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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.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Grassley Investigates Lilly/WebMD link Reported by Washington Post A 2002 article on the gigantic medical site about pain and depression says "Lilly is a WebMD Partner," and an advertising award in 2004 went to the FCB "client" Eli Lilly & Co./WebMD--not clients. Banner and skyscraper ads for Lilly's blockbuster antidepressant Cymbalta on WebMD's home page never seemed to yield to other advertisers in 2009--and the Washington Post reported Lilly and WebMD to be partners in 2000.
Bon Appetit, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Drug Store in Your Tap Water While pharma and water treatment professionals routinely deny the existence of prescription drugs in public waterways and drinking water -- easy to do when they are not tested for anyway! -- Mary Buzby director of environmental technology for pharma giant Merck was a little more candid in 2007.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 16, 2009
It's the Cymbalta Stupid Starting with the death of 19-year-old Cymbalta test subject Traci Johnson in 2004--who hanged herself in the Lilly Clinic in Indianapolis and had no history of mental problems--it has been beset by reports of baffling, rapid, unprovoked, and out of character suicides.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 28, 2008
Are You Sure You're Not Psychotic Asks Shameless Drug Company? For years, AstraZeneca has tried to convince depressed people they are really bipolar and need to take the atypical antipsychotic Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) which is only approved for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Now the FDA is saying cease and desist
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2008
Another Poorly Regulated "Derivative"--the Antidepressant Pristiq Like AIG, Fannie and Freddie and other derivative abusers, this is not the first time Wyeth has played fast and loose with the truth.
Better kept behind closed doors, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 19, 2012
MRSA and More. Antibiotics Linked to Obesity and Allergies, Too Anyone who has rented an apartment which has both an exterminator and bugs has firsthand experience with the principle of antibiotic resistance.
Did I do something wrong?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Ambien Made Me Do It! ne woman in Pennsylvania woke up in the morning after taking Ambien only to find her fingers black. She soon discovered she had gotten up and drank a bottle of black shoe polish in an Ambien blackout. When she told her doctor he said to stop taking the drug. No kidding.
Not on the Label, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 17, 2014
Watch--Elanco is Becoming the Monsanto of the Animal Drug Industry Now Elanco, Eli Lilly's animal drug division, is launching a campaign to make Biotech look like a new arm of the UN/WHO. It is exhorting activists to "feed the world" through supporting Biotech food technology and becoming "an advocate for a food secure future."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 17, 2010
Does the Pink Viagra work? Despite its rep as a female Viagra, flibanserin really isn't. Viagra exerts mechanical actions, increasing blood flow to the genitalia without increasing desire while flibanserin does the opposite -- increasing desire not blood flow.
Selling wonder drugs, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 17, 2014
How Pharma Got Doctors to Prescribe Risperdal, Wellbutrin, Bextra, Neurontin, Prempro and More The Devil offered a Pharma rep $3 million a year if he would consign his wife and children's souls to hell. "What's the catch?" he asked.
Milk consumption in the US is way down and surplus is made into cheese, From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2018
Please Eat Our Cheese Pleads the Dairy Lobby As Sales Nosedive Americans are drinking so little milk, the dairy industry is turning it into cheese. There is such a surplus of cheese, the US government has bought 11 million tons to distribute to food banks.
Yum, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 28, 2013
We're Eating What? 9 Contaminants in US Meat Meat contaminants are not likely to go away because they stem from Big Meat's desire to maximize profits by growing animals faster, squeezing them into small living spaces and keeping meat looking "fresh" on store shelves longer
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The 13 Warning Signs of Bad Companies to Work For How do you know if a company is bad to work for before you accept a job? Here are some warning signs.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 3, 2010
Before You Take That Antidepressant, Visit This Web Site Pharma and the FDA may still be agnostic about SSRIs causing violence but 700 murders, 200 murder-suicides and 47 postpartum depression cases, including the 2006 case of Andrea Yates who drowned her five children on Effexor, don't lie.
Seroquel ad, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 15, 2012
25 of Big Pharma's Most Offensive Ads Why are drug ads that sow hypochondria, raise health fears and "sell" diseases the most successful of all?
Another Downtrodden Gun Owner, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Merry Christmas From the Gun Lobby The gun violence is becoming so over the top it barely makes the Nightly News or delays the shopping, movie or football game. No one even asks anymore, "The gunman was carrying WHAT?"--or "The firearms dealer sold a weapon to WHO?"
A drug that doesn't feel right, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A Nightmare Drug Given to the Military and Civilians Mefloquine is behind many inexplicable acts of violence, especially in the military
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 1, 2010
Army Suicide Report Ignores Suicide-Causing Drugs The Army report barely considers the suicide-inked antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiseizure drugs whose use exactly parallels the increase in US troop suicides since 2005.
We're Eating WHAT????, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2012
We're Eating What? The Drugstore in U.S. Meat. Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2010
Are Soldiers Suicides Caused by Prescription Drugs? In 2009 there were 160 active duty suicides, 239 suicides within the total Army including the Reserves, 146 active duty deaths from drug overdoses and high risk behavior and 1,713 suicide attempts, says the Army's suicide report, released in July. Not only are more troops dying from their own hand than combat says the Army report, 36 percent of the suicides were
Oops, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2013
They're Feeding Turkeys WHAT? Thanks to humane scandals at Butterball, Aviagen Turkeys and House of Raeford, many are aware of the cruel handling in commercial turkey production. Fewer people are aware of the food additives and fast-growth methods that put both turkeys and the people who eat them at risk.
The Internet has enabled greater public shame, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hair Loss Drug Linked to Disturbing Side Effects That May Be Permanent No one should have to choose between their hairline and their health. But increasingly, men who use finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, to treat their male pattern baldness are making that choice, often unwittingly.
Huge, GMO-linked dairies supply some of Ben & Jerry's products, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 27, 2018
Have You Fallen For Any of these Meat Industry Myths? Just because meat is about as good for you as cigarettes doesn't mean the meat industry is conceding anything. Here are its rebuttals about meat's deleterious effects on health.
No Responsible News Outlet Disputes Pharma Caused the Opioid Addiction Epidemic, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2017
Why Isn't Pharma Paying for the Opioid Addiction Epidemic It Caused? Pharma marketed opioids for every possible affliction from headaches and lower back pain to non-pain conditions like depression, divorce and boredom, reported Bloomberg. IMMPACT, a Pharma-funded lobbying group even privately met with federal regulators to facilitate new opioid approvals.
Barbara Roberts, MD, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Do You Really Need That Statin? This Expert Says No Interview with Barbara H. Roberts, M.D., author of The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Patient beware, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2012
Patient With Drug Side Effect May Be a "Hog" Say Newly Released Merck Emails As early as 2004, Merck knew its blockbuster osteoporosis drug Fosamax was causing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) after in-office dental procedures and ridiculed afflicted patients.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
Son of Neurontin Meets the Fibromyalgia Epidemic Drug discovery has worked better for Northwestern University than patients who take the son of Neurontin drug, Lyrica
FDA--an arm of Big Pharma?, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 3, 2014
Why Are Medicare Psychiatric Drugs so Pricey? Here's One (Unethical) Reason As private insurers balk at paying as much a month as $830 for Abilify, $250 for Seroquel, $450 for Geodon and $760 for Invega, Pharma increasingly relies on government programs to subsidize its expensive psychiatric drug habit.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 29, 2008
Spare Us Paternalism Say Organizing Chicago Sex Workers As long as sex workers are morally quarantined by illegality and stigma, they risk being robbed, cheated, raped, knifed, shot, beaten up, strangled, abducted, arrested and given diseases said "out" sex worker and SWOP organizer Pussy Willow, 47.
Another Downtrodden Gun Owner, From ImagesAttr
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Proud, Safe Gun Owners Not Proud or Safe When Names Released Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's ruling last week that the names of the 1.3 million people with Firearm Owners Identification cards (FOID) in the state be published has gun owners up in arms, pun intended.
Do soft drinks cause obesity?, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 4, 2012
Can Too Much Food and Too Little Exercise Explain U.S. Obesity? Not Entirely Say Researchers. eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.
Stand Your Ground produces vigilantes, From ImagesAttr
(63 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 2, 2014
Are George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn "protecting" us? Open and concealed carriers are so full of fear, they are afraid to go where normal people go--including children, the elderly and 90 lb women--every day unless they have their loaded lethal weapons. They clearly have a mental problem.
Can't put it down, From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If You Can't Stop Eating These Foods, That Was The Plan There are three reasons Americans' love affair with snacks is growing-- along with their waistlines: the ubiquity of junk food, the ubiquity of junk food advertising and stealth food technology. People who polish off a whole bag of chips or cookies at one sitting (usually in front of TV) are often doing exactly what the product was designed to do--be addictive.
To you blackbirds; to us, pests, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Worse Than Fireworks Deaths? Government Blackbird Poisoning Do wildlife officials feel just a little hypocritical answering media questions about the New Year's Eve blackbird "rain" when they know they kill 200 times that amount a year as "pests"?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Government Report Finds Dangerous Residues in Meat Many food consumers worry about pathogens like E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria in their meat. But according to a new government report, they should worry more about veterinary drugs, pesticides and heavy metals in their food.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2010
If You Liked Bovine Growth Hormone, You'll love Beta Agonists While researchers and scientists investigate the cause of our diabetes, obesity, asthma and ADHD epidemics, they should ask why the FDA approved a livestock drug banned in 160 nations and responsible for hyperactivity, muscle breakdown and 10 percent mortality in pigs, according to angry farmers who phoned the manufacturer.
Credibility Problem, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 24, 2010
Who Were The Biggest Corporate Criminals in 2010? a new study by the Health Research Group of Washington, D.C.-based Public Citizen reveals that pharma is now the biggest defrauder of the federal government. Since 2000, 25 percent of all federal False Claims Act payouts are from pharma versus 11 percent from the defense industry.
Vaccines are no safer than other drugs, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 1, 2017
Vaccines Are Pharma's New Profit Center but They Aren't as Safe as Pharma Wants You To Think Mainstream media and medical groups have launched a successful campaign to cast vaccine skeptics as backward and anti-science. But the fact is vaccines are no safer than any other drug.
FDA due to become an industry arm, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 27, 2015
Are You Taking These New Drugs From Our Brave New FDA? There was a time when the FDA would not have approved drugs so irritating to the esophagus, you could end up in the ER if you lie down after taking one like the bisphosphonate bone drugs or drugs that suppress the whole immune system and invite cancers for less than serious conditions.
Eggs are as good for you as cigarettes, From Uploaded
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 20, 2019
New Study Confirms--Eggs Are A Stroke In A Shell For years animal agriculture apologists have tried to convince the public that "inflammation, not cholesterol, is the cause of chronic disease." Eat all the eggs, meat and milk you want, they cajole: you won't die from a stroke or heart attack at age 50. We promise. This week a JAMA study reverses the industry-friendly hype
There's a pill for that..and another and another, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 1, 2013
They're Baaaaack--Old Pills for New Conditions Pharma isn't going to deliver dappointing earnings to Wall Street just because it has few new drugs coming online and has failed at its very purpose. It is recycling old for brand new uses.
Factory Farmers left over 4 million animals to die during Florence, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 29, 2018
The Florence Death Toll That Factory Farmers Don't Want You to Know About Factory farmers said the "flooding exceeded expectations" ----it was a "100-year flood"---- so they could not move the animals to higher ground. Wouldn't Matthew and Floyd have raised their "expectations?"
To Big Meat, downer cows are a financial issue, From ImagesAttr
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 29, 2014
We're Eating WHAT? Mad Cow Risks Ignored By Authorities When the first U.S. mad cow was found in late 2003, 98 percent of U.S. beef exports evaporated overnight. There was such national revulsion to cow "cannibalism" when described in the late 1990s as the presumed cause of the fatal disease, Oprah Winfrey said she would never eat a hamburger again. Now spin doctors have made mad cow into a less scary occurrence
Melody Beattie, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 13, 2011
An Interview With Mother of Codependence Recovery, Melody Beattie Credited with putting codependence on the self-help map, Melody Beattie talks about her new book
No Appointment to see the Doctor Necessary, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
Have You Been Fooled by the These Dirty Pharma Marketing Tricks? How does the pharmaceutical industry get a product through development, testing and approval and onto your insurer's formulary, television set and bathroom shelf? (And Wall Street profit reports?) And how does it do it so, so seamlessly you think it's your idea? Here are some of pharma's dirtiest tricks.
Another Wonder Drug, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 31, 2011
A Drug As Scary As Halloween; Blockbuster Drug Causes Cancer, Tuberculosis And Lethal Infections How did Abbott Laboratories' Humira become an $8 billion a year drug, capable of anchoring an entirely new drug company as Abbott splits into two? Even though such drugs (which include Remicade, Enbrel and Cimzia and are called TNF blockers) are linked to TB, rare cancers and lethal infections like histoplasmosis?
Is a female Viagra on the way?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 2, 2015
What Sex Drugs Are on the Horizon for 2015? Whether ED, HSSD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) or PE, there is clearly money to made in sex enhancement drugs. Less clear is whether the drugs work, are safe or will save a troubled relationship.
I thought I was fine, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2011
14 Years of Hooking Patients, Hiking Premiums and Squeezing Docs: Television Drug Advertising Anxiety has graduated to depression which has graduated to bipolar disorder. Children get schizophrenia and depression like adults and adults got ADHD like kidse
We're drinking WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2013
What's Really in the Milk? The dairy industry has vehemently fought antibiotic restrictions by the government.
Big Pharma has friends in high places, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Have You Fallen for These Big Pharma Tricks? Long before the Internet and direct to consumer advertising, the medical profession tried to reassure people about their health concerns. Sure fatigue and headaches could be a symptom of a brain tumor; sure a cough could be a symptom of lung cancer--but most doctors tried to assuage not sow fear. Remember "take two aspirins and call me in the morning"?
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 9, 2009
Think You'll Marry After 40? Buy a Lottery Ticket Too Your chances of getting married have been promoted from less than the chance of being harmed by terrorists to less than the chance of becoming Secretary of State or Speaker of the House. They may even be greater than being on a plane that hits a cluster of birds and plunges into the Hudson River and being rescued while waiting on the wings.
12-year-old Aryanna Gourdin poses with an animal she killed, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 16, 2017
Please Help Me Eat This Giraffe Last year, when12-year-old huntress Aryanna Gourdin posed with a dead impala, giraffe and zebra she had killed in Africa, the public was appalled. "You don't deserve any respect. Taking for granted the greatest gift of mother nature and the universe," wrote one of her many critics on the internet. "Sickening little witch" wrote another.
The Side Effects of Trump's Hair Drug are Concerning, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 13, 2018
Trump Is "Healthy" Except for This Hair Drug He Takes Last year, Trump's doctor disclosed that the president takes finasteride, a drug marketed as Propecia to treat male pattern baldness. While it's tempting to make Angry Creamsicle and "small hands" jokes, the dangers of finasteride are well documented.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 18, 2009
Farmers Protest Food Activist Michael Pollan at University of Wisconsin The land grant, ag-based university, in the middle of dairyland, clearly doesn't remember its roots. It gave Pollan's In Defense of Food, another anti-agbiz screed according to industry, free to all incoming freshmen as part of its common book read program where everyone reads the same book, Go Big Read, in August.
How safe is your next meal?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Government "Washes its Hands" of Meat and Poultry Safety Inspections Remember in the mid-1990s when USDA began telling people to wash their cutting boards and utensils after preparing meat and always use a meat thermometer? Because US meat and poultry is so full of pathogens, if you don't kill them they might kill you? That was the beginning of the government's move to pass food safety risks on to customers, and, more distressingly, to meat processors themselves. The move is continuing
Profit warning, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2013
6 Crimes Against Nature in Factory Farming Part I Treating animals like heads of lettuce has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward animals, workers and the environment at the same time it harms humans who eat the products
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Egg Eaters Horrified At the Daily Grind at Hatcheries This was not like run-of-the-mill abuse videos where management blames a few Bad Apples and vows to investigate while insinuating the acts were staged or instigated, law enforcement sits on its hands, distributors plead ignorance, the public boycotts the brand for 4 hours and an assistant night shift supervisor gets a 3 month suspended sentence. The bad apple is the system of egg production itself
We are eating WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 1, 2016
Are You Eating These Products? They Contain Carcinogenic Antibiotics, Activists Charge After an eight month investigation, food activists have produced evidence that Farmer John, one of California's largest pig farms and a subsidiary of Hormel, is using the carcinogenic antibiotic carbadox in the production of its pork products. The antibiotic is so linked to cancer, in April the FDA proposed removing it from the market to "reduce the lifetime risk to consumers."
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Pediatric Zyprexa Brochures Embarrass British Health Service "Your medicine is called Olanzapine. Pronounced 'o-lan-za-peen,'" says the lime green kids' brochure for the antipsychotic Zyprexa, published by Britain's National Health Service (NHS). "Many children, teenagers and young people need to take medicines prescribed by doctors to help them stay well and healthy," says the text amid cartoons of happy children skating, roller blading and playing soccer.
Man of God attacked by pro-gun activists, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2014
Unarmed Catholic Priest called "ISIS" by Illinois State Rifle Association In an offensive email about the event, the Illinois State Rifle Association derided the Catholic Priest's "special brand of frothy-lipped lunacy" and "lies, the fabricated statistics, and the hysterical claims about how private firearm ownership is dooming mankind," and actually compared an unarmed religious leader to" ISIS!
Vaccine envy, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Ads Are Cool But Gardasil and Cervarix Vaccines Aren't Selling Prescription drug advertising can work miracles. With Vioxx, it got 20 million people to pay five times more for a pain reliever that doubled their risk of heart attack. But advertising may not be working with Merck's Gardasil and GSK's Cervarix, vaccines which protect against Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.
But Does It Work?, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2011
How Safe Is Your Asthma Drug--Part Two Sales pieces from Scholastic and Merck (who makes Singulair) called, "Health Ed 101-- Learn to Prevent Asthma Symptoms," told parents, "When your child breathes in an asthma trigger, such as pollen from trees or weeds, the body releases leukotrienes (loo-ko-TRY-eens)" and that Singulair blocks the loo-ko-TRY-eens.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Are Veterans Being Given Deadly Cocktails to Treat PTSD? A potentially deadly drug manufactured by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been linked to the deaths of soldiers returning from war. Yet the FDA continues to approve it.
As seen on.....TV!, From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Risks? They Didn't Stop These 7 Drugs From Making Money Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drug always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out?
Just trying to help, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 31, 2013
Do You Have A Chronic Autoimmune Disease? Big Pharma Hopes So. The profit party is over for Big Pharma except for one category--drugs for autoimmune diseases. Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and plaque psoriasis are rare in the adult population but a spate of new ads and self-diagnosing "quizzes" suggest they are Big Pharma's next focus.
Questions Persist, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2013
Military and Press "Baffled" by Suicide Facts a 12-year-old Could Discern Once again the military and mainstream press are searching for all the reasons for troop suicides except for the quadrupling of drugs being prescribed that cause suicide.
Book now available, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2012
Move Over, ALEC--Big Pharma Wants to Write Laws Too Pharma is losing so much money from rising co-pays and prescription abandonment, it has launched cagey, public service announcement-sounding campaigns about "patients not taking the drugs they need," as if it is a health and not revenue issue.
The Politician Dilemma, From ImagesAttr
(62 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 21, 2012
Thank You NRA! f Jared Lee Loughner's Tucson rampage last year that killed six people, including a US district court judge, and almost killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) didn't give lawmakers the resolve to check the gun lobby, Friday's movie theater massacre certainly won't.
To Big Meat, downer cows are a financial issue, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 8, 2015
Brave New Food Animals--Part II "You don't have to be a vegan to be repulsed by an account in The Times revealing the moral depths to which the federal government -- working as a handmaiden to industrial agriculture -- has sunk in pursuit of cheaper meat and fatter corporate profits," wrote the Times in a follow-up editorial.
I thought I was fine, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 25, 2010
Are You Taking Any of These Dangerous Drugs? Why would Americans take an epilepsy seizure drug for pain? The same reason they'll take an antipsychotic for the blues and an antidepressant for knee pain: good consumer marketing.
Coulter attacks women as if she isn't one, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ann Coulter Is Not a Fat Pig--Donald Trump It is not too hard to find men who think of women as commodities to buy and dispose of like a good sports car or cigar--think Bill Cosby and Donald Trump. But it is hard to find women who think of women as commodities to buy and dispose of like a good sports car or cigar because they are, after all women.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Oprah's Queen of Empathy Crown Threatened By KFC Giveaway Couldn't the Queen of Empathy think of a better way to help viewers feed themselves during the recession than KFC, targeted by animal groups for six years for egregious cruelty by suppliers captured--repeatedly--on video?
To Big Meat, downer cows are a financial issue, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 22, 2014
We're Eating WHAT? Government Cuts Back Meat Inspectors as Food Risks Increase In February, USDA recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef products processed at Rancho Feeding Corp. that included Nestle's Philly Steak and Cheese and Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets, Walmart Fatburgers, Kroger Ground Beef Mini Sliders and other well known brands.
As seen on.....TV!, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 25, 2014
Is It The "Terrible Twos" or ADHD? A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week confirmed what many have suspected: more than 10,000 2 and 3-year-old U.S. toddlers are being dosed with drugs like Ritalin and Adderral for "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." You read that right.
They don't want you to know about us, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 16, 2013
Animal Abuse Using Your Tax Dollars Interview with Anthony Bellotti, founder of the White Coat Waste Project You don't have to care at all about animals to see what a waste $12 billion a year is--especially in these economic times.
Dr.Doug Alsberge, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2011
"Pfizer's Neurontin Killed Our Husbands, We Believe" After being silent for more than six years, two women who say their doctor husbands died from undisclosed Neurontin risks have decided to speak out.
The LABEL didn't say anything, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 9, 2013
Worse than Germs--the Chemicals Used to Disinfect Meat The meat and seafood you buy probably looks and smells fine. But processors may be using unsavory drugs to retard bacterial growth and the drugs do not appear on the label.
creeping obesity, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 12, 2012
Are You Ready for the New Diet Drugs? Despite the 200 million Americans who could use a diet pill and the $60 billion a year such a pill represents to Pharma, the FDA has not approved a new diet drugs in 13 years. Worse, the last diet drug it approved, orlistat, found in the prescription drug Xenical and over-the-counter version, Alli has been a disappointment and the "butt" of jokes.
Paranoids dictating national firearm policy, From ImagesAttr
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sandy Hook Weapon Present at Fire Fighter Death Scene "Bad guys" and gun rights extremists share many characteristics
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Which is worse? Germs in our Food or the Antibiotics that Kill Them? If you want to lose weight the late comic Gilda Radner used to say, eat your lunch next to a car wreck. But this summer all you have to do is eat the food the FDA approves.
Bad Guy Free Zone, From ImagesAttr
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Think a Firearm Keeps You Safe? It Didn't For These Gun Enthusiasts Gun extremists would rather crow about the danger of "gun-free" zones than how guns have offered no protection in extremely gun-friendly zones like gun shops and firing ranges.
