
It is a war for the truth, and NationalGeographic.com writer Laura Parker seems to think that the people are winning it. Awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is clearly on the rise nationwide, and in the midst of this knowledge boon comes the admission by some in the mainstream media that mandatory GMO labeling is no longer a question of if, but of when.
Numerous states have attempted to pass GMO labeling legislation in recent years, but only a few have been successful. Both California and Washington come to mind, as voters narrowly rejected two pieces of legislation, Proposition 37 in California and Initiative 522 in Washington, that would have required full disclosure of GMO ingredients in foods sold at the retail level. The states of Maine and Connecticut, on the other hand, recently passed their own respective GMO labeling bills.
American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable”
A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.
Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.
Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms (GMO) because of simple economics.