The 14 Worst Health News Stories of 2022 (Part Two)

The 14 Worst Health News Stories of 2022 (Part Two)

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 […]

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Medical Journals: Bought and Paid For

Medical Journals: Bought and Paid For

…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 […]

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Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs—Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, as Summarized on Green Medicine Radio

Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs—Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, as Summarized on Green Medicine Radio

(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 […]

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New Study Totally Misrepresents Adverse Events  Related to Dietary Supplements

New Study Totally Misrepresents Adverse Events Related to Dietary Supplements

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 […]

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Wall Street Journal Ignores Over Sixteen Hundred Letters Challenging Its Journalistic Ethics

Wall Street Journal Ignores Over Sixteen Hundred Letters Challenging Its Journalistic Ethics

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 […]

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The JUPITER Study — Is the News as Encouraging as It Seems?

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 […]

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