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Is the Appointment of Robert Califf FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco a JOKE? Some ask how someone who helps drug companies market their products could possibly be considered as the nation's chief watchdog over unsafe medications. It sounds like a satire in the Onion
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6 Crimes Against Nature in Factory Farming Part II While production of the fast-growing frankenfish, the AquAdvantage salmon, has temporarily halted, greed will likely prevail in aquaculture as it has in factory farming
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Are Soft Drinks Making You Fat? Research Shows Calories Are Not Only Problem No one would defend soft drinks as healthful or good for you. But recent research about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and artificial sweeteners suggest soft drinks may be even worse for us than we thought.
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Better Childhoods Through Chemistry Where do parents and teachers get the idea there's "something wrong" with their kid and only an expensive drug can fix it? From Pharma's seamless web of ads, subsidized doctors, journals, medical courses and conferences, paid "patient" groups, phony public services messages and reporters willing to serve as stenographers.
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New Illinois Law Empowers George Zimmerman style Cop Wannabes Even as the nation grapples with the fact that Walking While Black is a capital crime, a new Illinois law ensures future Zimmerman style vigilantes. There may only be six people in the nation who understand how stalking someone while armed and murdering them is "self-defense," but in Illinois more "enforcer" bloodshed is just around the corner.
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Will Fosamax be Vioxx all over again? Like Vioxx which was launched a month early thanks to its collegial relationship with the FDA, Fosamax was rushed to market in 1995 six months after its application on the basis of two three-year studies.
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Think the FDA's New Antibiotic Guidance Will Clean up Farming? Think Again The FDA's new antibiotic guidance is a shocking gift of self-regulation to BIg Food and Big Pharma.
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American Heart Association Protects Industry Not Patients By Barbara Roberts, MD, and Martha Rosenberg The new statin guidelines propose a vast expansion of the use of statins in healthy people, recommending them for about 44 percent of men and 22 percent of healthy women between the ages of 40 and 75
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Are You Mentally Ill? If You Drink Too Much You Are, Says Big Pharma Pharma's stratagems to grow its "mentally ill" franchise are well known. People with occasional anxiety are really depressed, then bipolar, then suffering from an assortment of amorphous "spectrum" diseases and dysrythmias with no known cause, no cure, no diagnostic tests and no turnoff valve on the pharmacy spigot.
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Rewarding "Flu" Farmers With Our Tax Dollars Why does the government "compensate" inhumane and unhygienic farming practices?
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Gates Supported Heifer International Increases Suffering It almost sounds like a joke. Set up dairy enterprises in rural African villages with no refrigeration, electricity, veterinary care or passable roads for a population that can't drink milk because it's 90% lactose intolerant.
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Is Pfizer the BP of Drug Companies? Pfizer is best known for Lipitor, a drug that brings cholesterol down and Viagra, a drug that brings other things up. But the "world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company" which sits between Goldman Sachs and Marathon Oil on the Fortune 500, is also distinguished by an unrivaled series of corruption allegations.
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Corporate America is Stronger Than the NRA. Why Doesn't It Force Guns Laws? Even the NRA bans visitors with guns at its headquarters despite being in a "conceal and carry" state and having a firing range on site, according to published reports. "They might be worried about deranged antis trying to kill them," or lack the proper "insurance," say NRA defenders online, citing the same reasons the organizations they blast for "gun free zones" use. Who can say hypocrite?
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Doctor Tells How To Get Off Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs in New Book Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called "The Conscience of Psychiatry" for his efforts to reform the mental health field. A Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Breggin has also been a consultant to the Federal Aviation Agency on the adverse effects of psychiatric drugs on pilots.
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Why Were These Drugs Approved? Why did the FDA rush to approve bone drugs which turned out to have links to cancer, jawbone death, heart problems, intractable pain and eye disorders? Drugs which actually cause fractures and apparently cease working while patients take them? Why did it foster Merck's apparent marketing plan of making quick money before risks surfaced?
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Katie Couric-narrated Documentary Fed Up Exposes Causes of US Obesity The national focus on diet, diet foods and exercise is not abating the obesity epidemic and actually making it worse, charges the film.
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Antibiotics Injected Directly into Eggs and Big Pharma Secrets There is no scientific evidence that antibiotics used in food animals have any significant impact on the effectiveness of antibiotics in people," deadpans the Animal Health Institute, representing Abbott, Bayer, Elanco/Lilly, Merck, Novartis and Pfizer in a brochure.
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Three Sneaky New Ways Big Pharma Is Churning Profits in 2014 the parade of symptoms viewers may suffer from has gotten so over the top, comedian Chris Rock said he was ready to hear a TV ad asking, "Do you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning? You may be suffering from..."
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We Aren't Paying No Stinking Taxes--Pfizer You would think the drug company that made the best-selling drug in the world--Lipitor--and the blockbuster Viagra would appreciate the country and patients who have been so good to it. You'd be wrong.
Pharma execs will appear this week on the Hill, From InText
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Shameless Pharma Execs Appear Before Congress to Defend Their Prices Why have you raised the price of an insulin vial from $200 to $1,500? Why does Actimmune, for malignant osteopetrosis, sell for $350 in Britain and $26,000 in the U.S.? Why does Novartis charge $475,000 for its new cancer drug? Why does the gallstone drug Chenodal cost $42,570 a month?
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Look What "Big Food" is Doing to Stop Food Activists Officially, Big Food is not worried about the small number of "fringe" food activists who object to cruel, unhealthful and environmentally destructive products. But unofficially, it is a different story.
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Has the Drug Industry's Grip On Health Care Become a Pharmageddon? A Conversation with David Healy, MD, author of the new book Pharmageddon
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Do You Have Back Pain? Hot Flashes? Big Pharma Hopes So! Proof of Pharma's disease-selling model is as close as investment reports which unabashedly gush about growing "markets" for fibromyalgia or depression.
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Mad Cow-like Disease Growing in Deer Thanks to Deer Breeders Many animal lovers have noted the hypocrisy of states citing deer "overpopulation" when they encourage deer breeding farms. What? Recently a four-part expose in the Indiana Star explores how "the pursuit of deer bred for enormous antlers and shot in hunting pens" on trophy farms is spreading CWD at an alarming rate.
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No We Don't Want Your Live Animals Says Bolivia to Gates and Heifer International Many were shocked this summer when Bolivia rejected Bill Gates' and Heifer International's donation of thousands of live chickens to address "hunger."
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Do You Have Depression? Here's a New Scare! Now pharma has a new whisper campaign to keep the antidepressant boat afloat. Your depression is "progressive."
Factory Farmers leave their animals to die in hurricanes, From ImagesAttr
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Factory Farmers OK with Millions of Florence-Drowned Animals East coast factory farmers knew from 1999 Hurricane Floyd that animals would die from Florence flooding.
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Government Wants To Stop Suicide Without Stopping Suicide-Linked Drugs It would be laughable if it weren't tragic. This week Surgeon General Regina Benjamin introduced a plan to stem the nation's growing suicide rate without addressing the nation's growing use of suicide-linked drugs.
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How Big Pharma Gets You To Stay on a Drug For Life Most blockbusters are pills for conditions such as anxiety, high cholesterol or constipation that must be taken daily, often for months or years. They are designed for rich Americans who can afford to buy them says a pharma expert.
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Hefner Feted in Chicago But Movie is as Creepy as Halloween halfway through the movie, a creep factor sets in. Maybe it is the parade of dead talking heads presented as if they were alive -- Alex Haley, Robert Culp, Tony Curtis -- or the fact that Hef wannabe Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione just died.
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Should the FDA Give Diet Drug Qnexa Another Chance? Alli and Xenical encourage weight loss by blocking the body's absorption of fat but can cause "oily bowels" and "anal leakage." Comics had a lot of fun with them when they were first approved with lines like "With Allies Like This, Who Needs Enemas?" and "Free coupon for Depends."
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Interview with Dr. Phil Interventionist, Joani Gammill Joani Gammill, a registered nurse, recovering addict and mother of two has just written an account of her career as a professional "interventionist" after an appearance on the Dr. Phil Show that sparked her own recovery. The Interventionist, published by Hazelden, recounts some of her most dramatic and frustrating interventions, arranged by addicts' families, and how they have furthered her understanding of the disease of addi
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Suicides Not Caused By Suicide-Linked Drugs Say Pharma Consultants to the Military The abuse of service members at the hands of Big Pharma is an underreported story and a national disgrace.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2013
What's REALLY in Chicken Products? You Don't Want To Know. Salmonella, E. coli, arsenic and pharmaceutical drugs are in commercial US chicken
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This Pharma-Funded Group Is Also in Bed With Gun Lobby AFSP volunteers are now told, writes lawyer Erin Dunkerly in the New York Times, they cannot talk about "gun control" and the links between a gun in the home and suicide. Of course, that is like telling people working against drunk driving they can't talk about alcohol.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Dangerous? Deceptive? 2015's Top Food Stories So Far 2015 began with a statement from Chipotle that it was pulling pork off its menus because of an abusive supplier
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Are Foster Children Overmedicated? Government Seeks Improved Guidelines Universal Health Services Inc., known as the "Standard Oil of mental illness," recently agreed to pay $6.85 million to the U.S. and the state of Virginia to settle allegations that its Keystone Marion Youth Center provided "substandard psychiatric counseling and treatment to adolescents in violation of Medicaid requirements, falsified records and submitted false claims to the Medicaid program."
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Governor Paterson, Shut This Dairy Down grisly footage that every farm randomly chosen for investigation--MFA has investigated 11--seems to yield, indicates the violence is not isolated, not coincidental, but agribusiness-as-usual.
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Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably! In 2008, the FDA had announced that there was "evidence that extralabel use of these drugs [cephalosporins] in food-producing animals will likely cause an adverse event in humans and, as such, presents a risk to the public health," and called for their prohibition. But by the time hearings were held two months later and lobbyists had worked their magic, the "Cephalosporin Order of Prohibition," had somehow become a "Hearing to
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Shameless Drug Company Still Cashing in on Bone Market There's plenty of ka-ching in selling "strong bones" products for the same reason there was plenty of ka-ching in selling "hormone replacement" products: one-half the population is female, and no one wants to look old.
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Why Americans Have the Most Expensive Urine in the World It's been said that Americans have the most expensive urine in the world because of all the unneeded vitamins they take. But there is another unneeded substance that Americans ingest, thanks to all the drug ads on TV, that is much more serious: unneeded prescription drugs.
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Living on our tax dollars but fleeing them-- tax inverters AbbVie and Medtronic The Illinois-based drug company AbbVie is proceeding with its announced merger with the British drug company Shire, based on the small island of Jersey in the English Channel. The company "is expected to be resident in the UK for tax purposes," according to AbbVie's SEC filing. If the deal goes ahead, the company will have a bigger market value than Boeing, McDonald's and Cisco, writes The New York Times, t
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2010
No Charges Filed Yet in Dairy Atrocity Seen on Nightline two months after a January television broadcast of calves' and heifers' tails cut off and horns burned with no painkiller and hours-old calves dragged away from their mothers, no charges have been filed against Willet Dairy in Cayuga County, NY by the district attorney's office.
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Ghoulish, Live Animal Charity Has Poor Track Record Just in time for Halloween, Heifer International's new catalogue is in the mail. Heifer International is a Little Rock-based Christian charity that "ends hunger and poverty" through sending live animals to poor people overseas. The images of cute kids hugging cute animals, many of whose throats will be slit after the cameraman leaves, are right out of Walt Disney or Pet World.
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Gun "Carry" Extremists Causing Accidents How many gun rights activists does it take to change a light bulb? 301. 100 to blame the burned out bulb on a gun-free zone; 100 to call the replacement a threat to their constitutional rights, 100 to post prepper remarks about Hitler and the ATF and 1 to change a light bulb.
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Like the Oregon Ranchers, The NRA is All Hat and No Horse The gun lobby is mostly old white men who are being retired by younger Americans who are not enamored with guns. In fact, only 18 percent of US citizens 18 to 25 even own a gun!
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Is Gunman's Spree at Chicken Plant Really "Puzzling"? Why did a convicted felon and parolee have in his possession 24 rounds of .357-caliber ammunition, 21 rounds of .38-caliber ammunition and an expensive and rare .357 Derringer? Lawrence Jones had a long rap sheet of criminal convictions--sentenced to 13 years in prison for robbery in 1994 and three years for burglary and robbery in 1991. And why was Jones armed at work?
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Will the"New" Female Viagra Drugs Work? A new "pink Viagra" has surfaced, starring on the cover of the New York Times magazine in June and anchoring a heavily promoted book called What Do Women Want? by Times writer Daniel Bergner.
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They've nominated WHO to head the FDA? Califf said "many of us consult with the pharmaceutical industry, which I think is a very good thing. They need ideas and then the decision about what they do is really up to the person who is funding the study," on PBS.
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Are You Taking These Dangerous Drugs? GERD medicines and antidepressants are among Pharma's top cash cows. But concerning risks continue to emerge as both drug classes are not the blockbusters they once were.
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Are You Mentally Ill? Phony "Patient" Groups Hope So There are several sociological factors behind the "psychiatrizing" of America. Direct-to-consumer advertising works and doesn't just convince people they are "depressed," it convinces them they have GERD, insomnia and restless legs.
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Big Pharma Pimps Alcoholics--With Government Help NIDA's pursuit of a bio treatment for addictions and alcoholism is not only stupid and cruel, it wastes money that could be spent on diseases that can't be treated with a cup of coffee in a church basement.
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How Big Pharma Made Antipsychotics Everyday Drugs Does anyone remember Thorazine? It was an antipsychotic given to mentally ill people, often in institutions, that was so sedating, it gave rise to the term "Thorazine shuffle."
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Sarah, Please Read This Before Talking to the Press (Again)! Sarah Please take some well meaning advice from someone with a GED
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How Big Pharma Stoked the Opioid Epidemic despite a near consensus among doctors and medical groups and public officials that narcotic painkillers are becoming a health catastrophe, the damage is not likely to end soon with Zohydro ER inexplicably approved this year and likely to become OxyContin 2.0.
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Why Are A Mere One Million Extremists Dictating the Laws the Whole Country Lives Under? It is time to force lawmakers to treat gun proliferation the way it treated secondhand smoke
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Why Have Medical Journals Not Retracted These Fraudulent Articles? Faudulent articles, including one that sent doctors to prison still stand in major medical journals. Why have they not been retracted?
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Hanging of Pig as "Euthanasia" Divides Northeast Ohio Farming Community Can hanging ever be considered euthanasia? On Wiles hog farm near Creston Ohio it is.
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Were These Knife Attacks Caused by SSRI Antidepressants? It's was crime to jolt the most jaded TV News watchers. Last week, a 14-year-old girl in a Chicago suburb allegedly stabbed her 11-year-old half sister 40 times, killing her. News reports say the 14-year-old was angry over an argument the night before, set her alarm, got a kitchen knife and entered her sister's room. The suspect allegedly uttered that the younger girl was not thankful for what she had done with each stab wound
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 12, 2007
FDA Regulation Hurts Worse than Depression says Cymbalta maker Eli Lilly With its number one and number two pills under regulatory clouds, Eli Lilly making a lot more people sick than well
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Breaking Chicago News--Train Massacre Narrowly Averted The call came in just before noon yesterday. A man with an assault rifle was firing at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train from a platform at LaSalle Street and Congress Parkway in Chicago's busy downtown where thousands commute every day. The suspect was carrying 60 rounds of ammunition.
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Anti-Suicide Front Groups On Campus Use Spin To Sell Drugs Many are baffled why the suicide rate in the United States is rising despite antidepressant use being at an all time high.
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Lawmakers Protect us From Second Hand Smoke and E. Coli but not Guns Imagine lawmakers allowing lead to remain in gasoline because of the oil and gas lobby. Imagine them allowing secondhand smoke in public places because of the tobacco lobby.
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Angela Davis Addresses Gun Violence in Chicago Observing that the recent 50-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Washington march felt more like a "historical observance than the start of something new," Davis urged people to connect the dots in the struggle for justice--"imagine the future and inhabit our past." She received a standing ovation.
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How Big Pharma Gets You to Think a Drug is Safe Scratch the surface of many blockbuster drugs that went on to be discredited, or even withdrawn as risks emerged, and an elaborate "publication plan" emerges, developed by the drug company's marketing firm.
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Rejection of Guns by Young Extends to Hunting It should surprise no one that the same revulsion against gun culture that erupted among young people after the Florida shooting translates to hunting.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Behind HBO's "Death on a Factory Farm" It was a Rodney King moment for the animal movement. A sow being hung by a Creston, Ohio hog farmer as a method of "euthanasia" in full view of a hidden camera. And when the perpetrators are brought to court and the video introduced as evidence? Not guilty!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Chicago Furrier Pleads Guilty to Running Drug Operation No one is surprised Adriana Furs was a front. A week after Christmas, Macy's was unloading furs at outtahere prices like $378 for a rabbit coat and $743 for a fox jacket and Saks was selling fur with dressed-from-the-waist-up newspapers photos normally associated with pay web sites and women who get in stopped cars
Americans are among the fattest people in the world, From ImagesAttr
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How Big Pharma and Big Food Have Made Us Fat and Sick We "suffer" from seasonal allergies, asthma, seasonal affective disorder, social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, erectile dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, dry eye, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraines, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue, restless legs, excessive daytime sleepiness, osteopenia, perimenopause, and lactose intoler
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Yes, Trophy Hunters Really Do These Things This is not the first time the love of trophy killing has gone all the way to the White House. President George H.W. Bush, former Vice-President Dan Quayle and the late Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. were proud members of Safari Club International (SCI)--the bloodthirsty group that sponsored dentist Walter Palmer's murder of Cecil an African lion in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe in 2015
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Don't Put Criminals With Guns in Jail Says NRA in Illinois The NRA is opposing a bill that says if someone is arrested with a gun they're not supposed to have, they go to prison for at least three years. It could "ensnare" people with Illinois' new concealed carry permits who make a mistake about where they can and cannot bring their guns.
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Is Your Drinking Making You an Almost Alcoholic? Interview with Alcoholism Expert Even if you don't think that drinking directly causes you problems, ask yourself if others around you suffer from your drinking. Often change is easier in the Almost Alcoholic phase, so consider a change now.
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Should You Take A Psychiatric Drug For Simple Pain? now, Cymbalta is being promoted as a pain drug of choice like it's not a repurposed antidepressant with antidepressant side effects.
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Gun-Happy Illinois Officials Take Law into Their Own Hands Armed citizens like George Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida last year have been accused of vigilante justice--taking the law into their own hands. Now four Illinois state officials are doing the same thing.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 20, 2008
Did Ghostwriters Promote Wyeth's Cancer-Associated HRT? A new analysis of the Women's Health Initiative confirms HRT causes cancer even as Wyeth is outed for ghost writing HRT journal articles
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NRA Legends are Dropping Like NRA Candidates The NRA lost a lot more than elections for eight seats in Congress this year.
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No Gun Insurance, Registration, Right to Sue Manufacturers--How Did This Happen? Remember after 9/11 when authorities decided to better screen flight schools and ban box cutters on airplanes? And most people thought, "You weren't doing that already?...." This month's proposed gun laws are producing the same, "I-can't-believe-I'm-hearing-this incredulity.
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Don't Wait A Year To Stop Using These Dangerous Products These products do not get you "cleaner" than soap and water but they do do a lot else: they encourage antibiotic resistance and "superbugs" and disrupt endocrine systems in humans and animals, just like pesticides.
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Is Meat and Milk From Clones in the Food Supply? When Canadian agricultural leaders asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week after a scandal about unlabeled clone products in Europe if "cloned cows or their offspring have made it into the North American food supply," he said, "I can't say today that I can answer your question in an affirmative or negative way. I don't know."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Got Antibiotics in Your Food? Thank the FDA After getting a trough-ful from agribusiness and big pharma, the FDA reversed its ban on antibiotics in the food supply
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2009
In Bad Times for Ag, Temple Grandin Speaks Out Grandin, of course is the author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is known for interpreting how the world looks to animals because of the alt perspective from her autism and considered the Ralph Nader of the packing house.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Who Says It's Not Safe? US Cattle and Hog Producers Furious Over Russia Meat Ban And why does the public only hear about drugs in its own meat supply because of a threatened export ban?
Meat, poultry and even fish ave grown with antibiotics, From ImagesAttr
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Four Health Myths You Probably Believe Are True From toothpaste to sushi, sun blocks to meat, many myths need to be exploded
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The Drugstore in Your Meat and Other Table Top Terrors--book review by Hugh Iglarsh There are stories here to chill the blood of anyone who has ever placed trust in a doctor, government official or scholarly journal.
No Responsible News Outlet Disputes Pharma Caused the Opioid Addiction Epidemic, From ImagesAttr
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Pharma's Best Salespeople? Patients Who "Kill the Messenger" "Prince was not addicted to pain medication. Prince had a medical condition -- chronic pain --which is criminally under-treated.... Physical dependence is not addiction." So reads one of many articles that defend opioids and blame their restrictions for the nation's opioid crisis.
Medication questions about troops, From ImagesAttr
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Why Are Suicides Climbing in the Military? Let's Look at the Drugs Being Prescribed Several powerful military psychiatrists and administrators are also consultants to Big Pharma who shamelessly enroll veterans in drug studies and promote the pills that drug companies pay them to promote. Who can say conflict of interest?
More and more corporations, From ImagesAttr
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Breaking News: Walgreens Partners With Pharma To Churn Drugs Just as the public is digesting the fact that former chairman and CEO of drug giant Genentech, Art Levinson, is now the CEO of a new Google life sciences venture with Big Pharma and that he also serves as chairman of Apple Inc., there are more insidious "partnerships" between Pharma and top corporations. Walgreens has now announced a "partnership" with Mental Health America, an advocacy group so steeped in Pharma money, it was
They are doing WHAT to birds?, From ImagesAttr
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Cartoon --Foie Gras is Back on Menu There is not enough cruelty in the world? We have to do this to animals for a "delicacy"?
We Should Take This For HOW Long?, From ImagesAttr
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Tamoxifen Makes Women Live Longer Says Manufacturer of Tamoxifen Women are to be forgiven if they are a bit cynical about breast cancer news.
Public sentiment is turning against the death penalty, From ImagesAttr
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US Executions Getting Worse Increasingly lethal drugs are looking as just cruel as electrocution,
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2009
New Year's Resolutions for the Drug Industry for 2010 Female reps will not "sell" with cleavage and spike heels. Males reps will not high five each other or call them "dude." Reps who sold drugs that were later withdrawn will be banished.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2009
Binghamton and Carthage Shootings Cause More Problems for Gun Lobby Campus killers like Northern Illinois University's Stephen Phillip Kazmierczak and Virginia Tech's Seung-Hui Cho were legal gun owners, after all. So were Wisconsin church-killer Terry Ratzmann and immigrants Sulejman Talovic, the Trolley Square mall killer, Chai Vang, the Wisconsin hunter killer and Bart A. Ross, who killed a Chicago federal judge's family who had no trouble buying guns. Let's enforce existing laws!
