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…At least according to a ruling on “preventative” use of antibiotics in livestock made by the second circuit court at the end of July. It overturned a ruling that mandated the FDA hold hearings that would force the industry to prove the practice was safe. Presumably, they would not have been able to prove any […]

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In this requisition from 1999, the FDA acknowledges it has no evidence that colloidal silver (at least real colloidal silver, as we define it) causes argyria, death, or harmful drug interactions. Zero studies. Zero reports. The FDA’s Adverse Reporting System has nothing to substantiate the horrible PR war raged against colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is […]

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Antibiotic Action!

December 12, 2013

Here’s something you can write home about: the FDA has finally taken a step to reverse antibiotic resistance (albeit a light-footed one). Antibiotic manufacturers have been asked to stop labelling their products as usable to enhance animal growth—making it illegal to use them as a preventative treatment in animals. Instead, ranchers will need a prescription […]

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Is Your Medicine Safe?

April 12, 2013

A recap, in case you haven’t been following all the drug recalls this last year: fungal contamination of a medication injected into the spine caused a meningitis outbreak, glass was found in a generic form of Lipitor, and then MORE drugs were recalled after also being found to have fungus/contaminates. And yet it goes on. […]

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A number of drugs are no longer available, and more are taken off the market regularly. Why? There’s a number of problems. The FDA over-regulates drug production, requiring strict scheduling in advance—this prevents supply and demand manufacturing, and can delay it for months. Generics aren’t as valuable to produce, so many companies are no longer offering […]

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