The food and nuclear industries, with strong government support, have capitalised on outbreaks of Escherichia coli food poisoning to mobilise public acceptance of food irradiation.
THIMEROSAL: Why is this poison still in our vaccines?
The largest processor of human cadaver tissue in the US has been ordered to recall cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other soft-tissue products processed since 3 October 2001,
BRUSSELS SPROUTS MORE CONTROLS
Antipsychotics, often used to treat schizophrenia, can cause hyperglycaemia and diabetes, so a new alert has revealed.
Prozac is the drug we like to give to our problem children, even if it does make them suicidal. Not that the drug authorities are taking the dangers lightly - the American drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has sprung into...
The withdrawal of a drug from the market would hardly seem grounds for Christmas cheer, but it may be simply an indication that the winds of change are finally upon us.
Summer’s here, and with many of you heading to some far-flung corner of the world, the Food and Drug Administration, America’s drugs regulator, has conveniently issued a special warning about Lariam, the antimalarial drug.
The initially recommended dosage of prescription drugs is often twice that needed for safe and effective use in clinical practice, according to two new studies.
Often, the short-term clinical trials, which also often involve only small numbers of ‘healthy’ patients don’t uncover the worst side-effects, which then only emerge when a drug is taken by the public at large.