Beats us!, From ImagesAttr
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Military Suicides Not Caused By Pharma Drugs Say Pharma-funded Military Consultants if you're looking for names of the Pharma companies who've created the most drugged up fighting force in history, you'll have to look at the conflicts of interest of the authors of the research, which appeared in JAMA Psychiatry in March.
Birth of a new drug, From ImagesAttr
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In Shocking "Pharmalateralism," FDA Strips Critic of Voting Rights It's said that it takes 22 FDA safety officers to change a light bulb: 12 to defend the decision to install it, 8 to call it another "lighting option," 6 to quote Big Pharma studies and one to say it doesn't need changing, it just needs a better label. This week's hearings into birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Safyral confirm the FDA's dedication to pharmalateralism.
There have been 3 gun massacres on Valentine's Day since 2007, From ImagesAttr
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On This Day in Gun Massacre History It has only been eight years since Stephen Phillip Kazmierczak shot 25, killing 5 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL on Valentine's Day.
Add-on depression drugs triples Pharma profits, From ImagesAttr
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How Pharma Got a Quarter of the Population on Antidepressants The weight gain, sexual dysfunction and bone thinning/fractures linked to antidepressants have been well publicized. But a 2010 JAMA article suggested that in most cases antidepressants don't even work
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Kids with adult diseases-- and adult pills, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 3, 2011
Pharma's War on Kids Since 2001, high blood pressure meds for kids have risen 17 percent, respiratory meds 42 percent, diabetes meds 150 percent and heartburn/GERD meds 147 percent. Fifty percent of pediatricians also prescribe kids insomnia drugs according to an article in the journal Pediatrics.
Reducing carbon footprint through biotech, From ImagesAttr
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Don't Fall for These Food Front Groups Food front groups sometimes called Astroturf are created by Big Food to keep health and safety regulations from cutting into sales and profits. Monsanto is a big funder
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White Supremacy Goes To The Very Top Of The NRA White supremacists and hate groups are some of the nation's biggest gun advocates. Like the NRA itself, which calls a registry and universal background checks the first step to a government takeover, they preach insurrection and stockpiling weapons against impending government tyranny
The FDA No Longer Recommends Montelukast, From Uploaded
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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.
Birth of a new drug, From ImagesAttr
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Are You Taking Pills You Don't Need? Here Are Some Reasons Why A new unbranded pharma campaign, Depression Is Real, running on radio stations, compares depression to cancer because it kills and diabetes because it doesn't go away.
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As Antidepressant Sales Sink Pharma Attacks FDA's Black Boxes Ever since the FDA mandated black boxes on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil in 2004 that warned of suicidal behavior in children and teens--causing sales to drop 25 percent--pharma has been on the war path
We should eat lab animals says the new FDA commissioner, From ImagesAttr
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Get Ready to Eat Chinese Chickens Imported food regulation has many loopholes. By the FDA's own audit, six out of eight of its shrimp certifiers did not even know what drugs and chemicals were approved in U.S. exports.
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
I better get a bone scan, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2012
Bone Scan Mania: A 12 Year Drug Industry Con Finally Exposed. It should be embarrassing to the medical establishment and Medicare administrators that the drug industry and its paid celebrities drove the mania for the bone scans, "osteopenia" and bone drugs.
Animals are not stunned during ritual slaughter, From InText
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Belgium Bans Cruel Ritual Slaughter Still Allowed in the US Another country has banned the cruel practice of ritual slaughter--kosher slaughter, sanctioned by Jewish law and halal slaughter, sanctioned by Islamic law.
Is overeating a disease that requires drugs?, From ImagesAttr
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Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder? Big Pharma Hopes So More than two thirds of U.S. adults are now overweight and it is fair to say that almost all of them overeat. The average U.S. refrigerator is opened 50 times a day, probably correlated with TV ads
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Another Side to Gun Extremists--Dick Cheney-Style Thrill Killing The poster child for thrill killing is former Vice President Dick Cheney. The Veep recently got a new heart though many said he never had one to begin with
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 1, 2015
Is the Age of McDonald's Over? In fact the very things people used to like about McDonald's--fast, cheap, plentiful, predictable food--have become the features that are working against it.
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Fighting in the name of religion Religious discord on the nightly news
Pharma  has elevated everyday conditions to mental illness, From InText
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How Pharma Uses the Charge of "Stigma" To Sell Psychiatric Drugs The elevation of everyday symptoms to "mental illness" and accusation that sufferers are victims who experience "stigma" is the best thing that ever happened to Pharma. Do you overeat? Did your boyfriend just break up with you? Does no one return your emails? Do you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning? If so, you may be suffering from mental illness! Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, say
Since drug ads on TV Americans' drug use has tripled, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Don't Fall for These Pharma Scare Tactics ADHD is not the only way Pharma has medicalized and monetized childhood. Temper tantrums are now called "Disruptive Mood Disregulation Disorder." Thanks to "pediatric psychopharmacology" children are increasingly diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorders, mixed manias, social phobias, bipolar disorders, conduct disorders, depression and "spectrum" disorders.
Why isn't Big Pharma treated like Big Tobacco?, From ImagesAttr
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Why Isn't Big Pharma Paying for the Harm It Caused like Big Tobacco? Taxpayers are stuck paying for the opioid crisis which Big Pharma created for no other reason than to make more money.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 17, 2010
Mad Cow Fears Are Back -- As Are Chronic Wasting Disease Now there are two "mysterious" cases of CJD in McLennan county, Texas says the Waco Tribune-Herald --"a statistical anomaly considering that only one in 1 million people worldwide is affected by the condition in any given year."
Why are Taxpayers Paying for Pharma's Scam?, From ImagesAttr
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Why Should Taxpayers Pay for the Opioid Crisis When Pharma Caused it? Trump has announced a national public health emergency over opioids for scourge created by Pharma. When the extent of damage from cigarettes was revealed, Big Tobacco agreed to cease advertising and to pay, in perpetuity, various states to compensate them for some of the medical costs of caring for persons with smoking-related illnesses. Like Pharma, Big Tobacco said cigarettes "weren't addictive."
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No Free Pens But Pharma Influence Still Felt at Psychiatric Meeting It was 95 degrees with 99 percent humidity. The Gulf had the biggest oil spill in US history. And attendees to this week's American Psychiatric Convention (APA) annual meeting in New Orleans had to brave 200 protestors chanting "no drugging kids for money" and "no conflicts of interest" to get into the convention hall.
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Thank you Gander Mountain Thank you NRA for blocking straw buyer legislation.
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Looking For a Job in Pharma? Get Ready for a Headache! while the nation gasps at AIG and Freddie losses, pharma is running a strong second with Merck paying out $4.85 billion for Vioxx, Pfizer $2.3 billion for Bextra (and $430 million for Neurontin) and Lilly $1.4 billion for Zyprexa.
Thought provoking new movie, From ImagesAttr
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Film Review: Why Are Environmental Groups Mum on Agriculture asks the new Expose Cowspiracy? It may be paranoid to allege that activists who challenge the cattle industry risk their lives, yet activist nun Sister Dorothy Stang was shot six times outside the town of Anapu, Brazil for doing exactly that. A rancher in Brazil's Amazon was sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing.
Wildlife Services Kills These Birds With Our Tax Dollars, From ImagesAttr
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How Wildlife Services Use Our Tax Dollars for Eradication To kill blackbirds, the government even uses caged red-winged blackbirds as decoys to attract wild ones says Audubon magazine, "pre-baiting" an area with unpoisoned food to win the birds' confidence and ensure the most deaths.
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My Name Is Nadya And I'm a Motherholic nstead of praise, the super-ovulating mother of octuplets and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, CA where her births took place last month are eliciting hate and incredulity for their audacious medical extravagance during a time of national austerity.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2009
Do You Suffer from Eyebrow Plucking Disease? Divorce? Depersonalizing "she" ads--"Has She Become a Fixture in Your Office?" "She Hides Anguish Behind Arrogance" "Does She Call You Morning, Noon and Night?---were the norm when doctors, copywriters and drug makers were men and charged with getting women to behave. So was pathologizing everyday conditions, a phenomenon which did not start with direct to consumer advertising.
Another wonder drug, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Please Take Our Bone Drugs Begs Big Pharma! Why are bone drugs that cause fractures still marketed and sold? Why has no one gone to jail?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 7, 2008
Junk Food Science Researchers Busted Would a medical journal publish an article pushing for a higher Recommended Dietary Allowance of protein from an author whose email used to be smiller@beef.org?
People Prefer Pills to Diet and Exercise, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 28, 2017
Better Than Statins And Only $200,000 a Year Says Drug Hype This Week Hep C drugs were rolled out $o fa$t, Pharma did not realize that patients with pre-existing, dormant hepatitis B infections could experience reactivation of the infections on the drugs and even die. Sorry about that.
Humans are the real guinea pigs, From ImagesAttr
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Prescription Drugs Are Often Behind Mass Shootings SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil are so linked to violence, they were given the FDA's highest warning in 2004, a black box, for thei suicidal risks they can create in young adults.
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Fragile: Handle with Risperdal Risperdal (risperidone), an atypical antipsychotic, may have contributed to the deaths of 31 children since its 1993 approval according to the New York Times--including 11 treated for unapproved uses; it may have squandered millions of tax dollars, but it is a branding success story.
Psychiatryland, From ImagesAttr
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Interview with Psychiatryland Author Phillip Sinaikin, MD The recently published Psychiatryland, traces how deception, conflicts of interest, medical enabling and direct-to-consumer advertising have resulted in millions being on psychiatric drugs they don't need.
Pharma uses these dirty tricks to stay a Wall Street darling, From ImagesAttr
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Beware These Pharma Dirty Tricks Even during the recession of 2009 with people losing their homes and jobs, Pharma remained the nation's third most profitable sector. Now, with its recent five-digit Hep C drugs and six-digit cancer drugs, it is doing even better. (Though Pharma companies still want to incorporate overseas to dodge U.S. taxes.) How is Pharma able to thrive when other industries are challenged? Here are some of the tricks up its sleeve.
Many mass shooters are on psych drugs, From InText
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School Shootings Drive Antidepressant Use....and Are Caused By Them Over six years ago, 26 mass shooters had been found to be on psych drugs when they committed their massacres and the list has only lengthened since then.
Diet Explains Only Part of the Obesity Crisis, From InText
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What is Behind U.S. Obesity? Not Just Too Much Food and Too Little Exercise, Research Reveals A third of the U.S. population is now overweight, making it just a matter of time before normal size people are actually in the minority. Americans have so ballooned in size, government safety regulators worry that airline seats and belts won't restrain today's men who average 194 pounds and women who average 165 pounds, in a crash.
Drugs sold like soap, From ImagesAttr
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Who Are New Drugs Tested On? Sometimes You Don't Want to Know. In 2005, Vladimir Yuri Zhirakarov, a homeless person in Houston who supported himself by enrolling in clinical trials, died from an adverse reaction to a drug given in a clinical trial at Fabre Research Clinic.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2007
Denny's Dumps Supplier Following Graphic Video of Bird Abuse Employees at the Raeford, N.C.- based House of Raeford poultry slaughterhouse invaded live birds' cavities for eggs which they then threw at each other according to an undercover investigation
Pharma has a growing pediatric market, From Uploaded
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Pathologizing Kids, Pharma Style According to data from IMS health in a Wall Street Journal article, many kids are being treated for non-psychiatric conditions that were often considered "adult diseases."
I better get a bone scan, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 2, 2013
Ladies--Read This Before You Take That Bone Drug! Since the first bisphosphonate to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis, Fosamax, was approved in 1995, the widely prescribed drug class has been linked to jawbone death (osteonecrosis), irregular heartbeat, intractable pain, esophageal cancer, eye disorders and paradoxically, bone fractures.
US Slaughterhouses are staffed by immigrants, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2019
Who Kills Your Meat? Illegal Immigrants Do Few to no Americans want slaughterhouse jobs like knockers, stickers, bleeders and tail rippers. In fact, when Smithfield's slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, NC, offered inmates work release to work at the local slaughterhouse, the inmates said they would rather stay in their cells. Think about that.
A SARS-like pandemic is possible, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 17, 2020
SARS-Like Respiratory Disease Is Spreading A SARS-like respiratory disease, originating in China, has now spread to Japan and Thailand and is causing deaths. The "new SARS" disease is caused by the same coronavirus as SARS and public health officials are concerned.
Serving Two Masters, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2014
Outrageous Pharma/Medical Conflicts of Interest Almost all US large drug companies and 40 percent of all drug companies studied have leaders in academic medical centers on their boards. These drug company board members include deans, chief executive officers, department chairs, trustees at academic medical centers, school of pharmacy officials and university presidents.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Is Playboy Magazine Over the Hill? Ask Lindsay Lohan Why is this old man and his aged minion photographers stalking the nation for young hotties Lohan may have wondered as she turned down a nude photo spread
Humans are the real guinea pigs, From ImagesAttr
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Are These Dangerous Drugs in Your Medicine Chest? Since direct-to-consumer drug advertising was legalized 13 years ago, Americans have become a nation of pill poppers -- choosing the type of drug they desire like a new toothpaste, sometimes whether or not they need it. But here are drugs to avoid.
Thanks, Big Pharma, From ImagesAttr
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Bone Drug--Another Wonder Drug That Wasn't The bone drug market opened up for the drug industry 12 years ago when the hormone replacement drugs women were taking to prevent fractures were found to increase their risks of cancer and heart disease. Bisphosphonates like Fosamax and Boniva (the latter, advertised by actress Sally Field) were quickly substituted as a way for women to keep their bones strong and stay young looking.
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Selling Marked Up Drugs With Made Up Patients--Part 1 t's happened to anyone who's attended an open-mike session at an FDA advisory committee hearing. A queue of "patients" materializes out of nowhere to testify, often in tears, about the crucial need for approval of a drug the public has often not even heard of.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Hormone Therapy Makes Comeback in New York Times magazine. Are cigarettes next? For reporters and scientists aware of the cascade of hormone therapy (HT) cancer and morbidity studies, seeing its pharma-invented "benefits" disinterred for another lap around the track is like seeing an article suggesting cigarettes may be good for you after all.
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United Egg Producers Approve First Cage-Free Guidelines 7 Years Too Late After seven years of spin doctoring United Egg Producers has concluded what most people realize in five minutes: cage egg operations are cruel
108 million children in the world are obese, From ImagesAttr
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Think Obesity is Caused by Lack of Exercise not Junk Food? The Message is Brought to You From Big Food Donations Coca-Cola has bought itself a huge economic footprint. It provides funding to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Harvard Medical School/Partners in Health. It donates to major universities, recreation and fitness groups and organizations serving ethnic and minority groups whose members are especially challenged with obesity.
AbbVie has lucrative poop franchise, From ImagesAttr
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"Potty" Ads Work for Pharma Giant AbbVie To sell exocrine pancreatic insufficiency AbbVie has given it the snappy initials EPI----a contrivance which has also helped sell the conditions of ED (erectile dysfunction), Low T (low testosterone), SAD (season affective disorder) and HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) and the drugs to treat them.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2012
Is Your Child Mentally Ill? Yes, According to Big Pharma Funded Doctors ig Pharma has spent millions on public relations campaigns that tell parents, teachers and clinicians to dose children at the first sign of problems. It knows if parents treat their kids early they will never know if the kids needed the druga in the first place and whether residual problems are "mental illness" or drug side effects. The kids will also probably be life long custome
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Author of New Book Discusses Shame and Codependency Codependents often have trouble being open, honest and assertive with intimate partners says Darlene Lancer, an author and marriage and family therapist. In trying to manage, control and manipulate others, often by "people pleasing" or giving advice, codependents can "turn themselves into pretzels," says Lancer. Now, in her latest book, Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You, Lancer addresses the ro
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 26, 2008
Defending Agriculture and Sometimes Horse Slaughter and Michael Vick The sixth-generation farmer Trent Loos with his signature cowboy hat and handlebar mustache is obsessed with farm animals and public ignorance of where food comes from. Like his adversaries.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2008
Like Many Food Suppliers, Whole Foods Beef Company Was a Repeat Offender Scratch the surface of a food offender whether they abuse the environment, workers, animals, the public trust or public funds and you usually find they are repeat offenders.
Once depressed, now ADHD!, From ImagesAttr
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Seven Diseases Big Pharma Hopes You Get in 2012 To be a true blockbuster disease, a condition must 1) really exist but have huge diagnostic "wiggle room" and no clear cut test 2) be potentially serious with "silent symptoms" said to "only get worse" if untreated 3) be "under-recognized," "under-reported" with "barriers" to treatment 4) explain hitherto vague health problems a patient has had 5) have a catchy name--ED, ADHD, RLS, Low T or IBS--and instant medical identity 6)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 9, 2008
What Would Sarah Wear? Chicago's North Michigan Avenue Magnificent Mile is noticeably light of shoppers this fall as Gucci stock tanks by two-thirds and Coach, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton stock by half.
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Do You Have Shift Work Sleep Disorder? Excessive Sleepiness? Pharma Hopes So hift work sleep disorder is only one reason for the national epidemic of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Other reasons are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and narcolepsy -- Wink Wink -- for which Cephalon's drugs are also approved, non-restful sleep (NRS), restless legs syndrome (RLS) and middle-of-the-night insomnia (MOTN).
New Pharma Thriller Shows Roots to Opioid Epidemic, From ImagesAttr
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Interview with the Author of the Pharma Thriller Not Safe As Prescribed "In the U.S. our growing drug culture for both legal and illegal drugs is affecting every community, person, family member or a friend. Everybody knows somebody struggling from too many drugs," says this pharmacist author.
Good for sales but not for you, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 6, 2015
We are eating WHAT? What if you took a spoonful of your morning cereal and had an allergic reaction or even felt tranquillized? But when you looked at the package labeling there were no ingredients that would seem to be red flags? Increasingly, thanks to an FDA loophole, food makers use additives and chemicals that they and not the FDA have declared "safe" and the ingredients do not appear on the labels.
Lack of exercise, poor diets and some prescription drugs cause weak bones, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Do You Have "Osteopenia"? Pharma Hopes So TV personality Meredith Vieira dropped any pretense of professional objectivity in pushing bone scans. "They did a test on my heel, hip and spine, which only took a matter of five minutes. And it was totally painless. It's so simple to do."
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Pharma has gotten thousands of children on drugs, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2017
How Pharma Keeps Health Care Costs Astronomical Disease awareness campaigns, other than for depression, have been chillingly successful. A 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 10,000 two- and three-year-olds in the U.S. are now on the stimulants Ritalin, Adderall and their cousins for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 1, 2009
Aren't You Glad Your Doctor Completed Pharma's CMEs? Maybe your doctor passed Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine May Be Effective in Women 24 to 45 Years Old --which sounds like a sales pitch for Gardasil because it is--which "studies" a Lancet article written by Nubia Mu˝oz, MD, two Merck employees and other authors.
Big Pharma has friends in high places, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Will Trump Give Pharma a Pass on Overseas Jobs? Pharma favors overseas trials for the same reason corporations ship out jobs. Less regulations; cheaper labor. Drug trial subjects are compliant and often believe they are being treated for a disease.
You're not as healthy as you thought, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Are You Struggling to Stay Awake? Here is a New Disease You May Have! The hallmark of unbranded advertising is it calls the disease it is hawking (whether depression, bipolar disorder or restless legs) "under diagnosed," and "underreported" and cites "barriers" and "stigmas to treatment" which of course means sales.
Presidents Are Getting Older, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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
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A Little Arsenic Never Hurt Anyone Says US Chicken Industry The National Chicken Council, which represents the firms that produce 95 percent of US meat chickens, dismissed the study as reflecting "very low levels of arsenic," reported the New York Times.
Is Overeating Related to Over drinking?, From ImagesAttr
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Humor Cartoon: Overserved and Overfed! Moderation? What moderation? Over indulging in food and alcohol officially kicks off with Thanksgiving. After the New Year, gym memberships peak
Brian Kateman gives TED lecture, From ImagesAttr
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Cutting Down On Meat But Not Exactly A Vegetarian? You are a Reducetarian Says New Group Many are trying to reduce meat eating because the industry contributes to global warming, water pollution and fish kills, appalling and often underreported worker and animal abuse and even harms the economy.
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Could a Dark Horse in the New York Mayoral Primary Be Carriage Horses? By Robert Wilbur and Martha Rosenberg Last summer, the carriage horse issue came to a head when tennis celebrity and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokesman Martina Navratilova and others were berated by a driver with shocking slurs , using the N word, C word for women and D word for lesbians, while they were protesting the carriage rides.
Out of sight; out of mind, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2015
Do Animal Advocates Have an Agenda or Are US Farms as Bad as They Say? By now, anyone who has a TV or computer has seen appalling scenes of farm cruelty against chickens, turkeys, calves, cows and pigs. Are conditions as bad as the activists say or do they have an "agenda" which is to make people go vegetarian?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Pork-Caused Disease Not Improving in Sidelined Workers n late November more than 20 people demonstrated at the Quality Pork Producers plant in Austin against the treatment workers who developed a rare, pork production disease have received from the pork processor.
Craig Watts Perdue Poultry Contract Farmer, From ImagesAttr
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Breaking: Perdue Whistleblower Video Reveals Horrors There is such a gap between Perdue's slick marketing and the reality, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof devoted a whole column today to the video,
Why did we need feminism?, From ImagesAttr
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The "Playboy Philosophy" Is Alive and Well and Spouted by Bill Cosby It is no surprise that Bill Cosby, who was a frequent guest at the Playboy Mansion and reportedly had bunny girlfriends, would espouse the women-as-commodity philosophy. But he is far from alone.
Taxpayers Should Be Reimbursed for the Latest Pharma Ruse, From ImagesAttr
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No, You Probably Don't Have Adult ADHD (sorry Pharma) Now comes the news that----surprise!----Adult ADHD is likely another marginal "disease" trumped up by Pharma for no other reason than profiteering. "A new study suggests that adult-onset A.D.H.D. is rare -- if it exists at all," says the New York Times this week. The study "all but ruled out adult-onset A.D.H.D. as a stand-alone diagnosis," and "Most apparent cases of adult-onset attention deficits are likely the result of sub
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Grammy Award-winning BeBe  and CeCe  Winans, From ImagesAttr
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CeCe and BeBe Winans Rock the Chicago Theatre--Concert Review Grammy Award-winning BeBe (Benjamin) and CeCe (Priscilla) Winans are the seventh and eighth of icon "Mom" and "Pop" Winans' ten children who have three Gold and one Platinum album since they began recording in the 1980's. While joking about his early bedtime and how young Mary Mary are, the trim and lithe BeBe danced like a 28-year-old to the kinetic, two-keyboard band.
