Tag Archives: Approval

OxyContin: Painkillers for Kids

Soren Dreier Zen-Haven The maker of OxyContin is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to label the controversial painkiller for use by children as young as 6 in a move that could serve to extend the company’s expiring patent on … Continue reading

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Finally—Congress Begins to Wake Up about Genetically Engineered Food

Source: ANH Rep. Dennis Kucinich has introduced two bills that would mandate labeling and provide stricter safety protections for GE products. HR 3553, the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, already has twelve co-sponsors (and bipartisan support). The bill … Continue reading

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Arizona House approves bill to ban late-term abortions

David Schwartz Reuters Arizona’s state House of Representatives voted to enact a bill on Tuesday that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, sending the closely watched measure on to the Republican governor for approval. House members passed the … Continue reading

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Pedestrians will rule roost in CBD laneways

Kelsey Munro Sydney Morning Herald SYDNEY’S CBD laneways are set to be transformed into shared zones where pedestrians have right of way and cars are limited to 10km/h, under a $53 million City of Sydney plan to emulate Melbourne’s laneway … Continue reading

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Genetically Engineered Generic Drugs to Be Unleashed Without Mandatory Testing

Tim McCoy Natural Society Under the healthcare reform of 2010, the FDA was given the authority to regulate generic versions of genetically engineered (GE) drugs. Furthermore, some genetically engineered drugs may not even receive human or animal testing— it all … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Nature: GM Salmon Under Attack By Concerned Experts

Mike Barrett Natural Society The approval of genetically modified salmon has been a controversial issue for quite some time now, and the heat surrounding the altered fish isn’t dying down. Recently three United States consumer groups petitioned the Food and … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Puts Spotlight On FDA Technical Reviews

Sam Kean Science Insider The integrity of the scientific review process appears to be at the heart of recent allegations that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials spied electronically on whistleblowers—including scientists, an engineer, and a statistician—trying to expose alleged … Continue reading

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Danes want biotech firms, EU govts to agree GM crop bans

Source: Reuters Biotech companies should agree not to market genetically modified (GM) crops in member states wishing to ban their cultivation before seeking EU approval for their products, a draft Danish proposal shows. The compromise is designed to break a … Continue reading

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Some Wash. wheat farmers back labels for GM foods

Source: Miami Herald Some Washington state wheat farmers have thrown their support behind legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified foods, giving food safety advocates fresh hope that lawmakers also will get behind the bill. They haven’t been receptive to the … Continue reading

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Never Do This with Your Teeth – No Matter How “Safe” They Say It Is

Source: Mercola After enormous public pressure from scientists, dentists, health professionals, and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promised to make an announcement about dental amalgam by the end of 2011. Dental amalgam, of course, is composed 50% … Continue reading

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