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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random House. Rosenberg has appeared on CSPAN and NPR and lectured at medical schools and at the Mid-Manhattan Public Library.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Trump Was On Controversial Baldness Drug
In 2018, President Trump's doctor disclosed that the president takes finasteride, a drug marketed as Propecia to treat male pattern baldness. While it is tempting to make jokes about Trump's hair and even the sexual side effects that accompany the drug, it also has many disturbing adverse effects probably no men should risk for a hair drug.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 16, 2021 White Supremacy? It Goes To The Very Top Of The NRA
This week, many are cheering the news that the NRA is now as financially bankrupt as it is morally. Last year, New York Attorney General Letitia James sued four current or former NRA executives for "illegal financial conduct," leading to the gun group's recent declaration of bankruptcy.
SHARE Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Diet Drug Pulled From Market Because of Cancer Fears
Today, the average American man weighs almost198 pounds up from 166 pounds in the 1960s and the average American woman weighs 170 pounds up from 140 pounds in the 1960s. (The trend brings to mind an old New Yorker-style cartoon in which a doctor tells a fat patient "according to this chart you should be eight feet and two inches tall.")
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Are You Participating in Greenback Friday?
Black Friday has less to do with the holiday spirit than consumerism, capitalism and mindless shopping. In six weeks landfills with be brimming with its aftermath.
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, October 23, 2020 Is Pharma Our Covid Savior?
The Covid pandemic has given Pharma a temporary halo. Who cares about its prohibitively expensive drugs, the way it hides drug risks, the way that it "sells" diseases through TV ads and "symptom checkers" and the opioid epidemic it created? We need a vaccine and we need it now
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 4, 2020 At What Age is a President Too Old?
Reagan was the oldest person to assume the U.S. presidency, a distinction he held until 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated
SHARE Friday, September 11, 2020 The Voter That Big Pharma and Big Food Have Created
How did we get into this political mess? As many as a quarter of the population is on happy pills. Two-thirds of the population is overweight--hooked on food. Millions are not angry but complacent. What me Worry?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 7, 2020 NRA Thrill Killers
To cement its access to the old boys network in Congress, the NRA funds the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, called a "charity" but "little more than the social directorate of the National Rifle Association," says the Tampa Bay Times. At a soiree thrown by the Foundation, lawmakers got to swoon over blowing away wild hogs in Myrtle Beach, S.C with silencers.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, July 24, 2020 Prepare For Millions More Covid Deaths Thanks to WHO
Covid, along with SARS, MERS, Ebola and HIV were all caused by exposure to and consumption of wild animals. But WHO says eating wild animals is a great source of food and jobs. Why develop a vaccine when wildlife markets virtually assure that new animal viruses will emerge requiring new vaccines?