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posted 06/10/2017

Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book, asks hard questions other reporters duck.

posted 04/10/2017

Despite steroid and pain-killer injections, expensive and invasive treatments like spinal fusion, disc surgery, spinal cord stimulators, nerve ablation and controversial opioid drugs, chronic pain is becoming worse in the U.S. adult population.

posted 04/05/2017

Thanks to drug safety scandals and new methods of marketing, the bloom has fallen off the pharmaceutical representatives' roses.

posted 02/10/2017

Speedier approvals and the legalization of "off-label marketing" have drug safety activists worried.

posted 01/23/2017

Most Americans consume at least twice the recommended amount of sugar and few people who have the soda “habit” only drink one soft drink a day as recommended

posted 10/12/2016

When Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was asked point-blank, during a 2010 trade mission in Canada, if “cloned cows or their offspring have made it into the North American food supply,” his answers were not comforting.

posted 09/23/2016

Cleaning products with antibiotics do not get you “cleaner” than soap and water but they do encourage antibiotic resistance and “superbugs” and disrupt endocrine systems in humans and animals.

posted 08/01/2016

In May, the FDA warned that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, because of common and sometimes permanent side effects, should only be used as a last resort. The agency followed up in July with language for new label warnings and a Medication Guide to be given to every patient.

posted 07/23/2016

A recent study found that more than one free meal increased the likelihood of doctors prescribing the drug of the meal provider

posted 07/11/2016

Like canaries in the coal mine, the first signs of drug effects from the water often manifest in the fish

Martha Rosenberg's Blog

Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book, asks hard... more »
posted 06/10/17
Despite steroid and pain-killer injections, expensive and invasive treatments like spinal fusion,... more »
posted 04/10/17
Thanks to drug safety scandals and new methods of marketing, the bloom has fallen off the... more »
posted 04/05/17

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Anxiety and alcoholism are not "mental illnes." Whenever they are termed that way and there is...
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Like the removal of pink slime from school lunch programs and rBGH from almost all milk, consumer...
Posted by Martha Rosenberg | Friday, 2015-08-14, 10:31
When reporters expose drug company marketing that pretends to be grassroots, patients often write...