PBS’s FRONTLINE CALLED OUT BY NHP ADVOCATES AND PRACTITIONERS FOR ERRONEOUS REPORTING “Yellow journalism” is thriving in mainstream media on topics related to Natural Health Products (NHPs). Most sources define it is as, “A type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers [or […]
SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS ARE BEING UPDATED ON DRUG LABELS After reading Dr. Rona’s recent article in Vitality Magazine, we took a look at a few of Health Canada’s MedEffect e-Notices for drugs with severe risks from last fall. They indicate serious side effects that are being updated on labels. These are all good reminders that […]
“DEATHS FROM PRESCRIPTION OPIOID PAINKILLERS HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH” “The mainstream media is increasingly reporting on the tragedy of escalating drug deaths, especially those from opiate prescriptions. Recent statistics published in the February 9th, 2016 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are alarming: “Fatal drug overdoses in the United States reached […]
“LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WORLD OF NUTRITION, POLITICS, AND MEDICAL FRAUD: HOW THE MIGHTY ARE FALLING!” “The latest developments in medicine are conjuring up images of bastions collapsing into a heap of rubble. Medicine is supposed to be a science. That means looking for disproof of any new hypothesis, not manufacturing supportive evidence. Doubt of […]
U.S. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT HAS GIVEN CFIA UNTIL MID-MARCH Read the full article, “Canadian agency given deadline by U.S. body to clean up food safety” by Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief published in The Globe and Mail online March 1, 2016.
DRUGS USED TO TREAT GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX AND PEPTIC ULCERS MAY INCREASE RISK OF DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S Read the full article, “Ingestion pills taken by millions could raise the risk of dementia by 50%” by Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent for the Daily Mail published on February 16, 2016.
JEFFREY SMITH WARNS COMPANIES AND INVESTORS ABOUT FINANCIAL TIES TO MONSANTO Read the full article in The Huffington Post by Alexander C. Kaufman, Senior Business Editor.
“HEALTH CANADA AND THE DRUG-IFICATION OF NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS” Almost missed this one! From the Fall issue of Health Action magazine, an excellent article by Rick DeSylva, RH, “Health Canada and the Drug-ification of Natural Health Products” on page 17/35.
“SOME MARKETPLACE REPORTS ABOUT VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER CONTAINED INCORRECT INFORMATION” CBC News. “Some Marketplace reports about vitamins and supplements published in November contained incorrect information, CBC has learned. In response to the discovery, Marketplace is evaluating its protocols around the use of lab testing. In a report to be broadcast on Marketplace […]