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Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use   Recently updated !

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 23, 2015   Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use     Antibiotics used on farm animals account for more than 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S., and many of these drugs are medically important to the health of human beings. The overuse of antibiotics […]

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Cannabis Oil Legalization Bill into Law

By Barry Donegan Truth In Media May 5, 2015   Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Cannabis Oil Legalization Bill into Law On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law legalizing the use of low-THC cannabis oil to treat some medical conditions including severe seizure disorders and epilepsy.     On Monday, Tennessee […]

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Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica May 1, 2015 Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care. […]


30,000 Doctors and Health Professionals Demand Glyphosate Ban In Argentina

By Jonathan Schoenfeld The Anti-Media April 23, 2015   30,000 Doctors and Health Professionals Demand Glyphosate Ban In Argentina     A union of 30,000 doctors and health professionals announced efforts to eliminate the use of glyphosate-based herbicides following results from an International Agency for Research (IARC) evaluation that classifies glyphosate a probable cause of […]

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr on Vaccines: Big Pharma has Captured the Scientific, Regulatory, Law-making Processes

By Prof. James F. Tracy Global Research April 12, 2015   Robert F. Kennedy Jr on Vaccines: Big Pharma has Captured the Scientific, Regulatory, Law-making Processes   In this address given on the California Capitol steps in Sacramento Robert Kennedy Jr. provides an inspired and detailed analysis of the extent to which the powerful pharmaceutical […]


Superbugs a grave global threat by 2030 due to industrial meat production

By Shefali Sharma Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy April 5, 2015   Superbugs a grave global threat by 2030 due to industrial meat production     A massive global increase in factory-farmed meat production by 2030 will increase antibiotic use by 67 percent, posing a “public health threat,” predicts a newly released study published […]

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica March 1, 2015 Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise. This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. In a string of meetings and press […]

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