The makers of drugs used to treat attention disorders have known about the serious health risks associated with the medications for years but instead of warning the public, the industry has consistently focused its efforts on expanding the market
On Feb 13, 2007 the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations opened hearing lambasting the FDA regarding the safety of drugs. The opening statement by Chairman John Dingell
The government warned of potentially life-threatening twisting of the intestines in infants vaccinated against a virus that is the leading cause of early childhood diarrhea.
Early on the morning of Dec. 13, police officers responding to a 911 call arrived at a house in Hull, Mass., a seaside town near Boston, and found a 4-year-old girl on the floor of her parents’ bedroom, dead.
Smoking marijuana eased HIV-related pain in some patients that represented one of the few rigorous attempts to find out whether the drug has medicinal benefits. The Bush administration quickly sought to shoot holes in the experiment.
Smokers with damage to a certain brain region often stop smoking immediately — without the powerful cravings that derail most attempts to quit the habit. A silver-dollar sized region deep in the brain called the insula plays a key role in sustaining
The House of Representatives voted on Friday to require the government to negotiate directly with drug companies to obtain to lower drug prices for seniors, ignoring a White House threat to veto the Democratic measure.
Congress must give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more authority and funding so it can restore its reputation and better protect patients from harmful drugs, witnesses told a Senate hearing.
Here's an extensive list of former career military officers, former intelligence officers, and former government officials who have publicly question and sometimes denounced the 9/11 Commision Report.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
A recent multimillion-dollar ad campaign that lends support to Republican lawmakers who support the new Medicare prescription drug benefit was partly paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, political officials say. Though the US Chamber of Commerce
Plan B is often referred to as emergency contraception or the "morning after pill." It contains an ingredient used in prescription birth control pills--only in the case of Plan B, each pill contains a higher dose
A 16-year-old cancer patient 's legal fight did not end in defeat Wednesday when his family's attorneys and social services officials reached an agreement that would allow him to forgo chemotherapy.
The decision whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should approve wider access to a morning-after contraceptive drug was made well before agency scientists finished their final review, two FDA officials said in court documents released on Thu
Until now, Lie Extension could cite only isolated statistics to make its case about the danger of conventional medicine. No one had ever analyzed and combined ALL of the published literature dealing with injuries and deaths caused by government-prot
The Food and Drug Administration's Counterfeit Drug Task Force announced its recommendations for the pharmaceutical industry regarding the use of radio-frequency identification technology to fight the proliferation of some 35 million counterfeit
[This is amazing .. he is still alive, much less driving.] Lithuanian police were so astonished when they pulled over a truck driver and his breathalyzer test registered 18 times the legal alcohol limit, they thought their testing device must be brok
Over objections by the Food and Drug Administration, Nevadans will be able to buy prescription drugs from Canada over the Internet starting next week, a spokesman for Gov. Kenny Guinn said.
Federal drug enforcement agents in Northern California shut down an elaborate "marijuana candy" factory that produced drug-laced snacks called Rasta Reece's, Pot Tarts, Buddahfingers, Munchy Way and Puff-a-Mint Pattie.
A VIETNAMESE doctor who has treated dozens of victims of avian flu claims the drug being stockpiled around the world to combat a pandemic is “useless” against the virus.
Preclinical data recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrating that cannabinoids may spur brain cell growth has reignited the international debate regarding the impact of marijuana on the brain.
Drug companies cannot blame long product testing times for the rising prices of medicines, researchers said. "Drug companies will price new drugs at the highest price that the market will bear, not based on drug development times."
I cannot help but wonder how many more lives, and how much more money, will be wasted before another Robert McNamara admits what is plain for all to see: the war on drugs is a failure.- for The Huffington Post.com
Pregnant mothers caught using illegal drugs could go to prison for endangering their unborn children. "The first thing we're after is a drug-free baby," said posturing Idaho Sen. Darrington "Meth is a problem everywhere in the stat
There is growing anger among farmers in Helmand at the imminent destruction of their crops and, with it, their livelihoods. And some of this backlash is likely to be directed at British troops who have begun deploying in this area.
This is how they grow it in Tennessee. This grow was underneath a house in a cave. The entrance was through a secret hydraulic door in the garage that led to a concrete ramp that went about 50 yards into the ground.
Victor has represented thousands of accused drug offenders. He says they thrive off the drug war. "It's a real business for them. They understand the economics and they understand the fact that when a drug bust happens they can sell their pr
It is not often that the menu of a presidential inaugural dinner provides insight into a country's development plans. At the dinner for Bolivia's Evo Morales— the fare included coca cake, coca cookies, coca wine and coca sweets.
The Patriot Act compromise included a provision to combat illegal methamphetamine by limiting sales of cold remedies used by old people. They had sought various ways to get their legislation through Congress, finally attaching it to the Patriot Act,
Deaths of 51 U.S. patients who took widely prescribed drugs to treat attention deficit disorder prompted regulators to start watching for heart attacks, high blood pressure and other problems in 2004, with many doctors and parents arguing the medicin
Minnesotans who rely on getting medications through over-the-border pharmacies have been getting a letter from the Customs Service instead. Minnesotans buying mail-order prescription drugs from Canada are having medications confiscated by U.S. Custom