A chicken injected with drugs, From ImagesAttr
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Dangerous Antibiotics Used in U.S. Livestock Behind the Public's Back The USDA's National Residue Program for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products which tests for six fluoroquinolones found enrofloxacin (Baytril) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro) residues in meat
Just trying to help, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2018
Shameless Pharma Lobbying and Offensive Ad Campaigns Pay Off Pharma has two lobbyists for every member of Congress. Think about that. It spends more on lobbying than tobacco, oil and defense contractors combined. And all that shilling paid off. In a speech yesterday, Trump declared that Pharma's high prices are not the result of Pharma's high pricing. Pharma let out a huge sigh of relief and its stock prices rose.
The Average US Woman Has a 34 Inch Waist, From ImagesAttr
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 7, 2017
Congratulations! You are a Size Zero! The average American man now weighs 194 pounds and woman, an astounding 165 pounds. In 2002, the average American woman weighed 153 pounds and in 1994, 147 pounds. Does anyone see a trend?
Kosher and halal slaughter are shockingly cruel, From InText
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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."
Ah--second careers!, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Humor: Who Are These Old People at My Class Reunion? In science there is a concept called the "survivorship bias." It refers to the logical error of concentrating on the people or things that "survived" some process while overlooking those that did not survive because they are hidden. One of the best examples of "survivorship bias" is the class reunion.
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Thousands are spent to make food irresistible, From ImagesAttr
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Can't Resist Some Foods? It's Not Your Fault Microwave popcorn's irresistible smell is from butter flavoring chemicals like diacetyl and Pentanedione which are dissipated by the heating process. They have been linked to "popcorn lung."
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thank You US Tax Payers Says AIG with Hunting Party Too big to fail and too big to play fair, AIG shows its true colors with a bloodbath at US tax payer expense
Pay no attention to the mass shootings on the news, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2015
It's Called Gendercide Armed Husbands Shoot Eight Women In One Week, Six Die While the nation was trying to digest the crime of two media members killed on camera in Virginia by a legal gun owner, a spate of women killed by enraged armed husbands in one week received less notice.
Issues not heard in 2 party debates, From ImagesAttr
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Third Party Nominees Highlight Issues Ignored in 2-Party Debates--in Obama's Home Town Lambasting the "duopoly" and "Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee" tone of the Obama/Romney presidential debates, a slate of third party candidates at the Hilton Chicago on Tuesday offered voters fresh and impassioned views about the economy, war on terrorism, war on drugs and election, legislative and educational reform.
Questions Persist, From ImagesAttr
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Was Staff Sergeant Shooter On Dangerous Malaria Drug? Troops who have used Lariam blame the drug for nightmares, depression, paranoia, auditory hallucinations and other psychiatric symptoms including complete mental breakdowns,
Profit warning, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 5, 2013
Is Mad Cow A Worry Again? Prions are not inactivated by cooking, heat, autoclaves, ammonia, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, phenol, lye, formaldehyde, or radiation, and they remain in the soil, contaminating it for years. Alcohol actually makes prions more transmissible by binding them to metal like surgical instruments.
Fool me twice....., From ImagesAttr
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Dogs Weigh in on NRA Convention--Humor Cartoon Do people still believe LaPierre's bombast?
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Thank you, Big Pharma, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 23, 2015
No Happy Sales for Happy Pills--Antidepressant Use Has Peaked The U.S. antidepressant market peaked in 2008 and has been declining by four percent every year since.
Sorry ladies, From ImagesAttr
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Shot and Killed at the Beauty Parlor? It Happened to these Women. It is not just the women stalked by violent, armed exes who are terrorized. Increasingly, gun-wielding exes kill the women in proximity to their wives and girlfriends
Where is sleep?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Getting to Sleep in a Post-Ambien Society To both drug makers and those afflicted with insomnia, the barbiturate/Dalmane/Halcion/Ambien sagas reveal two overarching truths: there is a huge market/need for insomnia drugs and the drugs have fallen woefully short when it comes to dangerous side effects.
Remembering the great flood, From ImagesAttr
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Michael Vick, Katrina Were Turning Points in Animal Welfare--Humane Leader Two days after the human story about Hurricane Katrina first hit, the related animal story began to develop, recounts Pacelle: evacuees who left their pets, thinking they would be back two days and unable to reach them; residents who didn't evacuate but stayed with their pets and animal rescuers who rushed in to help animals even as more people fled.
Why do white collar fraudsters never go to the pen?, From ImagesAttr
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Why Do White Collar Fraudsters Never Go to the Prison? From JPMorgan Chase to MF Global, the message is clear. No matter how much customer money the corporate officers lose through deceit or incompetence they won't be frogmarched off to pen like common criminals. The same is true for BIg Pharma--despite billions in wrongdoing settlements the elite corporate officers never do time. [[CEO]]
In the 1980s, one out of every 2,000 children had autism; today that figure is 150., From ImagesAttr
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One in 8 Takes Antidepressants--Are They Working? Are They Safe? Suicide in the U.S. has never been higher even as the use of SSRI antidepressants has also never been higher. One in every eight American adults recently took an antidepressant says the CDC and the number is only rising. Are the drugs working?
Paranoid vigilantes running national gun policy, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2015
How's That Demographic Thing Working Out for You, LaPierre? The confederacy of Bubbas known as the NRA is on the wrong side of history
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Will You Take An Immune Drug To Prevent Fractures? Amgen Hopes So. Prolia is not your grandmother's bone prep. Unlike old fashioned "small molecules" made from chemicals, it is a "monoclonal antibody" derived from genetically engineered Chinese hamster ovary cells that inhibits a protein, RANKL, which causes bone loss.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 7, 2009
Should Your 3-Year-Old Be On Antidepressants? Even though the pharmaceutical industry has got 27 million Americans on antidepressants thanks to direct to consumer advertising--ten percent of the population--it is looking for depression in preschoolers. And guess what? It's finding it!
Despite health concerns, Coke remains number 1, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2019
How Has Coke Remained the "Real Thing" for Over 100 Years? Coca-Cola provides funding to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/Partners in Health and other other major universities. It also funds many recreation and fitness groups--with a focus on ethnic and minority organizations--and the CDC itself through the non-profit CDC Foundation
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Does Christie Hefner Have Any Regrets? Not pretty enough to pose for her father's Playboy magazine and not male enough to rate the company stock he bequeathed to his sons in 1997, Hefner is the Poster Child of female subjugation and codependence--propping up a regime she neither created or benefits from like Condi Rice.
Will women fall for HRT again?, From ImagesAttr
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Will Women Have Short Memories About Hormone Replacement Therapy? Pharma Hopes So This week a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmed the dangers of long-term HRT use. Neither combined estrogen and progestin (as in Wyeth's Prempro) in women without hysterectomies or estrogen alone (as in drugs like Premarin) in women with hysterectomies are safe on a long term basis, said the panel of independent experts after viewing the literature.
Remembering
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 12, 2010
Seven Ways Medical Conflicts of Interest are Disguised Who sponsored the medical messages you hear? You may never know.
Big Pharma has friends in high places, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Did You Take These Drugs? Look at this blockbuster drug graveyard
NRA Board Member, From ImagesAttr
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White Supremacy Goes To The Very Top Of The NRA White supremacists and hate groups are some of the nation's biggest gun advocates. Like the NRA itself, which calls a registry and universal background checks the first step to a government takeover, they preach insurrection and stockpiling weapons against impending government tyranny
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2008
Secretary of Bloodsports and other Commerce Richardson is among the one half of one percent of the public who is pro the sacred tradition of cockfighting which was legal in New Mexico until he sought the Democratic nomination for president.
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FDA Waved Through Asthma Drugs Despite Falsified Trials Trials of Singular, Serevent, Foradil, Flovent, Xolair, Accolate and Xopenex conducted at the Tucson, AZ facility of Vivra Asthma & Allergy were corrupted by protocol violations and outright falsifications says Robert Davidson, MD, a former clinical research subinvestigator at the facility.
Why are Taxpayers Paying for Pharma's Scam?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Many Back Pain Treatments Help Pharma and Surgeons More Than Patients Clearly the low back pain "biz" is not going away any time soon. Sadly, half of what the U.S. spends on back pain is likely wasted says Steven Brill.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 29, 2010
Overweight? Diet drugs may not be the answer Thanks to human's "thrifty gene," diet drugs work until they don't work, say scientists. When the body senses it's losing its adipose stores, it actually changes the metabolic rules to retain saddlebags and love handles. Thanks for that.
Increasingly consumers want to know how their food was produced, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
Is the Way Your Meat Was Produced Your Business? It is no surprise that states, with the help of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have been writing "Ag-Gag" bills that criminalize producing, distributing or even possessing photos and video taken without permission at an agricultural facility.
Chronic Wasting Disease is a national threat, From InText
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Spreading Deer Disease Poses Risks to General Public, Not Just Hunters Many think CWD is just a rural problem threatening only hunters and Departments of Natural Resources (DNRs) which depend on hunting licenses for revenue. Recent scientific reports suggest otherwise.
Why won't women take our drugs lament drug funded associations, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Why Won't Women Take Fracture and Jawbone Death-Linked Drugs Cry Bone Associations Women are not taking the bone drugs made by our drug company sponsors just because they are linked to esophageal cancer, jawbone death, heart problems, intractable pain and the very fractures they were supposed to prevent! Not only is "untreated osteoporosis" a "public health crisis," said the press release, our Pharma sponsors aren't making any money! What is wrong with patients?
An actual slide from the NIH's National Institute on Aging, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2019
How Animal Researchers Stay Out of the News If you are like most people, you know a lot more about how farm animals are treated on factory farms than dogs, primates and other animals are treated in US labs. It is no coincidence.
BP killed thousands of birds, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 22, 2015
BP Makes Jokes While Wildlife Still Dies From Its Oil Spill or some reason BP thinks there's no hard feelings from its 2010 Gulf oil spill, the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Primate research is increasingly under the ethical microscope, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 11, 2014
Pro Pharma, Pro Animal Research and Heading a Government Health Institute? With disturbing links to cronyism, pharmaceutical conflicts of interest, overmedication of children and cruelty to animals--why is this person heading a government institute? Supported by our tax dollars?
Captive Deer Operations Threaten State Deer Herds, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2018
States Struggle Against Disease Outbreak at Commercial Deer Farms, Using Our Tax Dollars It's happening on commercial deer farms in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Hundreds of captive deer stricken with the dreaded chronic wasting disease (CWD) are being euthanized. As state Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) try to contain the lethal, incurable disease which threatens their all important hunting revenues, cattle farmersnow worry the disease will "jump species." Deer on 11 farms in Wiscon
One child was horrified by a rabbit slaughter, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Many Questions about This Live Animal Charity There's a lot not to like about Heifer International and other live animal charities
After the interview, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Ten Worst Employers To Work For Now that the economy is bouncing back again, there is good and bad news. The good news is that companies are hiring. The bad news is: the same ones you didn't want to work for before are you still don't want to work for.
People have become huge, From InText
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Is Fat the New Normal? It is not just Americans who have become so fat, though they seem to be leading the way. A recent observational survey on Chicago's Michigan avenue failed to detect one normal-weight person during a 30 minute viewing sample period
The Bronx Zoo tiger testing positive for COVID-19 is alarming news., From Uploaded
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Could U.S. Slaughterhouses Spread COVID-19? Slaughterhouse workers are dying from the animal-originated COVID-19 and plants are closing
Pharma Money Has Infiltrated Medicine, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 15, 2018
Dangerous, Expensive Drugs Aggressively Pushed? You Have These Medical Conflicts of Interest to Thank. The New York Times and ProPublica recently reported that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's own CEO, Dr. Craig B. Thompson, its chief medical officer, Dr. Jose' Baselga, and one of its immunotherapy specialists, Dr. Jedd Wolchok, were swimming in Pharma money.
Better Living Through Chemistry, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Do You Have Adult ADHD? Big Pharma Hopes So The bad news is theADHD kid market has peaked out with 4.5 million U.S. children now carrying the label. The good news is adult ADHD is an emerging market.
Thrill killer Ted Nugent is an NRA board member, From InText
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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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Morning Blues? Try Nuvigil Not McDonald's! McDonald's helps the morning lethargy with economy priced breakfast items. Nuvigil helps it with a drug that can cause "a serious rash or a serious allergic reaction that may result in hospitalization or be life-threatening," also known as Stevens Johnson syndrome. SJS patients are treated on burn units if they are lucky enough to survive.
Bittersweet graphic novel, From ImagesAttr
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Book Review: Sobriety: A Graphic Novel Debby's addiction to benzos and alcohol lands her in a psych ward after she threatens to kill her parents if they take her two young sons--and tries to slash her wrists with a ballpoint pen. Matt ends up arrested after joining a Latin gang to avenge the death of his father who was also in a gang.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Sex Scandal No One Wants To Talk About Residents from Chicago' s New City neighborhood can be forgiven for not being too relieved that convicted killer/rapist Andrew Crawford is eligible for the death penalty. The reason is they have heard "we got the killer" before.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Why do we need Prop 2? Ask these Norco Ranch hens As the egg industry and agribusiness trot out "experts" to defend California's $337 million egg industry against Prop 2's humane changes, the diary of "Aaron," who worked at the Norco Ranch egg farm in Menifee, CA in August and September of this year stands in sharp contrast.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 27, 2010
Governor Strickland: Shut This Egg Inferno Down Once again thousands of trapped animals have died from a factory farm fire. 250,000 hens at Ohio Fresh Eggs in Harpster died when firefighters "cut power to the chicken barns and ventilation systems to keep the flames from spreading," say news reports.
Live Animal Donations Expose Recipients to Disease and Other Problems, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2017
Despite Its Celebrity Backers, This Charity Does More Harm Than Good Scratch the surface of "feed the world" campaigns and you often find Big Food/biotech seeking new markets for their chemicals, pesticides, GMO seeds, fertilizer and animal drugs. (You also find Big Pharma seeking markets for high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and GERD medicines.)
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
Thanksgiving turkeys endure extreme suffering, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2020
Here's What Turkey Producers Don't Want You To Know The Bloomberg School's Center for a Livable Future and Arizona State's Biodesign Institute found fluoroquinolones in eight of 12 samples of feather meal in a multi-state study.
Shopping has new annoyances, From InText
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Humor: Stop These Language Abuses It is tempting to verbally abuse these poseurs. But of course they can't be insulted. When you say "Go to hell" they'll say "I'm sorry we're having trouble. I thought you said Wisconsin Dells?"
Making Fur Great Again, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Trump Exwives, Daughters Make Fur Great Again It should surprise no one that Donald Trump's greed-is-good 1980's redux includes lavish displays of fur. Images of his fur-clad ex-wives Marla Maples and Ivana Trump keep alive the dated image of the "kept" women in diamonds--as dated as Trump's beauty pageant, grab-their-p*ssy approach to women in general.
We should eat lab animals says the new FDA commissioner, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 21, 2017
This week Trump Commuted the Sentence of Meat Tycoon Sholom Rubashkin. Here is the Back Story After the immigration raid, prosecutors asked for a life sentence for the young Sholom Rubashkin, citing his lawlessness and lack of remorse, more than one dozen former US attorneys cried to the judge: Unfair!
Beats us how the flu is spreading--factory farmers, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2015
We Don't Know How Bird Flu Is Spreading--Factory Farmers Like the piles of dead piglets a few months ago,, factory farmers don't want the press to cover the thousands--maybe a million--dead turkeys. They don't consumers asking a lot of nosey questions about how meat is raised
No vaccine can treat alcoholism, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Unqualified NIDA Director Should Step Down The signature symptom of addiction is "denial" which is why no alcoholic or addict would voluntarily take Volkow's vaccine (and why Antabuse/ disulfiram fails for most people).
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 25, 2010
New NIH Director Discusses Goals, Genomes and the "Nerd" Problem in Chicago Collins addressed personnel from the three universities -- which have formed a research partnership called the Chicago Biomedical Consortium -- and members of the public for an hour and a half on Saturday on Northwestern's Chicago campus.
F--- tradition, From InText
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Blacks were not made for whites, women were not made for men and animals were not made for people Thanksgiving is a holiday of murder, gluttony and mindless consumerism/capitalism the next day. Fasting and giving up material goods is a better way to show gratitude
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JAMA scandal and Ketek approval raise questions about big pharma's influence Despite the Vioxx and HRT scandals, big pharma is still controlling medical journals and the FDA
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It's Deja Vu All Over Again for Pfizer Pfizer's $2.3 billion settlement announced last month by the US Department of Justice, for fraudulent marketing of Bextra, Geodon, Lyrica and Zyvox inducts the world's biggest drug maker into the pharma Three-Peat Hall of Fame.
Do We Need a Male Chauvinist in Chief, From ImagesAttr
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Trump, Ailes, Cosby, Ann Coulter Keep "Playboy Philosophy" Alive Accused rapist Bill Cosby was a frequent guest at the Playboy Mansion and personified the "Playboy philosophy." But so do Donald Trump and Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chairman ousted last month over charges of sexual harassment with their widely reported sexist attitudes toward women.
Prescription drugs are in water system, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 28, 2014
We're Drinking WHAT? You don't have to see a doctor to imbibe a witch's brew of prescriptions pills. Antibiotics and psychiatric, cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy and heart drugs are in many public drinking water systems says the Associated Press.
Without TV we wouldn't know we were sick, From ImagesAttr
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$1000 a Pill? Yes Says Big Pharma. To stay a Wall Street darling, Pharma is rolling with new, uber priced drugs notably hepatitis C drugs that cost $1000 a pill. Gilead Sciences sold $12.4 billion worth of its hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, at that price last year, reports the New York Times "straining the budgets of insurance companies and Medicaid programs."
Thousands are spent to make food irresistible, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 30, 2017
Don't Ask Officials About New "Mad Cow" and Chronic Wasting Disease Cases Don't worry, eat your hamburger. That's what the CDC is saying as another "mad cow" was found in Alabama in July.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2009
Do You Have TRD? Does Your Child Have Schizophrenia? Pharma Hopes So Like Wall Street trying to replace the credit default swap/ high risk mortgage gravy train, pharma is cooking up new diseases to sell.
Pharma marketing is among the most corrupt, From Uploaded
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 30, 2019
New Year's Resolutions for Big Pharma We'll stop conducting clinical trials on people who can't give informed consent and think they're getting medical care. We will stop marketing cholesterol drugs, HPV vaccines and lifestyle drugs to poor people whose major health problems are malaria, diarrheal diseases and potable water.
How Will History Remember Dick Cheney?, From ImagesAttr
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Perry's N-gate Reminiscent of Cheney's Racism-Charged Hunting The flap over the racist name of the hunting lodge that Texas Governor Rick Perry's family leased is not the first time hunting and racism have conspired to tar a politician.
Playboy Shaped a Generation of Sex Attitudes, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 20, 2020
Before There Was #MeToo There Was Playboy Like female lawyers defending Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, it was no doubt hoped that a female Playboy CEO, Hefner's daughter Christie Hefner, would show it wasn't sexist.
Another Downtrodden Gun Owner, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2012
Don't Tell My Neighbors About My Firearm: Gun Owners This week's publication in the Journal News of the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in two New York counties has gun rights enthusiasts calling the news media what they are often called themselves: bullies.
What Background Check?, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2013
Can this Violence Be Stopped? Not With Current Laws! What if you had a boyfriend who was arrested and convicted for domestic violence against you? And even though you split up and he moved to another state, you know he is amassing military style weapons because you have an eight-year-old daughter together who visits him in Arizona?
Kellyanne Conway reads Born with a Junk Food Deficiency, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 20, 2017
Vice Covers Controversial "Born With a Junk Food Deficiency" The USDA seeks to support good nutrition and prevent obesity but it also helps Big Food market milk and cheese and other fattening foods and buys up surpluses. It is supposed to keep meat safe but protected the identities of US ranches with mad cow disease, putting producers before consumers.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2009
JAMA Apologizes for Cattlemen Tainted 'Science' Would a medical journal publish an article pushing for a higher Recommended Dietary Allowance of protein from an author whose email used to be smiller@beef.org? JAMA did in its June 25 issue this year in an article titled The Recommended Dietary Allowance of Protein: A Misunderstood Concept.
There are more Pharma lobbyists than members of Congress, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 7, 2016
Misguided Patients Pharma Loves You Patients who think they are under attack are abetted by thousands of "professional patients" who Pharma jets to Washington and parades in front of state agencies to showcase the "need" for expensive new drugs. They raise health care costs especially in government programs
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2013
Selling Marked Up Drugs with Made Up Patients-- Part Two Suicide prevention is a knee-jerk marketing tool for Pharma even though suicides are rising, not falling, despite the 400 percent increase in its heavily promoted antidepressants; it now accounts for 36,000 deaths a year. Hello?
Pelt profits, From ImagesAttr
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Amazing But True--Fur is Still Sold and Worn One woman I interviewed says she was refused service in a restaurant for wearing a fur, albeit an edgy restaurant populated by young people.
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Rats are the least of KFC's problems--and other chicken operations From KFC to the Mepkin Abbey monks, chicken mistreatment is what's for dinner.
Raccoon dogs, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 13, 2020
Meat-Related Diseases Are Booming Now, a SARS-like disease is back in China. "Because some of the patients worked at a seafood market where birds, snakes, and organs of rabbits and other game were also reportedly sold," there is concern that the pathogen comes from animals like SARS reported Bloomberg this month.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Is A Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis the Latest Mania? In his latest book, Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder (the John Hopkins University Press) David Healy, author of Let Them Eat Prozac, looks at the historic roots of our current "medicalized distress" in which half the population is said to suffer a mental illness at some point in life and babies are diagnosed in utero as bipolar.
Anyone can understand oncology!, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 16, 2014
Do You Like Direct to Consumer Drug Ads? Get Ready for Direct to Consumer Radiation Ads Seventeen years after direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug advertising was instituted in the US, 70 percent of adults and 25 percent of children are on at least one prescription drug.
Only in America, From ImagesAttr
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Look at the Weapons the Aurora and Chattanooga Killers Used The gun lobby says military style weapons are not often used in crimes and that civilians have the "right" to such mass kill, non-defensive weapons.
Be like me Says Palin, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2010
Are You Squeamish? Sarah Palin Isn't. Do-it-yourself-slaughter to prove you're not squeamish or in denial about where your meal came from, is increasingly popular in warmer climes than Alaska often coached by gourmet chefs and foodies.
Guns are as good for you as cigarettes, From ImagesAttr
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 9, 2014
Guns as Cool As Cigarettes--NRA NRA is shamelessly trying to "sell" how cool guns are the way cigarettes used to be sold. All businesses and corporations protect their customers from smoke while many allow them to be exposed to lethal weapons!
It's a scary world out there for gun advocates, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2015
It's a Scary World For Gun Advocates Ever notice how gun advocates are afraid of everything? Maybe they need psychological help not lethal weapons
How was the food on our plate prepared?, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2015
We're eating WHAT? Consumers Redress Big Food A reporter described black women "assigned to the chitterlings room, where they would scrape feces and worms from intestines," workers throwing "a piece of shoulder at a friend across the conveyor" just to get his attention, and prisoners who preferred their cells to work release at the slaughterhouse
unbranded Pharma ads use stealth tactics, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 21, 2010
Dolls and Drudges Don Pants: Gail Collins Discusses Her New Book here have only been about three seconds in history when women weren't hostile to the feminist, says the New York Times' Gail Collins, which was always linked to images of "unattractive man-hating women in ugly shoes"
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Resisting Antibiotic Resistance when the FDA issued a directive in 2008 to ban non-therapeutic use of cephalosporin ABs in livestock--drugs also used in humans--to curtail resistance, irate lobbyists stormed Capitol Hill and the Bush administration backed down.
