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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.
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?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Here Is Why Covid May Start a Meat Export Trade War
The meat industry and public health groups say transmission of a virus like SARS or MERS through meat is unlikely. But apparently China, whose love of eating palm civet cats mired it into a huge SARS outbreak, is less sure. Scientists also have their doubts.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 20, 2020 "Meat For Mental Health" Is Latest in Fake Nutritional Science
"Meat Improves Mental Health" mainstream media blasted out in late April, without mentioning the "study," published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, was funded by an "unrestricted research grant from the Beef Checkoff, through the National Cattlemen's Beef Association." Such fake science from the meat industry is becoming more common as people drop meat.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 14, 2020 Of Course Your Cat Can Get Covid--the Virus Came From Civet Cats!
Since Covid has become politicized and is being used to attack lawmakers at the federal, state and local levels, awareness of its grisly animal origin has been lost. Covid-19, also called SARS-CoV-2, derives from China's unhygienic and, to many, cruel live animals wet slaughter markets the pictures of which are stomach churning.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2020 Pharma Finds Profit in "Geriatric ADHD"
People younger than Gen Xers may not remember that drugs like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall were once street drugs that went by names like "Black Beauties," "White Cross" and "LA Turnarounds" and of course "meth."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2020 Breaking News FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Popular Allergy and Asthma Drug
"Due to the wide availability of alternative safe and effective allergy medicines with long histories of safety, we have reevaluated the risks and benefits of montelukast and have determined it should not be the first choice treatment particularly when allergic rhinitis symptoms are mild," said the FDA this week about the allergy and asthma drug marketed as Singulair.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 26, 2020 A Trump Sentence Commutation That Most People Missed
President Trump commuted Rubashkin's sentence. The commutation resulted from pressure from both sides of the aisle said the White House--both Nancy Pelosi and Orrin Hatch. It also came from high-ranking law enforcement officials said NBC, who argued "the sentence was far too harsh for a first-time, non-violent offender."
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 22, 2020 Humor: Old Clothes in Your Closet? They Will Come Back in Style
The last decades, leggings and yoga pants replaced blue jeans for women because they were more comfortable, offered a sleeker look and you could work out in them. Also, in the summer they were cooler. Now jeans are back. What a novel idea. Some are pre-torn--again just like before.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 18, 2020 The Latest TV Awareness Ad? Tardive Dyskinesia
Before TV drug ads, doctors tried to reassure patients they were probably fine. Today, drug ads and online "symptom checkers" do just the opposite. The most insidious are "unbranded" ads that scare people about a disease without mentioning that they are selling a drug for it.