The US Dept of Health and Human Services inspector general’s report published January 12 said FDA’s screening system is “unreliable” because of researchers’ conflicts of interest. The report focused on 118 new drug applications approved by the FDA in 2007.
From Ronald Hoffman, MD Last time, I gave you the first half of my list of the worst health news stories of the year. This week, I’m back with part two! So without further ado, here are seven more health news headscratchers from the past year: 8. Melatonin “scourge”: Expressions of concern abounded this year over Americans’ unprecedented […]
…by Big Pharma advertisers. “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.” Those are the words of Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. She was discussing the […]
(Why the incredibly long title to this article? Because some might dismiss a shorter title for the article as “just another rant by a “crazy health food nut.” Hard to do that when the title includes the source, a professional journal, published by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, whose website—www.aslme.org—tells us the […]
Media outlets indulge in scaremongering, when the actual study data presents a completely different story October 15, 2015 — Yesterday, the New England Journal of Medicine released a statistical analysis of emergency room visits between 2004 and 2013. The study reported that just over 23,000 ER visits per year were linked to dietary supplements—prompting media outlets to run […]
Help us make sure your legislators on Capitol Hill hear about this. Action Alert! A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) calls on lawmakers to label genetically modified foods. The authors begin by pointing out the well-established fact that genetic modifications to make plants resistant to herbicides and pesticides have […]
Should “experts” be given a pulpit without one word about their serious conflicts of interest? Action Alert! Last month the Wall Street Journal published Dr. Paul Offit’s pro-vaccine screed without disclosing his major financial conflict of interest. As we reported then, he’s the inventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, which is now recommended for universal […]
That’s on top of the report that antibiotics in general increase the risk of breast cancer.
Every major news wire service was abuzz this past week over Crestor. The study released November 9 involved 18,000 patients, and supplied powerful evidence that statins save lives by driving down blood cholesterol and reducing inflammation in arteries as measured by high blood levels of C-reactive protein. In the study published in the New England Journal […]
From Joseph Mercola, DO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for the Alzheimer’s disease drug lecanemab (Leqembi). The drug, a monoclonal antibody, binds to amyloid beta in the brain. An 18-month study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found Leqembi reduced markers of amyloid in early Alzheimer’s disease and led to […]