Available on Kindle or as paperback, From ImagesAttr
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Interview with Michael Arria, author of "Medium Blue: the Politics of MSNBC" Medium Blue takes MSNBC to task for many reporting and moral failures
Pharma uses these dirty tricks to stay a Wall Street darling, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2018
Beware These Health Myths Twenty million people have come down with "depression" since direct-to-consumer drug advertising was legalized in the late 1990s -- many self-diagnosing. Often the symptoms (overeating, fatigue, moodiness or "sensitivity to rejection") resemble the human condition itself, before drug advertising.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2009
Yale Murder Peels Back Plexiglas Curtain of Animal Research animal researchers now have two new fears: depraved technicians--and the public peeling back the Plexiglas curtain on the secretive, pork-ridden world of animal research.
Why are conditions like this legal?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Greedy Factory Farmers Attract Bird Flu At least 44 million birds, especially egg laying hens, have been killed by US factory farmers trying to control bird flu.
Alleged Childhood Psych Disorders Continue to Enrich Pharma, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 9, 2018
Dosing Kids With Drugs is Fine Says the New York Times Quoting Pharma-Funded Docs In July the New York Times Science section defends the drugging of our children with quotes from doctors paid by Pharma to, well, drug children.
Out of sight; out of mind, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Are You Still Eating This Dangerous Growth Enhancer? US Pork Producers Are Removing It. US pork producers have debuted a label that assures consumers their meat was not made by giving animals ractopamine, an asthma drug-like beta agonist that increases protein synthesis
Turkey production is unsavory, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2018
What Turkey Producers Don't Want You to Know Tylenol, Benadryl, caffeine, statins and Prozac have been found in US turkey feather meal samples
No mystery where the coronavirus came from, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 31, 2020
Live Animal Markets Caused the Coronavirus Epidemic China's live animal markets sell wolf pups, scorpions, bamboo rats, squirrels, foxes, civet cats, raccoon dogs, salamanders, turtles, crocodiles (including crocodile tail, intestines, and tongue) and ostriches for human consumption. Nothing has been learned from SARS caused by the same wildlife markets.
Time to retire this industry, many say, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hey, Mayor de Blasio! What Ever Happened to the Carriage Horse Ban? Wilbur/Rosenberg The hapless carriage horses not only brought de Blasio early exposure, they helped to fill his campaign coffers. Why? Because the horses inspired parking lot czar Steve Nislick to bankroll NYCLASS, an organization devoted to phasing out the carriage horse industry
Ted Nugent has been an NRA board member for 20 years, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2015
The NRA is So Against White Hate It Keeps Ted Nugent on its Board Why does the NRA retaina racist as a board member?
Scandal not over, From ImagesAttr
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Did You Take Vioxx? New Risks Have Emerged in an improbable chain of events, Merck is returning to court against its will to face charges that Vioxx also caused devastating non-healing of spine/bone after surgical procedures, a charge supported by scientific studies.
Venus and Mars!, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 12, 2015
Valentine's Humor (Cartoon) The Difference Between Men and Women There are big differences between men and women--but they're not what you think
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2017
No, Glenn Close--The Stigma is On People Who Won't Let Pharma Call Them Mentally Ill "Stigma" is the best thing that ever happened to Pharma. It has aggregated and co-opted patients into lobbying groups for high-priced, psychiatric drugs that they often stay on or decades or life
Our Tax Dollars Are Used to Kill Birds Like This Cattle Egret, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 23, 2016
The USDA Killed 820 Egrets and 115 Ibises In One Year With Your Tax Dollars Many think of the USDA as a kind of FDA for farm products--ensuring product safety. Actually the USDA uses our tax dollars for the following disturbing practices to benefit private industry.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2008
Is That A Turkey Being Slaughtered Behind You? You Betcha! Posing for photographers with her felled moose, her child inches from its bleeding mouth, Sarah Life-Is-Precious Palin is not confused about where meat comes from.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Craigslist Killer Shows Risk of Actress/Model/Singer Currently Stripping Lifestyle when a woman has an improvident one night stand and does the "shame walk" home, when her "friends" post or sext her moments of dissipation or compromise or she "shares" them herself on her blog or webpage that's one thing. But when she declares on the Web-- I am all alone in a room waiting to meet and provide erotic services to you, whoever you are--that's real prostitution.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 2, 2013
Why Does Government Allow Innocents to be Mowed Down in Airports and Movie Theatres? Imagine lawmakers allowing lead to remain in gasoline because of the oil and gas lobby. Imagine them allowing secondhand smoke in public places because of the tobacco lobby. Pretty ridiculous except that's exactly why we have the parade of bloody AR-15 massacres--the gun lobby.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 23, 2010
Are You at Risk From Vaccine and Fibromyalgia Advertising? t was only last year that Cymbalta maker Eli Lilly agreed to pay $1.42 billion for mismarketing its antipsychotic Zyprexa. Lyrica maker Pfizer agreed to pay $2.3 billion for Bextra, Geodon, Lyrica and Zyvox fraud in 2009 and $430 million for mismarketing Lyrica parent, Neurontin, in 2004. Do the aggressive fibromyalgia and HPV campaigns imply forgiveness is cheaper than permission?
Pharma uses celebrities to push drugs, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2019
How Drug Makers Use Celebrities to Push Drugs Singer LeAnn Rimes pushed awareness of eczema, Paula Deen awareness of diabetes, and Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, sold ADHD in a campaign called It's Your ADHD. Own It."
The Supreme Court Sees No Cruelty in Controversial Execution Drug, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Robert Wilbur: Shocking Supreme Court Ruling--Midazolam Allowed for Executions My co-writer interviewed experts on the June Supreme Court decision about an execution drug
Dosing Kids Has a Long History, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 25, 2017
There is Money in Dosing Kids How did the once modest medical specialty of child psychiatry become the aggressive "pediatric psychopharmacology" that it is today? Thanks to Pharma-driven disease mongering, kids who were once considered normal now suffer from ADHD, conduct disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mixed manias, pervasive development disorders, personality disorders and even schiz
Series: Pharma (7 Articles, 11843 views)
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Forest Labs and AstraZeneca Sleazy Science Revealed When the Onion writes, "Ann Coulter not a hate monger says Ann Coulter," people laugh. But when pharma uses the same logic--its scientific studies get published and its drugs get approved and prescribed.
Factory farming harms workers and the environment--in addition to animals, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 24, 2016
You Don't Have to Like Animals to Be Against Factory Farming: It Harms Workers and Pollutes Too Factory farms are also the nation's biggest polluters, contaminating soil, air and water. For example, Tyson Foods alone released 104.4 million pounds of toxic pollutants into waterways between 2010 and 2014 according to a report by Environment America.
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2012
Psychiatrists Seek New Patients At Annual Meeting; Watch For These New Diseases Some question the objectivity of a disorder manual written by those who stand to benefit from an enlarged patient pool and new diseases. Furthering the appearance of self-dealing is the revelation that 57 percent of the DSM-5's authors have Pharma links.
Riding the rails, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Humor-- Rail Rage A growing Social Problem When a train is approaching and you need to add money to your fare card fast, people who've never used the fare card machines decide it's time to learn--now. Behind them are people with borderline obsessive compulsive disorder depositing a decade's worth of nickels one at a time.
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If trappers did to dogs what they do to wildlife they would be in jail, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 30, 2016
These "Sportsmen" Don't Do This for Money or Ecology--They Do It for "Fun" When Josh Bransford, a ranger in Idaho's Nez Perce National Forest, mugged for the camera in front of a bloody, agonized and dying trapped wolf in 2012, the public was outraged. It was an early "Cecil" moment
Can we clean out toxins?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Deciphering Detox Therapies Do "detox" diets and preparations really work? Doctors and health care practitioners do not agree. While almost everyone agrees that the environment is rife with pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals and endocrine disrupters that can store in the human body--especially its fat--how to cleanse the body of the toxins is the subject of great disagreement.
Making Cows Cannibals Caused Mad Cow, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2013
Mad Cow is Back in a New Form After the discovery of a mad cow in its herds, Brazil is experiencing what the US went through in the early 2000's when three mad cows were found in its food supply: rapid, across the board boycotts of its exports
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 18, 2009
Born With A Statin Deficiency? Line Forms To The Left! How could a drug company-funded study unabashedly designed to show why the general population should use its drug (Crestor, or rosuvastatin) not just people with heart disease and high cholesterol be anything but a sales pitch? Why did the press swoon?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Death on the Half Shell? MRSA at the Beach? Scientists Disclose Antibiotic Resistance Once confined to hospitals and medical settings, resistant bacteria are now rampant in schools, locker rooms and the community and complicating treatment of HIV, TB, campylobacter and diseases seen in returning Iraq war veterans said presenters at the AAAS meeting in Chicago where Al Gore spoke
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Is the Economy Why People Are Killing Their Families? The occasional Susan Smith or Andrea Yates who kills her kids has given sway to the weekly child, sibling, parent, grandparent, spouse and all-of-the-above killer. And like an Airbus A320 landing in the Hudson river rather than at the airport we adjust with sweeping efficiency.
Filmmaker Tim Alexander is Exposing Big Pharma, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 15, 2017
Filmmaker Takes Dead Aim at Big Pharma and the Opioids, Atypicals and SSRIs Killing Americans There have been several films about the evils of Big Pharma but Legal Death: In Drugs We Trust, a new film series in development promises to be the most unsparing. Unlike academics and medical groups who express "concerns" about Pharma tactics while not wanting to lose its funding, Filmmaker Tim Alexander clearly takes no Pharma money.
Evil Twin Attacks, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 28, 2011
Did Anyone Notice Pharma's Black Friday? The pharmaceutical industry had two things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Three new wrongdoing settlements that broke right before the holiday were buried among yam and traffic jam news--and a new sleeping pill that isn't new at all but just Ambien with a new name became a leading "news" story.
Thousands Have Died From These Causes, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2020
Covid-19 and 8 Other Diseases Have Clear Cause Media Ignores The real reason for Covid-19, SARS, MERS etc is before our very eyes
Exciting new E-book, From ImagesAttr
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Death of Meat Inspector Highlights Conditions at Nation's Slaughterhouses Was Jose Navarro, a federal poultry inspector who died two years ago at the age of 37, a victim of increasingly noxious chemicals used in poultry and meat production? Chemicals like ammonia, chlorine and peracetic acid that are frequently employed to kill aggressive bacteria in meat and poultry?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2009
New England Raid Is New Blow To Egg Industry--in time for Easter It takes a lot to get state agriculture officials to raid an established farm in the company of state police. But that's what the Maine Department of Agriculture did to Quality Egg of New England and Maine Contract Farming in Turner, ME on April 1 with a search warrant and in consultation with Androscoggin County prosecutors.
Borison Arrives at Club Fed, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Oh That? Seroquel Marketing Undeterred by This Week's Deceptive Marketing Settlement When you see the ads, who would know AstraZeneca inked the largest multi-state consumer protection settlement on record relating to deceptive Seroquel marketing just this week? For $68.5 million? Only a year after inking a similar settlement related to burying side effect and safety information for $520 million with the government?
Golden Giving - Everything You Need to Know for an Enriched, Socially Conscious Retirement., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Book Review: Golden Giving - Everything You Need to Know for an Enriched, Socially Conscious Retirement Let's say you are approaching the Big 50, 60 or 70. You might feel healthy and energetic but the "R" word (retirement) is still around the corner. There are many stereotypes of retirement----the three "Gs" of golf, gardening and grandkids----but for most Baby Boomers and Generation Xers those activities will likely feel a bit empty.
Fast fattening food is making early puberty worse, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Breast development at 7? Yes it's happening in the U.S. Padded bras for kindergarten girls with growing breasts to make them more comfortable? Sixteen percent of U.S. girls experiencing breast development by the age of 7? Thirty percent by the age of 8? Clearly something is affecting the hormones of U.S. girls--a phenomenon also seen in other developed countries. Girls in poorer countries seem to be spared--until they move to developed countries.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 5, 2009
Clotheslines Are Back--and So Are Their Problems Sure, nothing beats the fragrant aura of sheets dried amidst pastoral breezes--but how about towels, assuming they even dry? Do they go in the linen closet--or in the garage as emergency sandpaper? Raise your hand if you've hung wash in the climes like Phoenix or Vegas and found your royal blue shirt converted into a robin's egg blue shirt in about two hours?
Huge, GMO-linked dairies supply some of Ben & Jerry's products, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 5, 2018
Are You Eating Meat With Drug Residues? Factory farming which confines animal "units" to minimal space to save money has been a boon for Animal Pharma. Such "efficiencies" require high use of growth-producing drugs and drugs to treat and prevent diseases caused by crowding, stress, and immobility. Despite the drugs, tragic losses from bird flu and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus have occurred which Big Food has largely kept hidden from the public.
Heidi Yewman, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 28, 2013
In 7 Minutes, for $56, a Woman with No Firearm Training Got a Gun On Her Hip The 2A backlash against Yewman was so retaliatory, it included publication of her home address and led to MS magazine's decision to scrap the rest of the series
Beware TV drug ads, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
Are You Falling for These Pharma Scare Tactics? Long before the Internet and direct-to-consumer advertising, the medical profession tried to reassure people about their health concerns. Remember "take two aspirins and call me in the morning"? Flash forward to today's online "symptom checkers"--
Underwear was big at Lollapalooza, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Humor: From Underwear to Outerwear--Notes From Lollapalooza On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock where blue jeans and headbands were the rule of the day, a new uniform was in evidence at Lollapalooza: bralettes and short shorts. Girls by the thousands flocked to the annual four-day music festival in what those of use over 30 would consider...their underwear.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 19, 2009
What Happened to Anna Wintour's October Issue? Why does Wintour's shellacked, pageboy helmet bob--last seen on Monica Lewinsky in 1999 when she was doing penance--not disqualify her fashion oeuvre? And the shrunken, osteoporosis blazers paired with A-line skirts? How about the sleeveless, abstract-floral orange print jersey dresses that look like, gulp, Butterick patterns? Am I missing something?
Questions about Kavanaugh, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 17, 2018
Is Kavanaugh as Squeaky Clean As He Says? Will sexual assault charges against Kavanaugh be ignored?
Sleep Drugs are Pharma's Cash Cow, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2019
Sleep Disorder? Pharma Thanks You If you think you are seeing a lot of ads for sleep-related drugs lately you are right. Pharma is rolling out a banquet of "sleep disorders" like Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder, Non-24-hour Sleep-Wake Disorder, Irregular Sleep Wake Rhythm, Jet Lag Disorder and Shift Work Sleep Disorder. These are on top of the predecessor conditions of Chronic, Acute, Transient, Initial and Middle-Of-The-Night Insom
New book addresses family eating traditions, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2015
An Interview with Dawn Lerman, author of My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes Interview with author of interesting new book on food and family eating traditions
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FDA Not Playing the Game Anymore Charges Miffed Wyeth CEO In the post Vioxx era, the FDA is starting to be pharma's watchdog instead of lapdog and pharma is crying poor me
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Obama-Hating NRA Down to Its Only Trick As the economy tanks, the NRA is left with only its they're-gonna-take-your-guns bullet. Unfortunately, voters care more about butter than guns right now.
Another Wonder Drug, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 11, 2011
Moms-To-Be--Are You Taking This Dangerous Drug? the parade of heart, liver and muscle complications seen with withdrawn drugs has lacked the side effect that sends shivers down the spines of consumers, regulators and drug-makers: birth defects.
There's $ in getting kids on drugs, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 10, 2014
Did you or your children use the blockbuster asthma drug Singulair? World sales of Merck's asthma drug Singulair were about $5 billion a year until 2012 when its patent expired and it was the U.S.'s seventh best-selling drug. But in September, data from an FDA committee were presented that acknowledge "safety concerns" about "neuropsychiatric adverse events, including suicide and suicide attempts" with the drug.
Public sentiment is turning against the death penalty, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 20, 2014
Breaking News--Indiana Deaths Show Plight of "Lost Women" It has not been reported yet that the seven women whose bodies were found since Friday in Indiana were involved in high-risk lifestyles. But many in the Chicago and northern Indiana area remember the 1990s reign of terror from killers who targeted such women.
Drug risks often emerge after profits are made, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2015
A Decade of Questions over a Paxil Study Leads to a Victory Do you remember Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Mylotarg, Lotronex, Propulsid, Raxar or Redux? They were all highly promoted drugs that were withdrawn for safety risks after millions used them. Sorry about that.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 27, 2009
Vet School Defends Dog Labs as Pickens gift Withdrawn Madeleine Pickens, wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, was about to gift the university's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences $5 million until she learned of the repeat and terminal surgeries performed on man's best friend in its labs and withdrew the largesse.
Guns were returned to the Waffle House suspect and others, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2018
Return a Violent Person's Guns To Him? It Happens All The Time. This is hardly the first time gun-friendly authorities have returned weapons to violent offenders. Early last year, the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect, Esteban Santiago, had his gun returned to him and proceeded to kill five and injure eight with it.
Pharma is gleeful about a Trump presidency, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Pharma Prepares for Profit Party under Trump Thanks to the new FDA Commissioner, Pharma was already celebrating
Pharma used sexism and agism to sell hormone replacement, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 21, 2017
Do You Remember This Pharma Hoax Against Women? It Is Coming Back (Part One) How did menopause become a "disease" and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) the "cure"? It began with a bestselling book in 1966 called Feminine Forever by Robert A. Wilson, a Wyeth-funded gynecologist (Wyeth was bought by Pfizer.) The book referred to postmenopausal women as "flabby," "shrunken," "dull- minded," and "desexed," and warned that "no woman can be sure of escaping the horror of this living decay."
Series: Pharma (7 Articles, 11843 views)
Helping criminals and traffickers one $ale at a time, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 27, 2013
Florida Shooter Another Previously Law Abiding Citizen Vargas, if proven to be the gunman, is the third shooter in eight months to use fire as part of his lethal rampage
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thanks A Lot, HBO, Says Meat Industry undercover "employees" with hidden cams who immortalize factory farm conditions on YouTube, websites and HBO are as big an occupational hazard to factory farmers than the ones that elicit FREEZE! IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE!
The King of Spain and CEO of Go Daddy Proudly Killed Elephants, From ImagesAttr
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Killing of Lions Goes All The Way to the White House People like the lion killing dentist have a mental sickness
States Are Lowering Hunting Ages For Children, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 4, 2017
Should 5-Year-Olds "Plink" Squirrels and "Gig" Frogs ? While most of the U.S. is trying to get guns out of the hands of children, hunting groups and state legislatures are trying to put them in. While the nation tries to mentor children academically, hunting groups and state legislatures are trying to mentor them in hunting.
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Are Your Frequent UTIs From Food You're Eating? According to new reports, bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), usually E. coli, are among the human infections rapidly developing resistance.
Revenge is YUGE with Trump, From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2017
Is THIS What Is Wrong With Trump? There is no slight--perceived or otherwise-- for which Trump will not seek retaliation. Great characteristic for a leader--NOT
Series: Martha's Bar (4 Articles, 4605 views)
Progress Report, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2011
No Food, No Drinks, No Strollers, No Change: No Wonder US Retail is Tanking Grumpy, overworked or absent employees are just the latest rung in a retail descent that began with signs in the window like No Food, No Drinks, No Strollers, No Change, No Restroom, No Soliciting, No Backpacks, No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Bills Over $20, No Credit Cards, No Special Orders, No Pets, No More Than 3 Students At A Time and even No Leaning On The Counter.
Gratitude or Entitlement?, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 29, 2019
Cartoon--More Faux Thankfulness Thanksgiving weekend is notable for its murder of turkeys, gluttony, mindless consumerism/capitalism replete with plastic waste and deer hunting--50,000 killed in Illinois alone. Entitlement, self-indulgence and environment destruction--what "gratitude."
I'm Cool!, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2013
Few Have Fur On Their Black Friday Shopping List The fur biz, like the ivory biz, is forgotten but hardly gone. Not too many Americans wear fur or buy ivory anymore--or beam at the photo of the hunter Melissa Bachman posing with her murdered lion. The problem is the bloodshed has gone overseas.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 27, 2008
What Do Immigration and Religion Have to Do with the Price of Meat? Everything! Since US immigration officials began plucking 2,000 illegal Latino workers from meat packing plants in late 2006, hundreds of Somalis have taken up the cudgel, pun intended.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 6, 2010
Remember Vioxx? Cymbalta and Lyrica May Be Vioxx 2 Though Vioxx and Bextra are gone and Celebrex is under a darkening cloud, the practice of prescribing unsafe drugs for simple pain that can just as easily be treated with older and over-the-counter drugs is alive and well.
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How to Talk to a Gun Nut (If You Must) till, after their threats, paranoia and persecution fantasies have been aired, most gun extremists settle on these five, shopworn arguments that a fourth-grader could refute.
Thanks NRA, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Another Mentally Ill Mass Shooter Passes Background Check the Navy Yard massacre will not pry federal and state lawmakers out of the NRA's grip. Lawmakers barely blinked when one of their own, Congressman Gabby Giffords, was shot in the head by a conceal and carrying legal gun-owner who was mentally ill. Nor did the death of 20 first-graders on December 14, 2012 even inspire Congress to pass universal background checks in April.
Americans have never been fatter, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Yes Americans are Gigantic But It Is Not Totally Their Fault While eating too much--and getting enough sleep--is under our control, sadly some American obesity comes from harmful food and environmental factors that did not exist until the last decade or two.
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Better Lashes Through Chemistry: New Mascara is a Drug According to patient information, Lattise- "may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible [nee irreversible]... increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent"[and] hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that LATTISE- frequently touches."
Ethics-free research, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Brave New Animals Exposed by New York Times Are Tip of Iceberg Did you read this week's New York Times' expose about the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center's experiments to help the meat industry make animals more "profitable"? The Center's experiments, funded by our tax dollars, combine the worst of factory farming with the worst of animal research. And the cruelty, which horrifies even veterinarians, is to help private industry, Big Meat, with public funds. What?
Fatal disease threatens hunting profits, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2015
Fatal Deer Disease Spreads Through US; Threatens Hunting Profits The fatal deer condition chronic wasting disease (CWD) is rapidly spreading through the US, affecting at least 22 states
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
Another Wonder Drug, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 22, 2010
How Worried Should You Be About Your Bones? While most of the world is now aware of the risks of osteoporosis, the problem with the bone drugs is: they may not work and you may not need them.
