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Dispute flares within FDA over safety of popular blood pressure drugs

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The top-selling class of blood-pressure drugs is under attack from an unusual source: a senior regulator at the Food and Drug Administration.Bucking his bosses, Thomas A. Marciniak is seeking stronger warnings about the drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers, or ARBs, according to internal documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.The drugs, which are taken […]

FDA Violates Free Speech to Limit Supplement Access Take Action!

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers, Did you know that if a supplement company “Likes” a customer’s Facebook post, it magically transforms nutritional supplements into drugs? The same thing happens if a supplement’s website links to a scientific article! As recently as this week, the FDA has made attacks like these to expand the agency’s definition of “disease claim.” […]

9 Quotes That Will Make You Feel Good About Aging

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anti-aging products that fill pharmacy shelves and magazine advertising space push the message that it is better to look, feel and be younger. While of course aging is often accompanied by negative health side effects, these anti-aging messages do not tell the whole story of what it is like to grow “old.” Aging is accompanied […]