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FDA audit finds mammography clinic wildly out of compliance with its radiological equipment


If you or someone you know walks into a clinic to receive an annual mammogram, do you automatically trust the equipment to provide an accurate cancer reading? Many women are subjected to this unnecessary radiation, only to be given false positive cancer readings.

FDA's new rule on livestock antibiotics a total joke: Voluntary limits won't work


You may have already heard about the new guidance recently issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning the use of antibiotics in commercial livestock, which on its surface appears to be a positive step forward for cleaning up the factory farm industry. But what you may not be aware of is the fact that this guidance is completely voluntary, meaning that factory farms have the option to choose whether or not they are going to comply with it.

FDA may ban antibacterial soap ingredients such as triclosan


Soap, shampoo and personal care product manufacturers have been adding it to their consumer formulas for decades, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has never been proven safe or effective. But now the agency is proposing that triclosan, a common antibacterial chemical found in hand soaps, be accompanied by scientific evidence proving its safety and efficacy, or else not be allowed on the market.

FDA declares trans fats no longer safe to eat; partially-hydrogenated oils to be banned from nearly all foods


The FDA is on a roll. Barely two week after announcing new quality control standards for pet food manufacturers, the agency has declared that trans fats are no longer safe to consume. A ban of the toxic substance is in the works, and the FDA will spearhead the eventual removal of this disease-promoting ingredient from the food supply.
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Hundreds of dogs killed by contaminated jerky treats made in China; FDA still mystified by cause


Thousands of family dogs across the USA have been sickened by pet jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 dogs have died. The FDA has issued a warning over the deadly jerky treats but has not forced any sort of product recall.

Pharmaceutical company asks FDA to withdraw approval for its own drugs since agency is too corrupt to protect public safety on i


A major manufacturer of antibiotic and arsenical chicken feed drugs has voluntarily requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdraw approval for some of the combination varieties that the company has stopped manufacturing in recent years. In alleged compliance with the FDA's Judicious Use of Antimicrobials plan for improving the safety of factory animal feed, Phibro Animal Health Corporation decided to pull the drugs in response to escalating scrutiny of their combined effects on animal health and food quality, despite no real formative mandates from the FDA.
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FDA now trying to regulate 'smartphone' apps by blocking all natural medicine technology from mobile devices


The internet is no longer the only open-source communication medium that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to censor. The Alliance for Natural Health - USA (ANH-USA) reports that the FDA is now going after "smartphones" by trying to force mobile "app" developers to gain pre-approval from the rogue federal agency before being allowed to publish certain health- and medicine-related apps for public use.
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FDA targets free-range, pastured poultry and eggs with ridiculous new draft guidance pushing for all chickens to be raised indoo


America's small farmers are once again under attack, this time by a new draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that threatens to eliminate truly free-range and pastured poultry and eggs. Entitled "Questions and Answers Regarding the Final Rule, Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation," the new agency report basically suggests that all egg producers with 3,000 or more laying hens be forced to raise their birds indoors to avoid bacterial contamination, which would eliminate consumer access to chicken and eggs from birds raised naturally outdoors on pasture.

The FDA’s war on compounding pharmacies


Compounding pharmacies are in the crosshairs of the Food and Drug Administration. Subjecting this time-honored tradition to more government regulation will not make it safer. In fact, it will increase cost of the healthcare for folks who use compounded medications, further restrict our health freedom, and diminish competition with the big pharmaceutical companies.
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FDA abandons science with new 'breakthrough therapy' designation for drugs that receive almost no testing


For years, the pharmaceutical industry has been searching for new ways to get its drugs to market faster and with fewer pre-approval testing and clinical trial requirements. And it appears that the industry has made significant headway with the 2012 passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), which allows some untested drugs to be rushed to market very quickly under the designation of being a "breakthrough therapy."
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