They don't want you to know about us, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 4, 2014
Animal Experimenters Jeer and Threaten Protestors Near UCLA Campus Men and women of science behaved like low-life hooligans at a UCLA demo caught on video
Vaccines are routine in US livestock, From InText
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Yes, These Drugs Are in US Meat Merck markets 49 vaccines for poultry alone to prevent diseases like fowl pox, turkey coryza, bursal disease, coccidiosis, laryngotracheitis, hemorrhagic enteritis, avian encephalomyelitis of course salmonella and E. coli. Yum.
Better kept behind closed doors, From ImagesAttr
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6 Horrifying Things About Your Pork The US pork industry is plagued by sanitation and humane violations. Soon, a Chinese company may own pork giant Smithfield Foods.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
Son of Neurontin Meets the Fibromyalgia Epidemic Drug discovery has worked better for Northwestern University than patients who take the son of Neurontin drug, Lyrica
We are eating WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
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Meat as good for you as cigarettes--WHO This week the World Health Organization announced that meat, especially processed meat, causes cancer
All the kids are doing it, From ImagesAttr
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Did You Take Risperdal? Did Your Grandma? At least 15,000 elderly people in nursing homes die a year from drugs like Risperdal said FDA drug reviewer David Graham in Congressional testimony a few years ago. Eli Lilly who makes the similar drug Zyprexa and AstraZeneca who makes Seroquel have also settled charges that they churned the elderly drug market at the price of Grandma and Grandpa's lives.
Pigs are stacked like parked cars on factory farms, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
Eating a Pig With a Wooden Leg You can't "eat cheeseburgers all day long and lose weight" said the hottie authors who come from the modeling world. "No wonder you're fat and bloated!"
Without TV we wouldn't know we were sick, From ImagesAttr
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Afraid You're Sick and Need a New Advertised Drug? Turn off the TV Pharma companies love disease awareness advertising because, unlike direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, risks and warnings of possible drug treatments do not have to be listed.
Hard Times Continue, From ImagesAttr
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Worst Radio Ads of 2012 You would never know there's a recession going on by listening to commercial radio in 2012. Car dealership ads were exceeded only by home remodeling and bank ads.
Dr. Gellad, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Think Medicare is Wasteful? Look at These Prices for Diabetes Drugs One billion dollars a year could be saved a year if Medicare adopted the VA's prescribing habits.
To Big Meat, downer cows are a financial issue, From ImagesAttr
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We're Eating WHAT? Mad Cow Reported in Ireland as US ban is Lifted Even as the U.S. lifts its 15-year import restriction on beef from Ireland (which was ground zero during mad cow scares) a likely new case of mad cow, BSE, has turned up in Ireland. Both Norway and Canada are also reporting cases of mad cow disease which they call atypical.
Many US women die from angry, armed partners, From ImagesAttr
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Have You Forgotten About Last Week's Nursing Home Massacre? The Gun Lobby Hopes So. If women regularly walked into bars and killed their husbands and everyone next to him would the male-dominated gun lobby be silent? Or would it ask how women with histories of domestic abuse who were under orders of protection managed to get guns and kill?
To Big Meat, downer cows are a financial issue, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Four Cases of Possible Human Mad Cow Raise Questions Mad cow disease (BSE or bovine spongiform encephalopathy) and the related Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) found in humans are back in the news.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 3, 2010
Are You Ashamed Of Your Family? Your Pet? Your Car? They say the opposite of shame is pride or honor but most people -- and most countries -- have a lot more of the former than the latter. While a lot of personal shame centers around age, income and weight, especially when they're going in the wrong direction, there are other rich sources of shame in life:
Clueless, vain and heartless people still wear fur, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 23, 2016
Trump Wives, Daughters Keep Fur on Fashion Map It should surprise no one that Donald Trump's greed-is-good 1980's redux includes lavish displays of fur. Daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, ex-wife Ivana and current wife Melania have all stepped out in fur notes the Daily Mail.
For Many, the Job Market is Bleak, From InText
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Humor: Feeling Hopeless and Depressed? Stop Reading the Help Wanted Ads Sure there are help wanted ads but most of us have seen the pitches before and don't fall for them. Sometimes we even talk back to them. Ambitious? Hard-working? (No, I'm a lazy slacker!) Career minded? (No I want my name on my shirt forever!)
US finds a fourth mad cow, From ImagesAttr
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It's Baaaaaack--US finds Fourth Mad Cow This week's announcement has already cost the US export business. Ninety-eight percent of US beef exports evaporated within 24 hours when the US's first mad cow was discovered in Washington state in 2003.
Why Do I Drink?, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Out of New Diseases and Blank Checks from Insurers, Pharma Targets Alcoholics Pharma is now targeting the nation's millions of alcoholics and drugs addicts as its new revenue source. Like energetic kids who are really hyperactive and people with normal life problems who are really depressed, alcoholics and drug addicts, we are now told, really have a brain disease!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Bone Drug/Cancer News Highlights Women's Risky Therapy Choices Many women receiving menopausal treatments today are too young to remember the old American folk tune, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly even though the song could be written about them.
Increasingly consumers want to know how their food was produced, From ImagesAttr
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This Factory Farming Apologist Now Counseling Trump He defended Michael Vick's dogfighting. He followed environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. across the country to bash his anti-factory farm speeches. Now he is counseling Trump
Macy's Has Finally Banned Fur, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2019
Macy╩╝s Finally Bans Fur: Will It Weaken the Bloody Industry? The world is slowly waking up to the cruelty and non-necessity of killing animals for mere fashion though activists have protested the cruelty for decades.
New faces on the clown car, From ImagesAttr
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New Faces on the Clown Car
Is your doctor .trained. by sales reps?, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2015
Did Your Doctor Pass These Drug-Company Funded "Courses"? A 2008 course called "Bipolar disorder: individualizing treatment to improve patient outcomes, part 2" was taught by teachers who were fundedby Abbott, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Wyeth, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Shire and four more drug companies.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2009
Start Your Engines Drug Reps! FDA Panel Says Yes to Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon for Kids! Still the elephant in the room at the proceedings was why drugs that are already available off-label need FDA approval at all--and why it's urgent that kids showing symptoms be Treated Now.
Cheney's hunt club displayed a Confederate flag, From ImagesAttr
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Who Remembers Dick Cheney's Bout with the Confederate Flag? A photographer from the New York Daily News managed to get on the premises and snapped a photo of a Confederate flag displayed in a Clove Valley Rod & Gun Club garage!
Wet Markets Caused Covid, From InText
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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.
Wolfberry Farm Berries Closeup Ningxia 174, From WikimediaPhotos
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Yes, Some Detox Therapies Work Say Scientific Studies Environmental toxins are everywhere including endocrine disruptors, phthalates, plastics like bisphenol A, pesticides like triclosan, herbicides like glyphosate (Roundup) and much more. In lieu of removing this morbid legacy from Big Chem, Big Food and so-called consumer companies, scientific reports say some natural remedies can help.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 27, 2012
Loose and Non-Existent Background Checks Cost Women's Lives In Spate of Salon Shootings Innocent women killed because of NRA and politicians in its pocket
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Chicago Gun Shop Linked to Thousands of Street Guns Screams "Unfair" About $25 Gun Tax Cook County, where Chicago resides, pays approximately $52,000 for each gunshot victim it treats, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . 670 gunshot victims came through the county hospital's emergency room doors in 2011.
Thanks to Pharma marketing, Americans are over-screened, over-diagnosed and over-medicated, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2018
Do You Have These Diseases? Pharma Hopes So In the excellent book, Generation RX, Greg Critser traces the history of direct-to-consumer advertising and unveils early concerns from major drug companies that it would raise fears of disease, sell unnecessary pills and corrupt the doctor/patient relationship. That's exactly what has happened and Pharma is lamenting it all the way to the bank.
Big Meat Keeps Animal Pandemics Out of the News, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Big Meat Doesn't Want You to Know About This New Disease Have you ever heard of African swine fever (ASF) caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV)? A fourth of the world's pigs have died from it just this year -- half of all of China's pigs -- but like previous food animal pandemics, Big Meat has managed to keep it out of the news.
DTC advertising spreads fear of diseases, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2015
Do You Have Cyberchondria? You Have Drug Ads to Thank If You Do As a tongue-in-check affliction called "cyberchondria" quickly developed, rare conditions were "sold" to a wide population like "restless legs" or made more serious like GERD--which was generally considered to be heartburn before DTC advertising
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"Naughty" Pharma Still Got Christmas Presents From FDA in 2009 The FDA gave he Christmas present of approving Seroquel and Zyprexa for children and hence, Medicaid reimbursement even as its own Division of Pharmacovigilance (DPV) reported a "a direct association between adverse metabolic effects of treatment with atypical antipsychotics" and children! A hypothesis the DPV report says is "provocative" and requires "robust" followup.
Drug Marketing Often Appears as News Content, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 21, 2018
Pharma Has Good Friends in Media and Academia Before the Internet, there was a strict firewall in newspapers and magazines between news and ads and ads were even marked "advertisement" to leave no doubt. Not anymore.
Pharma used offensive ads to sell Risperdal, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 30, 2017
How Offensive Ads Sell Drugs For Pharma How did Pharma become the third most lucrative U.S. industry? In addition to millions doled out federal lawmakers and medical groups, it uses the world's best ad agencies and public relations firms to "move product."
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The Politician Dilemma, From ImagesAttr
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Thank You For Arming Nutters, NRA But an NRA brochure posted on the Internet in 2007 called Freedom in Perilhe United Nations, animal rights activists, illegal aliens, Katie Couric, Rosie O'Donnell, George Soros, Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi, Sens. John Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with crude drawings.
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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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 22, 2008
Mad Cow Scare In Cattle Country Ten years ago, Oprah Winfrey was in town courtesy of Texas cattlemen who sued her for disparaging hamburgers on her show. P.S. She won. Now mad cow is back in the news as the Amarillo Public Health Department confirms a hospitalized local woman is being tested for the human variety--and cattle futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are tanking.
Helping criminals and traffickers one $ale at a time, From ImagesAttr
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How the NRA Deliberately Helps Criminals Behind the Public's Back--Part 1 current gun crime methodology is right out of an old episode of Columbo , Baretta or Miami Vice , before desk computers, thanks to the NRA. Let's get those bad guys.
Depression is a gold mine for Pharma, From ImagesAttr
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Opioids for Depression? Not So Fast Says An FDA Advisory Committee The mental illness "franchise" has been very good to Pharma. While it could not "grow" the number of people with actual schizophrenia, it has successfully grown those diagnosed with amorphous "schizoaffective" and bipolar disorders and, of course, depression.
Cop wannabes with big egos, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 11, 2015
Can You Believe This Gun Carrier Myth? Carriers tend to be paranoid and unbalanced but many are also grandiose
Hitchhiking disappeared, From Uploaded
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2019
Humor: Remembering "Businessmen" and Hippies Brief cases served an important social function. They were instant status. They told the world the men had jobs--they were "businessmen" who went to the office every day. ("Corporate executive" hadn't been invented yet.) Their dads had worn hats and hid behind newspapers on commuter trains for the same reason.
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Patients Reported Fractures Caused by Bone Drug Long Before Health Industry Last month, the New York Times reported that researchers were "puzzled" by the role of bisphosphonate osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax in "rare thighbone fractures."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 15, 2008
Service? Declining Retail Sector Will Special Order It for You It's no secret the US retail sector is hurting as the holidays approach, having just reported its worst quarter since 1992. But how much is its own fault with its ubiquitous anti-service signs like, No Food, No Drinks, No Strollers, No Change, No Restroom, No Soliciting, No Backpacks, No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Bills Over $20, No Credit Cards, No Special Orders, No Pets and No More Than 3 Students At A Time.
After many years, jeans are back, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2009
Ann Coulter To Kiss No Babies on Book Tour Ann Coulter could practice law or model clothes. She could teach first grade and single-handedly solve the problem of kids calling the teacher Mommy. She could work in a health insurance office and deny claims for a living. But for some reason--book sales? personality quirk?-- she would rather serve as a right wing pi˝ata, albeit a small one, to the media
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 16, 2010
An Animal Researcher and a Comedian In a PowerPoint presentation at a National Institute on Aging workshop which appeared on the NIA web site until July one researcher finds the primates who will give their lives to science...funny.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
The Doctor Won't See You Now: New Training Helps Prescribers Cope With Pharma Over Promotion Eight years later, after thousands were harmed or killed from such off-label marketing -- Neurontin could only be legally promoted for seizures and post-shingles nerve pain -- a judgment against Pfizer awarded $430 million to the nation's Attorneys General who earmarked $21 million for training products for prescribers to help prevent future Neurotins.
Yes Your Cat Can Get Covid-19, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Lockdown means extra walks, From Uploaded
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Coronavirus observation Coronavirus observation from those not on smart phones
Americans won't work in US slaughterhouses for the wages paid, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2018
Another Slaughterhouse Raid Turns Up Abuses On April 5, with helicopters chopping above, 97 workers, mostly Hispanic, were detained----leaving a workforce of only three. Thirty-two of the detainees were released the same day, 54 were kept in detention and 10 were arrested for defying previous deportation orders.
Pharma finds new market in seniors, From InText
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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."
Whether Kosher or Halal, Ritual Slaughter is Cruel, From ImagesAttr
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Both Kosher and Halal Slaughter Cruel Even though some Jews and Muslims might be bitter enemies, meat is one thing they agree on: Muslims "often substitute kosher foods when their own ritually produced and certified halal foods are not available," reports the Sioux City Journal.
USDA does quick mad cow damage control, From ImagesAttr
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USDA Does Damage Control Over New Mad Cow----Will It Work? The USDA has a spotted track record with mad cow disease
Few to no Americans work in US slaughterhouses, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Big Meat's Dirty Little Secret: Few Jobs For Americans Few to no Americans work as knockers, stickers, bleeders, tail rippers, flankers, gutters, sawers and plate boners in U.S. slaughterhouses for under ten dollars an hour
Urban Birds Are Evolving, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 27, 2018
Look How Urban Birds Have Adapted to Man It is not a surprise that urban birds have lost their fear of man and changed their behavior from living in built environment. What is a surprise is how quickly it has occurred.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Are You Eating This Pork? Working in a hot, fly and manure infested hog barn amid screams of 2,784 sows, 483 sows with litters, 864 gilts, 5,400 nursery pigs and 15 boars could make anyone snap. But some of the workers sound snapped before working at Country View.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 24, 2010
Unsafe At Any Dose: Deaths Seen with Hormone Therapy in JAMA Pharma's lucrative estrogen plus progestin combo is already known to increase the chance of getting breast cancer by 26 percent. But an article in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows hormone therapy also increases the chance of dying from breast cancer, as follow-ups are conducted on women who took it.
Pharma tries to downplay SSRI birth defect risks, From ImagesAttr
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Government Fights Zika While Allowing These Birth-Defect Linked Drugs In 2005, the FDA warned ´┐╝´┐╝health care professionals and patients that the SSRI Paxil "increases the risk for birth defects, particularly heart defects, when women take it during the first three months of pregnancy."
We should eat lab animals says the new FDA commissioner, From ImagesAttr
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Let Them Eat Lab Animals Says US FDA Commissioner FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has written that he thinks leftover lab animals, which will increasingly be clones, should be eaten.
Be careful what you wish for, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 25, 2016
That's Not What I Asked For--Christmas Humor Comic Some say Christmas is too materialistic--some say not materialistic enough
Series: cartoons (50 Articles, 48320 views), Martha's Bar (4 Articles, 4605 views)
Fewer people eat meat every year in the US, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2015
We're eating WHAT? Turkey Bacon Products Recall Puts Focus on Meat Adulteration Once again a widely distributed meat product is being recalled. Kraft Heinz Foods announced it is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be "adulterated" because they may spoil before the "Best When Used By" date.
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Yum, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 9, 2014
Five Gross Ways Your Meat is Kept Safe to Eat Big Meat has found some novel ways to retard the growth of salmonella, E.coli and listeria on commercially grown meat--but it does not necessarily want people to know about them and they are conspicuously absent from labels.
A Healthy Drink--for Dairy Industry Revenues, From ImagesAttr
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Everyone Loves "Got Milk" Ads--But They Don't Sell Milk (and Their Claims are False) Selling milk looks easy and even fun when you see the celebrity "milk mustache" ads. "Got Milk?" ads may be the most recognizable and spoofed of all ad campaigns but they are probably also the least successful: milk sales have actually fallen every year since the ads began admit the agencies charged with selling milk.
Big Meat hopes we forget about this pig disease, From ImagesAttr
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Is There More to the Bacon Shortage Than Reported? The pork industry doesn't mind news stories about bacon and how people love it so much they will probably be willing to pay more if there is a shortage What it does mind are stories about the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak of 2013 and 2014 in which one tenth of all U.S. pigs died. Yes, you read that right.
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
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Humor cartoon Republicans on Amtrak Republican lawmakers were on their way to a retreat when an accident happened
Pharma Wants You To Be Sick, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 26, 2018
Don't Fall for TV Ads That "Sell" Diseases Most of us have our guard up when it comes to TV drug ads. We know the butterflies, sunsets and puppies are designed to distract us from terms like "blood clot," "heart attack," "stroke," "seizure," "life-threatening allergic reaction" and "death." We realize the audio----if not the video----is actually telling us why we don't want to "ask our doctor" about the advertised drug.
Crown, a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum by conceptual artist Todd Pavl, From ImagesAttr
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Is This Art Installation Too Risky Or Offensive To Display? 24 years after a sadomasochistic photo installation by the late Robert Mapplethorpe, Cincinnati is back in the news for a controversial art exhibit
Making Cows Cannibals Caused Mad Cow, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 14, 2013
More Bad News About Red Meat If red meat had a publicity agent, he or she would be fired by now. Publicity agents are supposed to plant positive news about their client and kill any negative publicity. But ever since James Garner, the face of the "Real Food for Real People" beef campaign, suffered a heart attack in 1988, there has been nothing but bad publicity about red meat.
Karen Smith murdered by husband, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 14, 2017
San Bernardino Murders--Latest Example of Gendercide This week's San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson is a case in point. Despite a 30-year history of battery charges and domestic violence allegations, he was not barred from legally buying a gun and killed his wife and a student this week.
Fast Food Is Cheap Thanks to Foreign Labor, From ImagesAttr
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Are Animal Rights Activists Winning or Losing On the Farm? There is not a long line to fill jobs whose descriptions are, "Remove dead animals from 98 degree ammonia-infused pens wearing face mask, $8 an hour possible, depending on experience."
Pharma, the FDA and Medicine Have Known About Breast Cancer Links to the Pill for Decades, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer--How Could That Happen? While Pharma, the FDA and the medical establishment collectively plead "Who Knew"-- they knew. Almost 50 years ago the breast cancer risks of hormonal birth control pills were exposed by Barbara Seaman in The Doctor's Case Against the Pill and reiterated in her follow-up book The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Has Psychiatry Become Unhinged? This Doctor Says Yes do psychiatrists, motivated by mysteries of the human mind and the desire to help people, really want to become mere "pill pushers" whose only contact with patients is 15 minute "med checks" as they hand patients off to less trained professionals for "therapy"?
Bush promoted big-game, trophy hunting, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 3, 2018
George H. W. Bush Loved Lion Hunting As the nation eulogizes George H. W. Bush, few mention that Bush along with former Vice President Dan Quayle and the late Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. were proud members of Safari Club International (SCI), a shockingly bloodthirsty group that promotes Teddy Roosevelt style big-game trophy hunting
Mainstream media parrots Pharma's marketing to women, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Women Don't Fall for Pharma Commercials in Mainstream Media This week the New York Times does some heavy lifting for Pharma screening and drugs. "Ladies...consider getting your bone density checked," Jane Brody writes in its Science section. There is "solid evidence that treatment with a bone-preserving or bone-building drug is beneficial when a bone density test reveals a level of bone loss defined as osteoporosis in the spine or a hip." Pharma thanks her.
The good news and bad, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hormones: Still Pushed by Pharma; Still Dangerous The medical press trumpeted again this month the shopworn pharma factoid that menopausal hormones may be good for you, not bad. This is at least the eighth time researchers have tried to resuscitate the therapy and its franchise profits since a government study linked it to cancer and heart disease in 2002.
Mental Health, Inc. exposes the shocking new field of behavioral health, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 7, 2018
Book Review Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens This excellent new book exposes how "indifferent professional associations, pharmaceutical-subsidized patient advocacy groups and government regulators that either push a drug-industry agenda or fail to halt what amounts to an epidemic of behavioral health malpractice" enable Pharma's worst excesses.
Vaccine envy, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Was Perry Wrong to Push HPV Vaccine? Whether you are against politicians helping Pharma loot our health care dollars or mandatory medicine, Texas Governor Rick Perry's facilitation of Merck's Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, has angered Repubicans and Democrats alike.
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"Ethics Lesson" Gets Teacher Who Mixed Food With Art Fired Food and art don't mix in the classroom a Chicago area middle school teacher recently found out. Not when you sprinkle in ethics.
Who needs warnings?, From ImagesAttr
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Thank you Hillary for Exposing Big Pharma Price Profiteering It is no secret that now that Lipitor, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Singular, Concerta, Cymbalta, Abilify and other blockbusters have gone off patent, Pharma is pricing drugs in the four digits to stay a Wall Street darling. Even generics, are ballooning in price as part of the profit party-- though there are no R&D costs attached to them and it is pure caprice.
Thanks for sharing!, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 17, 2015
Cartoon humor Dog 12-Step Group Recovering dogs
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What Background Check?, From ImagesAttr
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 30, 2014
"Carrying" in Chicago is dropping crime says Washington Times as 42 are shot and 5 die last weekend Few consider Washington Times, founded by the Unification Church to fight Communism, a valid news source. Still the paper's "news" this week that Chicago carriers were stopping crime is right out of the Onion
Bon appetit, From ImagesAttr
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They Want Us to Eat What? Doubts About GM Salmon Part Two When FDA food scientists Kathleen Jones and Kevin Greenlees presented AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon allergy studies at 2010 hearings, members on the committee considering the approval were appalled at the "science.
If eggs are good for the heart, cigarettes are good for the lungs, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2018
Eggs Good For Your Heart? Not Likely! Last week consumers heard the news that "an egg a day may reduce heart disease risk." Cynics might ask does a cigarette a day reduce the risk of lung cancer too?
Meat Alternatives and Lab-Grown Meat Are Threatening the Traditional Meat Industry, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Americans' New Food Preferences Threaten Big Agriculture Whether egg-free mayo, non-dairy milks or meat alternatives, the U.S.'s food preferences are clearly changing. A full halfof Americans surveyed said they would support a ban on slaughterhouses and would prefer slaughter-free such as "lab-grown meat" and animal-free meat. Sixty percent of U.S. consumers claim to be reducing their consumption of meat-based products. Of those cutting back, 55 percent say the change is permanent.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2009
Are VA Protocols Behind Iraq Soldier Suicides? 80 percent of troops with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are given drugs that didn't exist during other wars.
