Could FDA e-Cigarette Regulation Ultimately Benefit Big Tobacco?

By: Sunday January 4, 2015 12:00 pm

In September of this year, R.J. Reynolds, the second largest Big Tobacco company in the US, asked the FDA to ban vapor e-cigarettes, amazingly citing “unique public health risks:” In light of the source, this comes across as a low blow. R.J. Reynolds, who is voicing concern that vapor flavors may be inappropriately “appealing to youth” is the same company that launched the Joe Camel marketing campaign.


Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by FDA Whistleblowers Against Officials for Retaliating & Spying on Them

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:29 pm

A federal district court judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by former and current employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who spoke out against “serious managerial and medical misconduct” at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and were subsequently placed under surveillance by FDA officials. The judge determined the employees had failed to exhaust all administrative remedies and the court lacked jurisdiction to rule on their claims against the government.

Late Night: Keep Your Stinkin’ Hands Off My Cheese!

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

If the FDA’s latest incursion into our god(s)-given rights to eat fermented, aged, and bacteria-laden milk, has you cheesed off, you can let the White House know.

FDA to Begin Regulating E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 8:38 am

The federal government is getting involved in the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority over tobacco product including cigars, pipes, nicotine gels, hookahs, and electronic cigarettes. Currently, the FDA regulates only cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco.

This is How Spying Is Already Destroying This Country

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 8:15 am

The clip from Democracy Now shows what the federal government has done and will continue to do with information they gather from spying on us. In the case present, these noble Doctors looking to report that the FDA is sanctioning a radiation machine that is less effective than existing equipment and would blast the patient/victim with hundreds of times than the dosage of the more effective machines.

FDA Targeted Whistleblowers Over Information That Public Should Have Right to Know

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 1:30 pm

There has been minimal news coverage of a congressional committee hearing that was held yesterday on a surveillance operation the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted against five employees who were making whistleblower complaints and yet the nature of what the FDA did exemplifies a key problem with government agencies currently.

Congressional Investigation Finds FDA’s Unprecedented Whistleblower Surveillance Program Was Unlawful

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:28 pm

A congressional investigation into a surveillance program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was “unprecedented in scope and intensity” and directed at whistleblowers working within the agency, concluded that the spying operation was unlawful.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released a joint report on the program initiated in April 2010, which they described in a press release as a “highly-invasive surveillance program that monitored employees who contacted Congress and the media with concerns about FDA’s medical device approval process.”

The Catch-22 of Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Monday February 3, 2014 7:50 am

The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.

FDA Moves to End the Use of Trans Fats

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 12:00 pm

The Food and Drug Administration is effectively putting an end to the use of trans fats. Companies will have to phase out their use.

Government Shutdown Threatening Food Safety

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 10:20 am

Enjoy seafood? Well according to one report 90% of seafood imports are going uninspected due to the shutdown.

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