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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.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 2, 2022 Condemn Killing Birds Like This Veterinarians Say to the AVMA--Now!
Veterinarians, animal advocates and concerned citizens are saying the AVMA's refusal to formally condemn ventilation shutdown and ventilation shutdown plus heat is a clear instance of the association putting corporations and economic interests over animals and a violation of the Veterinarian's Oath itself.
SHARE Wednesday, May 25, 2022 UK Reporter Analyzes US Gun Violence in Startling Book
What if you didn't grow up amid America's gun culture, but are still a member of the race which suffers the most from U.S gun violence? As Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book titled, "Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives," it might cause you to ask hard questions other reporters duck.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 9, 2022 Don't Fall For These Drug Maker Ruses
This week authors with 17 financial links to drug makersreported that the aggressively marketed rheumatoid arthritis drugs (think Humira) could lower Alzheimer/dementia risks in arthritis patients with cardiovascular disease.
SHARE Thursday, March 17, 2022 Bird Flu Is Back in US Thanks to Factory Farmers
Big Food is trying to hide the very expected outbreaks of bird flu. Even as "farmers" gas millions of birds, they try to pretend 1) intensive factory farming doesn't cause/spread the disease 2) bird flu doesn't affect people. Don't believe the lies.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 4, 2022 Pfizer is not Our Pfriend
Thanks to Covid, Pharma is no longer the industry responsible for 100,000 U.S. opioid overdose deaths just last year, a growing number of talcum powder-related ovarian cancers and 38,000 deaths (and 88,000 heart attacks) from Vioxx.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 2, 2022 New Book Hides Mental Health Institute Director's Sordid Past
Insel is not the first or last government official to treat himself or herself to the riches of the industry revolving door Louisiana Rep. Billy Tauzin surfaced at PhRMA after overseeing Medicare legislation; CDC director Julie Gerberding surfaced at Merck.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6 Medication Mistakes That You Might Be Making
Americans might be the most medicated people in the world thanks to aggressive drug-maker marketing and favorable regulation. But drugs can be over-prescribed, conditions over-diagnosed, and less expensive non-drug treatments slighted. Here are common dangers to watch for in your and your family's medication use.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Have We Learned Nothing From The COVID-19 Pandemic?
New animal epidemics ignored. Yet even as 41 countries now have outbreaks of avian influenza called HPAI or H5N1 including the US there is little to no reporting on the threat in the US press.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 22, 2022 Has This Chicago Furrier Not Heard the News?
Over the last few years fur sales have become as dead as their unwilling animal donors. Armani, GUCCI, Prada, Valentino, Versace have banned fur as have large retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and the Neiman Carcass sorry Marcus group.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 15, 2022 Junk Food Sellers Target Poor Countries
Big Food is increasingly targeting poor countries as "emerging markets" to please Wall Street and shareholders. The marketing is especially unethical since obese people are more likely to get and give COVID-19
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 19, 2021 Humor: Holiday Dieting--an Oxymoron
After months of salad, sit-ups and running (even on snow), you hear yourself say, "Please pass the spinach, mushroom and ricotta tart... and the mashed potatoes... and the cinnamon rolls," as if your evil twin has commandeered your mouth.
SHARE Sunday, December 5, 2021 Gun Loving Parents like the Crumbleys Are Not Rare
According to Oakland County, Michigan prosecutor Karen McDonald, mother Jennifer Crumbley posted that taking Ethan to a shooting range was "a mother-son day" and that she "bought a gun for her baby for Christmas."