What would the Founding Fathers say about this?, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Massage Therapists and Manicurists Need Training--But Not Gun Carriers? Yet despite frequent gun accidents, an increasing number of states are passing laws calling training requirements illegal. Why? Because requiring people who carry lethal weapons to know how to handle or shoot them violates the Second Amendment
Start 'em Young, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 18, 2011
New Year's Resolutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry We'll stop conducting clinical trials on people in poor countries who think they're getting medical care.
Rep talk, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 24, 2014
Patient Front Groups Give Our Tax Dollars to Big Pharma Big Pharma and its patient front groups are livid that the heisting of US taxpayers dollars could be curtailed.
Huge, GMO-linked dairies supply some of Ben & Jerry's products, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 22, 2018
Ben & Jerry's Not as Green As Many Think Many people remember Ben & Jerry's original "hippie," natural, anti-corporate image when it was founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont. But over the years, its eco-friendly, family farmed image has eroded, highlighted by its sale to Anglo-Dutch multinational food giant Unilever in 2000 and culminating with the Organic Consumers Association's shocking discovery last year of Monsanto's glyphosate (Roundup) in Ben & Jerry's produ
I thought you said......, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Arsenic, Antibiotics and Asthma Drugs in Your Turkey? Yes! ractopamine is also banned in Europe, Taiwan and China, where 1,700 ractopamine "poisonings" were reported and ractopamine-produced pork was seized in 2007. (You have to worry when China calls a food unsafe.)
NRA to Families of Slain: Drop Dead, From ImagesAttr
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NRA to Families of Slain: Drop Dead Guns are love says the NRA after the second biggest school shooting in US history
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 21, 2010
Why You Should Care About the University of Miami NIH Scandal UM President Donna Shalala, former Health and Human Services secretary, allowed the hiring of the poster boy for conflicts of interest without a job posting, national search, search committee or vote from UM psychiatry faculty.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 21, 2009
Earth to Fur Designers This year at Fashion Week people lack jobs clothing budgets and entertainment budgets for the few places they could wear fur (the opera and then there's the opera.) Even charities and arts events are folding.
Tyson has checkered past, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2015
Animal, Worker and Environmental Abuse? Tyson Tops The List Animal abuse is only part of Tyson's abusive track record. There is also worker and environmental abuse, abuse of consumers through risky products and charges of wrongdoing at the state and federal level.
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
They are doing WHAT to birds?, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 27, 2016
Pay No Attention to those Videos, Say Factory Farmers Many factory farmers and ag professionals are miffed that the days of "it's-none- of-your-business" farming are over. Once upon a time, consumers cared only about the price and wholesomeness of food and didn't worry about--or investigate--its origins and "disassembly." Now consumers increasingly want to know how an animal lived, died, and even what it ate in between
Without TV we wouldn't know we were sick, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 22, 2014
Hey Doc--I think I Have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency! Have you ever noticed how Big Pharma in the United States has things exactly backwards? Instead of developing new pills that people need like non-addictive painkillers and antibiotics for resistant infections, it develops new diseases.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 6, 2008
What Do Men Know About PMS? Except To Duck? Why do men give PMS advice?
Most people gain weight as they age, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2015
Are Men Falling for the Same Hormone Con as Women? Of course everyone (except hormone hawkers) realizes that people lose hormones because they age, they do not age because they lose hormones
How tight are Big Pharma firms with government?, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 10, 2016
Did Novartis and Genentech Get Away with This Big Marketing Scam? Xolair, (omalizumab), developed from humanized rodent cells (yes, you read that right), is part of Big Pharma's new wave of bio-engineered liquid drugs, rolled out when blockbusters like Lipitor and Viagra went off patent.
Many ignore .well-regulated. and .militia. in the Second Amendment, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 4, 2017
New Year's Resolutions for the NRA for 2017 The patriotic NRA says terrorist suspects on the Watch List should be able to buy guns. ISIS thanks them
That's Entertainment--Not, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2017
Cartoon comic humor--Dogs Discuss "A DOG'S PURPOSE" Animals discuss new movie not necessarily positively
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Another Toddler Shoots His Mother "Carrying" has become so accepted, people treat their guns like cell phones. Look what happens.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 10, 2013
1,556 US Gun Owners Tried to Board Planes With Weapons Last Year Recently, Shemane Nugent, wife of gun extremist Ted Nugent, "forgot" she had a Smith and Wesson .38 Special revolver in her carry-on bag with five rounds and 10 additional rounds in a side pocket at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Her lawyer called it an "honest mistake."
Clickbait threatens newspapers and books, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 1, 2017
Why Are Newspapers and Books Waning? Clickbait is One Reason The book business is struggling with nonreaders and how long a book takes to produce. They are old before they are new. Time-tested authors like Tom Wolfe, Eric Schlosser, Barbara Ehrenreich, Elizabeth Gilbert and even Bob Woodward no longer "chart" like they once did.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 4, 2010
Dairy Gothic: Cows Stabbed With Pitchforks at Ohio farm Only five months after Mercy For Animals' undercover video at Willet Dairy aired on Nightline and inspired legislation to prevent future abuses, a new Mercy For Animals dairy video has even ag professionals crying uncle.
Humor Cartoon--Wishful Thinking about Trump, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Humor Cartoon--Wishful Thinking About Trump Overheard in a bar after a news cast about Ford this week. Apparently wishful thinking
Slaughter free meat is a breakthrough, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 27, 2019
Slaughter-free Meat is "Fake"? It is hard to believe that "meat" that excludes slaughter, grazing, ranching, CAFOs, feed needs, toxic run off and many drugs given to the animals would be attacked by anyone but the meat industry.
Dispensable according to Big Ag, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 22, 2014
Big Ag is OK With Farm Fires as it Fights Guidelines Big Ag groups says that installing fire protection systems presents "staggering costs in the billions of dollars"
Jail are not mental health facilities, From ImagesAttr
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Jails Are the Biggest Asylums in the Nation Says Rep. Patrick Kennedy at Health Forum "I have been out to Cook County Jail myself," Rep. Kennedy told me in a one-on-one interview. "It is the largest mental health facility in the nation."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 30, 2010
Do You Have Low T? Circadian Dysrhythmia? Pharma Hopes So But pharma's recent plan to move from mass-market molecules into more lucrative vaccines and biologics did not see the anti-vaxer movement coming: millions of Americans saying You Want to Vaccinate Me -- and My Child -- with WHAT?? and condemning vials of H1N1, rotavirus, MMR vaccines and Gardasil and Cervarix to sit, well, way past their expiration dates.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 30, 2008
With Mad Cow, The Only Thing Cattlemen Have To Fear Is the Press Itself Texas doesn't want to risk its beef industry or "multi-billion dollar hunting industry" as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission refers to it, because of a mere food scare.
Profit warning, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 23, 2012
We're Eating WHAT? McDonald's-Linked Slaughterhouse Shut Down This week's suspension of Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, CA for abuses against sick and dying cows, recorded by Compassion Over Killing, shows that little has changed in the nation's slaughterhouses since the school lunch scandal four years ago.
Big Food Is Keeping Our Kids Fat, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Not Lovin' It! The Sordid Side of McDonald's Activists have decried its treatment of workers and industrialized food production. The international community has deplored McDonald's trade practices and protectionism. Animal activists oppose its wholesale commodification of animals. Public health experts condemn its unhealthy, fattening food. And there's more
Teddy Roosevelt Loved to Kill Animals, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Is Animal Violence Approaching a "Me Too" Moment? Some say we are approaching a "me too" moment in which public figures' love of animal violence will be no different than their abusing a partner or committing rape. It will no longer be ignored or condoned as "boys will be boys."
Pharma uses Medicare as its ATM, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Will Pharma Defeat the New Medicare Proposal as It Did in 2014? In 2014, the Obama administration sought the same "price relief" for Medicare but was defeated by Pharma lobbyists. At the time, 100 pills of the "protected" psych drug Abilify cost $1,644, 100 pills of the "protected" psych drug Geodon cost $958, 100 pills of the "protected" psych drug Invega cost $1,789 and 100 pills of the "protected" psych drug Seroquel cost $2,000
Stalking moms pushing strollers, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 9, 2014
Once Again, NRA Shoots Its Own Moderates The NRA's tactics are reminiscent of the saying about what to do if a tiger is chasing you and your friend. You don't have to run faster than the tiger, says the joke, just faster than your friend. Who will be the NRA's next target that runs too slow?
Don't Ask, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 22, 2011
Catfish Slaughter at Texas Facility Sparks Outrage and Turns Stomachs Employees at Catfish Corner, near Mesquite, skin and dismember catfish that clearly fight for their lives to the very end.
Yum, From ImagesAttr
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Should Meat and Milk From Clones Be Labeled? Europe Says Yes Europe's food safety groups are insisting that meat or milk products from the offspring of clones be labeled and traceable. The FDA says they should not be labeled.
The Reducetarian Foundation is Launching an #EatWithLove Campaign., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2016
"This Valentine's Day, Treat Your Date To A Gourmet Veggie Burger and Don't Forget The Wine!" Says Reducetarian Foundati If you want to cut down on meat but not go vegan or vegetarian you are a reducetarian, says the group
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 20, 2010
Would You Use a Home DNA Kit? San Diego-based Pathway Genomics Corporation planned to place the Insight Saliva Collection Kits in 6,000 Walgreen stores until the FDA said, "you're selling WHAT?" and it put its plans on hold
Thanks NRA, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Gun Owners On "Winning Streak" Boasts Illinois NRA Gun owners are on a "winning streak" Todd Vandermyde, the NRA's lobbyist in Illinois, told news media. Chicago-area lawmakers in the General Assembly "had better realize that," he threatened.
Hefner made millions commodifying women, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 28, 2017
Will Hugh Hefner Be Remembered as a Visionary or a Flesh Peddler? Some credit Hefner, with his eternal bathrobe and pipe, with helping the nation lose its 1950s Puritanism and gray flannel workaholism and enjoy recreational sex and drugs. Women, whose lives could be ruined at the time by unwanted pregnancies, were no longer "bad" if they consented to sex thanks to the Playboy philosophy.
Is Racism a Side Effect of Ambien?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The Ambien Made Me Do It Says Roseanne Barr Is a side effect of Ambien racism and anti-Semitism? Or does it simply lower someone's inhibitions so their innate racism and anti-Semitism come out? Disgraced TV star Roseanne Barr says taking Ambien explains her recent tweets which instantly moved ABC to cancel her show.
Pelt profits, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 17, 2012
For Some Black Friday is Black Fur-Day In addition to cruel methods of killing the animals, furs from China that are labeled gae-wolf, goupee, Asian wolf, China wolf and Mongolia dog have been found to be from...gulp...dogs and cats.
After the interview, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2011
Are You Addicted to Starbucks? How did Bucks convince America that Happy Hour should be wired not wasted and that they have a Macchiato deficiency that requires five dollars and 500 calories a day to treat? Are the sleeping pills Ambien and Lunesta lucky beneficiaries or was some kind of quid pro quo arranged?
The Jordan Davis shooting followed the Trayvon Martin shooting, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2015
Who remembers this Stand-Your-Ground Case Months After Trayvon Martin? Zimmerman did not invoke Florida's Stand Your Ground law in his defense but George Dunn, a 47-year-old software developer charged with murdering Jordan Davis, did and a new Sundance documentary covers his trial.
C'mon Guys!, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Message from the NRA to its Supporters This is serious!
Series: cartoons (50 Articles, 48320 views)
Different coping mechanisms, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2020
Cartoon: How Are People Sheltering in Place? What are people doing during the stay at home order? There are two extremes
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 6, 2010
Paralysis and Alcoholism Funny? Yes Said Cartoonist John Callahan The year was 1989. Millions of wheelchair-users were about to be recognized for the first time by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Millions more had came out of "family abuse" closets to join Adult Children of Alcoholics 12-step groups. And John Callahan's just published autobiography, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, made fun of both. Callahan passed away last week at the age of 59.
We invaded Iraq because......, From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 16, 2014
Iraq Meltdown Shows Folly of Original Invasion Conservatives blame the Iraq crisis on the lack of troops remaining. Progressives said the invasion was wrong to begin with.
Most mass shooters are clearly mentally ill yet legal gun owners, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 8, 2017
Tried to Strangle His Girlfriend, Heard Voices--Gun Cheerfully Returned to Him Santiago is one of three recent murderers given back his gun by authorities. He heard voices yet was a legal gun owner
Get Ready for the FDA to Get Worse, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Who Says These Drugs Are Safe? Big Pharma Senator Bernie Sanders says he opposes the confirmation of Califf. "Instead of listening to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry and their 1,400 lobbyists, it is about time that the FDA and Congress started listening to the overwhelming majority of the American people"
Food Consumers Beware, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2019
Beware These Foods From mercury in tuna and wood pulp in parmesan cheese to ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. Coli (called "pink slime"), the press does a good job exposing the dangerous and deceptive practices of Big Food. The problem is, the public forgets about the food risk or contamination, assuming that reform is in the works and that is just fine with Big Food. Often nothing changes.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 29, 2010
Salmonella with Your Omelet? Don't forget Stroke and Ovarian Cancer In addition to salmonella, eggs are the highest cholesterol food known to man, causing the heart attacks and stroke 33.5 million Americans take statins to avoid. Hello? They are also linked to diabetes, ovarian cancer and contain antibiotic residues.
The Internet has enabled greater public shame, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 19, 2016
Does America Always Forgive Disgraced Public Figures? Not These Transgressors! There are limits to what we will tolerate from public figures. Despite Eliot Spitzer's successes as New York Attorney General, and later as Governor he was forced to resign in 2008 over charges of employing prostitutes. Since then new allegations have surfaced
Author Brene Brown with Oprah Winfrey, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 14, 2017
Interview with Brene' Brown about Embracing Our Vulnerability and Imperfections As the media dish up perfect people whose appearance, happiness and talent we can never expect to match, it is easy to sink into shame, self-contempt and maladaptive coping like food, alcohol and drug dependence.
Second careers, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 25, 2011
Who Are These Old People at My Class Reunion? Where are the people who failed economically, professionally, socially, romantically and bodily? They don't show up!
Pharma reps discuss aspirin news, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2010
Now Praised, Six Years Ago Aspirin Was Denigrated by Vioxx Marketing It has only been six years since the COX-2 specific inhibitor Vioxx was billed as a super aspirin that didn't have aspirin's "risks" by Merck. Widely advertised and pitched by Olympians Dorothy Hamill and Bruce Jenner, Vioxx turned out to double the risk of heart attack and was withdrawn from the market in 2004.
What next--the ice cream diet?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2012
Milk for PMS and Weight Loss--More Failed Marketing Part II Milk marketing materials stopped claiming that milk makes drinkers lose weight, instead saying it doesn't necessarily add weight --which is pretty different.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Is A Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis the Latest Mania? In his latest book, Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder (the John Hopkins University Press) David Healy, author of Let Them Eat Prozac, looks at the historic roots of our current "medicalized distress" in which half the population is said to suffer a mental illness at some point in life and babies are diagnosed in utero as bipolar.
creeping obesity, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 21, 2011
The Few The Proud The Thin In a report released last fall by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the United States is the fattest of 33 countries. Mexico and New Zealand are next runners up with India and Indonesia the thinnest.
We are eating WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 7, 2016
Are You Ingesting Estrogen Without Knowing It? In 2011, the United Kingdom's Daily Mail observed that women's bra cup sizes were growing even when the women themselves were not gaining weight and speculated it was estrogen exposure
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 26, 2010
Recession Over? Not on the Radio! Men: do you want to be bigger and thicker where it counts? Once upon a time, it was advertising about women's flow that raised questions of taste on broadcast media
Paranoid vigilantes running national gun policy, From ImagesAttr
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Life Threatened by Loud Music, Skittles or Popcorn? Yes Say Armed Vigilantes! Once vigilante-style cop wannabas are armed, anyone from a kid carrying Skittles or playing music too loud to someone texting his daughter or throwing popcorn at the movie theater looks like a "bad guy" to be shot and killed.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Remembering Woodstock's Women Musicians: Both of Them Despite Collins' 2004 book America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, she's yet to comment on the "position" of women performers at Woodstock--both of them, Joplin and Slick--which was probably as Black Power leader Stokely Carmichael said of women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) "prone."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 11, 2016
Many Predict Trump Will Hate Being President Trump will be bigly bored as president--things will no longer be HIS WAY
Series: cartoons (50 Articles, 48320 views)
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 6, 2009
Can We Have An Overweight Surgeon General? Isn't Obama himself a smoker? Doesn't his chief White House economic adviser, Larry Summers, require a reinforced chair not just for his adiposity but his narcolepsy in high level meetings? (Or was his nap, shown in a New York Times photo, a sugar coma?)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2009
Fished Killed; Waterways Poisoned by Illinois Destroyer of Natural Resources This week Illinois DNR practiced its poisonomics, again and dosed six miles of the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal (CSSC) to save the $7 billion sport fishing industry from invasive carp and protect boaters from being "attacked" by carp which can "leap out of the water" and strike them.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 5, 2008
Wanna Buy a Car Lot Full of SUVs? Thanks to US gas prices, SUVs have become the Thanks to US gas prices, SUVs have become the fur coats of the automotive industry: ostentatious, outdated, hard to defend and even harder to maintain.
Nothing has been learned from Covid, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
Where did the sun go?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 19, 2017
Humor Thoughts About the Eclipse The world will plunge into darkness but didn't that happen 8 months ago?
Shredding the news spin, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2015
Pets Weigh in on Animas River Spill and the Price of Eggs Spin from the EPA and the egg industry does not get past these "bottom readers"
Series: cartoons (50 Articles, 48320 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2010
Wyeth Is As Contrite As AIG Months after a Sen. Charles Grassley-led investigation into its ghostwriting and the unretracted falsified science it planted in medical journals, he hormone giant is behind new articles in the Journal of Women's Health and Menopause.
Cruel and hypocritical, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 26, 2014
Another Botched Execution (Wilbur/Rosenberg) As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, legal scholar in New York and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.
Good for Wall Street; Good for You, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 30, 2011
Was Early Menopause Hormone More Pharma Spin? the evidence for a "timing theory" was nothing more than some Godforsaken ovariectomized primates at Wake Forest and Mount Sinai medical schools behind three security doors, trials at major medical centers conducted by several Wyeth-linked researchers and pharma supplication to Wall Street.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 25, 2007
FDA Official Leaves as He Came in: Serving Wall Street In his opeds in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Scott Gottlieb shows why he was never FDA material
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Doctors Boo Obama in Chicago the 236,000 member AMA which represents a fourth of the nation's practicing physicians, has always been obstructionist--fighting managed care, cost controls, posted fees, politicians, insurance companies, nurses and even a physician "glut" in the past.
Sick Workers Are Closing Slaughterhouses, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 13, 2020
Meat Workers Die from COVID-19 virus; Slaughterhouses Close COVID-19 has closed US slaughterhouses and killed workers. Another, coronavirus, native to pork and as underreported as COVID-19 (until the pandemic), is established in China.
Farmers Not Perturbed By Livestock Burning to Death, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Greedy Farmers Let 7,000 Baby Turkeys Burn Alive Fire protection systems and sprinklers prevent such unimaginable suffering. But Big Ag consistently fights regulations.
Why is business sector bullied?, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Why Are Gun Lovers So Angry at Starbucks? Since Starbucks' decision last week to disinvite guns from its stores, gun lovers have become furious. Some say they will boycott the coffee shops, some say they will sneak their guns in anyway and at least one spokesman compared Starbucks' request to discrimination against gays.
What we worry?, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Gun Lobby Thankful for Public and Media's Short Memory Who remembers that Aaron Alexis killed 12 at Washington's Navy Yard just three months ago? Who remembers that Paul Ciancia allegedly killed a TSA agent at the Los Angeles airport last month?
Holiday Overeating Comes With Many Rationalizations, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Humor: What Was I thinking? Rationalizations Behind Holiday Overeating After months of salad, sit-ups and running 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.
Be careful out there, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2015
Humor cartoon--Are You At Risk of Road Rage? You never know who your bumper sticker might set off
Series: cartoons (50 Articles, 48320 views)
Two different kinds of .overserved., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 15, 2017
Humor--Are Overeating and Over-drinking the Same? Here are some important differences between overeating and drinking too much
Series: Martha's Bar (4 Articles, 4605 views)
Gun violence is a women's issue, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 12, 2014
Does Your Estranged Ex-boyfriend or Ex-husband Have a Gun? It is no coincidence that violent "exes" are so alike. There is a definite "domestic batterer" personality. The dark behavior begins with possessiveness and extreme suspicion and graduates into violence including violence against their partners' pets.
Helpless calves abused, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 22, 2011
Would This Video Make You Stop Eating Beef? Futures Traders Think So Once again Big Food is "appalled" by the video -- which shows sick and injured calves killed with hammers, workers standing on calves' necks and barely alive calves on "dead piles" -- while working to make publicizing such videos illegal.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 4, 2010
How Was Your Veal "Prepared"? Like in this Video? While Mercy For Animals (MFA) uncovered similar atrocities at two dairies this year, Locke, NY-based Willet Dairy (which ran on Nightline) and Plain City, OH-based Conklin Dairy Farm, results are often whitewashed as soon as they surface.
Class reunions--as bad as high school, From ImagesAttr
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Humor Cartoon--Class reunion hell Cartoon humor--Why do we go to class reunions when we know how they will turn out?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 16, 2006
Stormin' Norman Shooting for Cancer Patients The Safari Club is trying to improve its image by getting anyone--the poor, the sick--to eat the animals it harvests. Now Stormin' Norman is geting into the act.
Beware Fake Nutritional News, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Why Are Pfizer's Ghostwritten Hormone Therapy Articles Not Retracted? Plagiarism, "unethical research" and unreliable findings from "fabricated data" are grounds for retraction of medical journal articles according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). But one look at the US National Library of Medicine database reveals that bogus, ghostwritten papers Wyeth (now Pfizer) planted in medical journals in a scandal which reached the US Congress last year, still stand, unretracted.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Do Fashion Buyers Still Have Their Jobs? Why? Don't fashion buyers understand you're supposed to recycle unsold merchandise--not creative ideas, few though they might be?
What?, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2012
Husbands--Don't Commit These Valentine's Day Insults! If your wife spent three hours getting blond streaks, asymmetrical layers or a weave at the salon, don't say, "Hey--you got a hair cut."
There are more Pharma lobbyists than members of Congress, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2016
Congress is Crawling with Pharma Lobbyists and Taxpayers Pay the Price According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, the drug industry spent $272,000 in campaign donations per member of Congress last year.
Speeder on board, From ImagesAttr
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Are You Afraid to Display a Bumper Sticker? You Should Be. Once upon a time, bumper stickers were a harmless way to engage other motorists on the merry way to work or a vacation in the Wisconsin Dells. But today, with road rage and polarizing politics, displaying a bumper sticker is more like establishing eye contact with a yard dog. A yard dog who doesn't understand "never mind."
No Nanny state for Us, From ImagesAttr
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Bring Your Business to Texas Says Gov. Perry as Industrial Tragedy Unfolds You'd think the ads which began this week, telling business owners to move to Texas, would be pulled because of the disaster. You'd be wrong.
What could go wrong?, From ImagesAttr
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Question about the American Sniper Bird pundits discuss American Sniper
Ready for work, From ImagesAttr
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Employees: Are You Dressing for the Job? US workers are performing low-wage jobs with no benefits, future and, sometimes, purpose. Jobs whose main perks are air-conditioning and access to the Internet
Why are conditions like this legal?, From ImagesAttr
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Thanks McDonald's for Egg Awareness--But Don't Stop There This week, food giant McDonald's announced it would use 100 percent cage-free eggs in ten years. It is a game changer which will transform other top food producers, egg producers and the awareness of food consumers themselves. Thank you McDonald's!
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
Short term treatments for pain seldom work over time, From ImagesAttr
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Is The Healthocracy Making Your Pain Worse? Despite the flood of narcotics, failure-prone surgeries and new, expensive procedures, pain patients are not getting better. They are getting worse and often becoming lifelong patients.
We are giving our kids WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
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Bad Diets for Kids--and the Drugs That Enable Them Over one-third of US kids are overweight, and 17 percent are obese--which, for a four-foot-ten-inch child would be a weight of 143 pounds. Obesity predisposes people to diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal disorders.
Happy Holidays from the NRA. Here's to weapons everywhere, From ImagesAttr
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New Year's Resolutions for the NRA by Elliot Fineman We will stop referring to ourselves as a "civil rights" organization that defends "human rights." It is a sacrilege to people actually killed or harmed by civil and human rights abuses.
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Can a Bad Drug Get a Fair Hearing at the FDA? Seroquel Hearings Begin Seroquel has been bad news. Court documents shows employees illegally marketed the drug for off label uses--you don't make $4.5 billion a year selling to schizophrenics and bipolars, after all--and AstraZeneca buried the drugs' diabetic risks. Now FDA considers widening its use
Tyson has bribed federal officials and adulterated food, From InText
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Tyson Opens Slaughterhouse Despite 1,000 Sick Workers Tyson has a long history of adulterated food, bribing federal officials and regulators, polluting public waterways and worker and animal abuse. Here is its rap sheet
Want to kill exotics? You can if the price is right, From ImagesAttr
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You Don't Have To Go To Africa to Kill African Animals When is hunting justified and when is it offensive, lethal braggadocio?
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Teflon Chicken Don, Jack DeCoster, Agrees to Cruelty Plea Maine Contract Farming, formerly the DeCoster Egg Farm, has a three decade-long complaint history from workers, neighbors, environmental officials, labor officials and humane workers.
Jim Beam Still Loves Me, From ImagesAttr
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Comic cartoon humor: How You Know When You're Getting Old Long before people yell "Park it, Grandpa" there are signs you are getting old
Forgotten victims of gun violence, From ImagesAttr
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10 Gun Victims Killed on the day of JFK Assassination--Book Review 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 it? As Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England, demonstrates in a moving new book, it might cause you to ask hard questions other reporters duck.
New Book Explores Phenomenon of Craving, From ImagesAttr
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How Can We Stop Craving Things That Aren't Good For Us? This is What An Expert Says Humans are wired to have such a strong desire to feel safe and secure, our brains will "short circuit" to give us the false belief that we are in control
Thank you, gun lobby, From ImagesAttr
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Bad Week for NRA Ever notice how quiet the NRA is when the "law-abiding citizens" whose "gun rights" it defends go on bloody rampages?
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Some Refuse Eid Animal Sacrifice "I have been a proud, meat-eating Muslim all my life but the details of the slaughter spelt out in the English language make my stomach churn," writes writer and filmmaker Parvez Sharma on the Huffington Post website in an article subtitled No Eid For Me.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2007
Bedeviled by Bloodlust and Cowardice Cheney Goes Canned Hunting Last week bloodlust again got the better of him and Cheney indulged in his favorite sport--pulverizing birds that can barely, walk, fly or see
They want us to eat WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
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Frankenfish Salmon Approved by FDA Many are shocked that the genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon (AAS), created by inserting genetic material from Chinook salmon and ocean pout into wild Atlantic salmon, was approved by the FDA this week
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
Healing from depression, From ImagesAttr
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Interview with Gayathri Ramprasad, Author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within The just published memoir, Shadows in the Sun, is a first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of the author's thirty-year battle with depression.
Animals on their way to slaughter, From ImagesAttr
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As Newer "Meats" Grow in Popularity, Big Meat Plays Both Sides of the Street To deter competition, Big Meat has also added language to an agriculture spending bill that lab-grown meat must be regulated by the USDA not the FDA.
We are eating WHAT?, From ImagesAttr
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Are Cloned Animals on Your Dinner Plate? It has been six years since the BBC, while reporting on a cloned cattle herd in Britain, said cloned products have been in the U.S. food supply for two years. Margaret Wittenberg, global vice-president of Whole Foods Market at the time agreed.
Series: We are eating WHAT? (16 Articles, 23401 views)
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Do South Korean Meat Protesters Know Something We Don't? 400,000 S Koreans think the beef we're eating is unsafe
No one wants to talk about you know who, From ImagesAttr
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Christmas, Election and 2016 Remorse The only good thing about 2016 here on Chicago was the Cubs
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Vaccines won't stop the viruses these markets produce, From Uploaded
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Why a Vaccine Is Not the Answer to Covid A Covid vaccine is a fool's errand because live slaughter wet exotic wildlife markets will continue to brew new "covids."
Thank u carriers; thank u Walmart, From ImagesAttr
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Woman "Carrier" Killed by Toddler Son at Walmart Think about this: stores ban cigarettes but allow lethal weapons.
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Will shooting shooting exotic animals on Ted Turner's Ranch help Gov. Richardson "bag" the party nomination? New Mexico Gov. Richardson's attempt to win the gun lover vote may backfire
A Dog Self-Help Group, From ImagesAttr
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Humor: Shandling Was Among Comics Who Riffed About Dogs Woody Allen drew laughs when he remembering asking his mother where babies came from and she replied "Dogs"--thinking he said "rabies."
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Just a romantic at heart, From ImagesAttr
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Humor--Men! Beware of These Valentine's Day Insults If you take your wife out to eat make sure it's not a restaurant with counter service or giggling tweens in the next booth.
What's Wrong With This Picture?, From InText
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Death Penalty Hypocrisy--cartoon The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades
A Volume Business, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 8, 2011
How Safe Is Your Asthma Drug? Part One The popular asthma drugs Symbicort, Advair Diskus, Serevent Diskus, Dulera and Foradil warn on their labels that they cause an increased "risk of death from asthma problems."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 23, 2008
Despite 5,000 Law Suits, Wyeth and Endocrinologist Group Hope For HRT Comeback A reduction in a jury award for a drug that caused cancer from $134 million to $58 million would not normally be cause to rejoice. But it has not been a normal year for hormone maker Wyeth.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2008
If The Chicago Tribune Falls in the Forest Can It Cover Its Own Story? The Tribune probably wishes it had the $17.7 million golden parachute back it bequeathed to former Tribune Chairman and Chief Officer Dennis FitzSimons when he left the company twisting in the wind. (What would he get if he left it solvent--his own island?)
It's the economy, stupid., From ImagesAttr
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Cartoon humor--It's The Economy, Stupid Jobless recovery continues
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Chicago Priest and Cardinal caught in Gun Control Crossfire In standing up to the gun dealers who have turned his Chicago neighborhood into a blood bath, Father Michael Pfleger has been swift boated
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Is It A Cluster Yet? Public Health Officials Have Few Answers About CJD Cases The big elephant in the room surrounding the Indiana and Idaho CJD clusters is: what did they eat?
Stalking moms pushing strollers, From ImagesAttr
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Armed, Violent Family Members Have "Guns Rights" Too Say Gun Nuts About New CA Law Is the NRA really against "bad guys" when it defends the "gun rights" of people under orders or protection for domestic violence, convicted felons, the violent mentally ill and people who want to own sniper weapons?
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Avandia's Real Warning Should Be About FDA And Pharma Symbiosis Many of today's prescription drugs are more expensive, less safe and less effective than older ones. But more dangerous is the toxic synergy between FDA and Pharma
Ted Nugent--NRA Board Member, From Uploaded
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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.
Wildlife will not miss Scalia, From ImagesAttr
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Like His Hunting Buddy Dick Cheney, Scalia Liked Canned Hunts Wildlife will not miss Scalia
Pigs are stacked like parked cars on factory farms, From ImagesAttr
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A Year After This Pig Farm Abuse, No Charges Filed! The cruelty against pigs videotaped at West Coast Farms in Oklahoma last year was so sickening Tyson Foods immediately dropped the supplier. The National Pork Producers Council demanded that authorities "bring criminal charges against workers who abused animals." Yet a year later, workers have apparently not been charged and may have fled town as the Creek County District Attorney's office drags its feet.
Avoid these faux pas, From ImagesAttr
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Humor cartoon--Job Interview Tips for 2015 Ready for your job interview?
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New book addresses .polypharmacy., From ImagesAttr
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Is It Dementia--or Drug Interactions and Side Effects? New Book Addresses Dangers of "Polypharmacy" "Polypharmacy" can produce everything from falls and accidents to behavior that is quickly termed "dementia" in the elderly even when it is clearly from drug effects.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 31, 2007
From Farm to Fork...and Discarded Carcasses in the Stream As "byproducts" of factory farming find their way into recreational areas and community dumps, few believe all's well on the farm
Many names for the Cheeto-in-Chief, From ImagesAttr
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Comic cartoon humor--they caLL Trump WHAT? Trump has produced a new generation of activists--and they are just getting started
Stop The Violence--for a Few Weeks, From ImagesAttr
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Please Refrain From Mass Shootings Until Talk of New Laws Passes: NRA The problem is a lack of God in school said radio personalities Mike Huckabee and Mark Levin on the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. There are not enough guns, echoed the Queen of Mean Ann Coulter. We need more!
Appalling suffering and all for an...egg, From ImagesAttr
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Is Bird Flu Just About the Price of Eggs and Farmer Profits? The egg industry treats birds like paper towels. 50 million US birds were killed for the flu which the conditions they are kept in caused in the first place. Thank you greedy, heartless factory farmers
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The good news and bad, From ImagesAttr
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Prescribed and Abandoned; Another Drug Settlement Even before this week's settlement, Pristiq had few friends in the Pharma community. "Pristiq is not a good drug by any standard," wrote an anonymous poster on the industry chatroom cafepharma when the FDA declined the menopause indication.
Romantic...NOT, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 11, 2011
Men, Avoid These Valentine Faux Pas don't tell your wife or girlfriend she looks beautiful by the light of one candle. Impaired observer compliments haven't worked since Blanche DuBois covered the light bulbs in Streetcar Named Desire to look younger.
Shop til ya drop, From ImagesAttr
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Are the Holidays Just Capitalism and Consumerism? Cynical pets weigh in on the commercialism questions
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Depressed? Hopeless? Stop Looking at the Help Wanted Ads Unlike the 2000 recession, this one has no faces to blame like Jack Grubman, Henry Blodget, Frank Quattrone or Dennis Kowalski. The nameless wonks at AIG, Fannie and Freddie still have their jobs! Thank goodness for Bernard Madoff.
The Government Has Tried to Shut Down Opioid Pill Mills, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2016
How Big Pharma Fosters 17,000 Opioid Deaths a Year Narcotics have made a comeback for two reasons: younger clinicians lacked the addiction awareness of their older peers and Big Pharma has churned them.
Countries with strict gun laws don't have school shootings, From ImagesAttr
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Gun Lobby Thanks Public For Short Memory It has been a whole 24 hours since nine students and a teacher lost their lives in a shooting at Santa Fe High School, not far from Houston. Already the news cycle has moved on and Twitter has gone dark. The gun lobby and pro-gun politicians thank the public for its short memory.
A Wonder Drug Until It Wasn't, From ImagesAttr
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Sanders and Warren Tried But Pharma Darling Will Likely Be New FDA Commissioner The nomination of drug industry-funded Robert M. Califf for FDA Commissioner is a slap in the face of every honest doctor, researcher and regulator and the public that puts its trust in the FDA.
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Skinny "Bastards" and Pastors Join "Bitches" in Praising V-word The New York Times says red meat is gaining favor with women but Skinny Bitch followers say it just gains weight
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How Has the Recession Affected Your Jewelry and Cruise Ship Needs? This recession hasn't just made things rough for people who sell things and people who can no longer buy them (because they also sell things to people who can no longer buy them.) It's made things rough for the nation's copywriters.
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Massacres Set Pro-Gun Legislation Back The problem is that gun "enthusiasts" like Michael McLendon and Bruce Jeffrey "Santa Claus" Pardo are increasingly becoming the gun lobby's poster boys.
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DogFighting Thrives in Chicago--even at Day Care Center On the same day the nation watched a video of the beating death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert in Chicago, Cook County sheriff deputies were watching a video of an animal being burned to death on the cell phone of a man arrested the same day in connection with a dogfighting operation run at a suburban Chicago day care center.
Calves shiver alone in these huts while their mothers are are hooked up to milking machines, From ImagesAttr
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The Mother/Child Separation That Big Dairy Perpetrates videos clearly show mother cows rushing after their babies as they are taken away for veal and even following the trucks down the road that are taking their babies to slaughter.
What is in our groceries?, From ImagesAttr
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Is Your Food Exposing You To This Pesticide? Janette Sherman, M.D., a pesticide expert and toxicologist, has studied the effects of chlorpyrifos for many years and talked about what her research has revealed.
Get ready for more alternative facts, From ImagesAttr
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Crazyanne Conway Starts Presidency With 5th Grade Arguments Immaturity of Trump's staff matches its leader. Tit for tat
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Merck funded and edited article in JAMA--surprise--supports Merck drug A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association about alendronate (Fosamax) was funded and written by Merck and--surprisingly-- favorable.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2010
Do Politicians Have to Hunt to Get Elected? Even though sport hunters account for only four percent of the nation -- not much more than vegetarians and considerably less than LGBTs -- many candidates, even dove candidates, feel compelled to don Blaze Orange and show the nation their Davy Crockett (or Annie Oakley) side.
New book addresses bullyinh, From ImagesAttr
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Victim of Chicago Killer, John Gacy, Becomes Anti-Bullying Activist About 45 people gathered on a hot August night at a Chicago LBGT community center to hear a chapter in Chicago history that is often forgotten--how John Gacy prowled the streets of Chicago's northside from 1972 through 1978, picking up young men and murdering at least 33 of them.
Does milk really make you think, From ImagesAttr
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Please Drink Milk-- Cry Desperate Milk Marketers Milk producers in Vermont are dumping milk into the soil as the industry fights low prices and low demand
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Big Pharma has friends in high places, From ImagesAttr
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Despite Scandals and Troop Deaths, Seroquel Now Marketed for Depression Originally approved for schizophrenia in 1997, Seroquel has subsequently been approved for bipolar disorder, for some groups of kids and as an add-drug for depression. This "indications creep" has mostly flown below the public's radar.
Will be a scary Halloween, From ImagesAttr
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Trump Improves the Economy in Time for Halloween Trump is good for his word on improving the economy
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Oops, From ImagesAttr
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Are You Still Eating Butterball Turkeys? The sordid collegiality between government and industry which makes a mockery of democracy, consumer rights and animal welfare, brings to mind the saga of egg don Austin "Jack" DeCoster, the salmonella king.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2008
Once Colored by Mike Royko, Chicago Newspapers Now Shaped by Money Men Zell and Black Print journalism is fighting for its very life in Chicago thanks to the Internet, type-bite shortened attention spans of would be readers and a few greedy men
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Those Dead Fish? Your Tax Dollars at Work the fish kill was not an unfortunate runoff accident to be blamed on agricultural nitrates. It was deliberately administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources which laced the pond with the South American poison Rotenone to "restore" the water body into a "model Illinois freshwater habitat."
Thanks NRA, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 18, 2013
Who Says The NRA Hates Regulation? Look at the Laws It Likes! The NRA hates the government's jackbooted agents and loves to whip up its wild-eyed prepper population. Yet the NRA has quietly enacted a lot of regulations of its own which it relies on the same government jackbooted agents to enforce. Who can say hypocrite?
Is this even a sport?, From ImagesAttr
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Two horses die in first four races on Preakness Saturday Two horses die at Preakness. Is this even a sport?
Wet exotic wildlife markets will continue, From Uploaded
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Why the Wet Markets That Caused Covid Will Continue The WHO defends wet wildlife slaughter markets that include poached and exotic animals because they create "jobs."Get ready for more Covid pandemics if this one ends
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 22, 2009
Cash for Clunkers-like Ag Program is Domestic Dumping Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act revenues, its Meat the Need proposal would increase the amount that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients receive in food assistance if they use it for animal products. Recipients would either get a separate electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card or earmarked vouchers.
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Has FDA Already Decided About Genetically Engineered Salmon? Even though the FDA held hearings about how AquAdvantage Salmon should be labeled the day after hearings about if it should be approved this week, it said it has not decided yet about the genetically engineered fish. Unfortunately, its invited speakers didn't get the memo.
Cruz--not s suck-up, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2016
Cartoon--Easier to Respect Cruz Than His Fellow Suck-ups Cruz booed at RNC for not caving like his compatriots
Richard Poplawski killed three police officers and wounded two, From ImagesAttr
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Why the Gun Lobby Doesn't Mind Cop Deaths The killing of law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge demolishes all the gun lobby's pro-gun arguments from the real problem being "gun-free zones" to the claim that guns provide defense against "bad guys.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 27, 2008
What Would "Bloggers" Twain and Franklin Think of the Web? When Ben Franklin advised Americans to, "Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with a few; friend to one; enemy to none," over 200 years ago he clearly was not anticipating the Web.
Profit warning, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 6, 2012
California Slaughterhouse Reopens. No Risk to Consumers Found--Just Animals. It was yet another triumph of cheap meat over animal suffering. A week after the USDA closed Central Valley Meat Co. of Hanford, CA for egregious treatment of sick and dying dairy cows, the facility has reopened under pressure from lawmakers.
Big Pharma has friends in high places, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Yes Big Pharma is Getting Worse If you think prescription drugs are getting more dangerous, you are right. Once upon a time if a drug were linked to dangerous side effects or deaths, it would simply not be approved. End of story. Now, the risks are transferred to the patient in the form of detailed warnings on the label and TV commercials.
Thanks, Big Pharma, From ImagesAttr
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With Blockbuster Pills No Longer Selling, Pharma Turns to Injections TNF-blockers, which cost around $20,000 a year, can be life saving for autoimmune diseases but life-threatening for diseases which do not warrant them
Audubon Zoo officials hope the public has forgotten about Valerio's escape, From ImagesAttr
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New Orleans Jaguar Escape Again Proves Animals Loathe Zoos In July, a 3-year-old male jaguar, Valerio, at New Orleans' Audubon Zoo escaped and fatally mauled four trapped alpacas, one emu and one fox who were held in other displays. Valerio bit a hole in steel fencing and zoo officials vowed to install stronger materials.
When will we stop the gun bullies?, From ImagesAttr
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Welcome to 2013, Cuccinelli. Women Vote and Guns Are A Woman's Issue Cuccinelli's guns-everywhere/no restrictions NRA platform is also a women's issue. Intimate partner homicide increases by 500 percent when a firearm is present and almost always it is the woman who is killed.
We have learned nothing, From ImagesAttr
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Who Remembers This About Mark Sanford? Unlike former South Carolina Governor, now Congressman Mark "Sanford, the mourning dove is known for not leaving its mate. While many remember that Sanford left his gubernatorial duties in 2009 to "hike the Appalachian Trail " in the arms of his Buenos Aires consort, few remember that part of the official delegation was dove hunting in Cordoba, Argentina.
Who knew?, From ImagesAttr
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Thanks Pharma for warning Superbowl listeners about this disease Pharma used Superbowl to sell this disease. Who would know to go to the doctor without Pharma?
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As Cancers Rise, Western Diet Becomes an Unpopular US Export Breast and colon cancer are an unwanted dividend to "Western diet" challenging food paternalism
Even Carnival has its problems, From ImagesAttr
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Comic cartoon humor--Mardi Gras Misgivings Not every demographic is happy with Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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Solving Urban Poverty with 55 Gallon Drums of Fish--Another Heifer Success Story With its shameless photos of children hugging rabbits, goats and calves they will also dispatch and its celebrity stumpers, live animal charity Heifer International often gets a pass from donors and the press about its circular logic--that the poor should raise animals with the resources they don't have.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 18, 2008
New Diet Drug Tanking Just Like Its "Treatment Effects" Since GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) high profile launch of alli last summer, the first FDA approved diet drug sold over the counter, the only figures that have flattened are sales.
Don't eat me!, From ImagesAttr
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They Are Eating What in Yulin China? Supporters of the Yulin dog meat festival charge that critics are hypocrites. "What about the consumption of beef when cows are considered sacred in India, they say, or guinea pigs in Latin America, or dogs in Korea or turkeys in the United States?" they ask
No One Denied Their His Own Department in Trumposphere, From ImagesAttr
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Ben Carson to Head What? There are many question marks about Ben Carson. His pimping for supplement marker Mannatech and claiming they did not pay him--the speaker bureau did.
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Job Search Blues, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
Do You Really Want to Work There? With another jobless recovery at hand, it is tempting to accept any position offered to you. But there are 12 kinds of companies you don't want to work for. Here are the warning signs.
Parrot Pundits Weigh In, From ImagesAttr
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News From The Bottom--Bill Cosby Parrots weigh in on the news
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Enraged partners with guns are a leading cause of women's deaths in the US, From ImagesAttr
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If You Try To Leave Me I'll Kill You--Armed and Dangerous Partners Horrified shoppers watched as store employee Nadia Ezaldein was shot in the head as she worked at the accessories counter by estranged ex-boyfriend Marcus Dee who then turned the gun on himself.
Yum, From ImagesAttr
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Is Your Food Artificially Dyed? Farmed salmon are dyed with the chemicals astaxanthin and canthaxanthin to produce an appealing, though unnatural, pink
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2009
Irate Mom, Line One; Parents Talk Back to Pharma As newly approved drugs harm and even kill children, more parents are fighting back.
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A Merger From The Folks Who Brought You Vytorin As Whitehouse Station, NJ-based Merck announces its purchase of Kenilworth, NJ-based Schering-Plough who remembers that it was a Merck/Schering-Plough combo that brought us Vytorin?
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Sure You're Ready for a Dancing Cockatoo like Snowball? "People think cockatoos are cuddly and easy to take care of but they're not," says Weiner 50, a Glencoe police lieutenant when he's not running the Chicago area bird refuge and shelter. "We tell them--if you want a bird that doesn't bite, doesn't poop, doesn't require care, patience, skill, money and frequent veterinarian visits, go to Toys R Us."
What's Wrong With This Picture?, From ImagesAttr
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What do Tony Romo and Stephen Bannon Have in Common? Comic cartoon humor Whether in sports or government, we are seeing a lot of cutting to the front of the line