Sudden Change Strips Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

A provision in the VA’s annual budget bill that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans was pulled at the last minute.


Obamacare Premiums Set to Spike Again in 2017

The Kaiser Family Foundation is warning that Obamacare insurance premiums are set to go up yet again, making life more difficult for many.


Drug Companies to Pay $67 Million for ‘Exaggerating Claims, Misleading Doctors’

Two drug companies must pay $67 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed a cancer drug and gave doctors illegal kickbacks.


Poll: 57% of Americans Want Drug Ads Gone from TV

After hearing arguments both for and against drug advertising on TV, 57% of poll-takers said they support removing prescription drug ads from TV.


9 Financial Risks of Doing Business with Monsanto

From sales drops to overall poor public image, here are 9 documented financial risks of doing business with biotech giant Monsanto.


Scientist Create Human-Pig Embyros to Help Provide Organ Transplants

Researchers have created human-pig embryos that they hope will someday result in more transplantable human organs. Ethical?


NYC Salt Labeling Rule Becomes Enforceable Starting June 6

Starting June 6, 2015 chain restaurants in New York City must include a symbol next to dishes containing excessive amounts of salt, or they can be fined $200,


Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats After Finding Traces Of Glyphosate

Taiwan has recalled Quaker Oats after glyphosate was detected in amounts exceeding the nation’s legal limits in 10 out of 36 products.


New Rat Study Finds Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer

Many scientists don’t think cell phones emit enough radiation to cause cancer, but a new study may make believers out of the biggest skeptics.


Implant that Weans Addicts off Opioids Wins FDA Approval

A new implant designed to help people wean off of heroin and other opioid drugs has been approved by the FDA and could be available in a month.


It’s Here: Bacteria Resistant to ALL Antibiotics Shows Up In U.S.

The first case of an infection caused by bacteria that is resistant to ALL antibiotics has been found in Pennsylvania, and more cases may be out there.


84-Page Report Outlines 9 Ways to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Economist Jim O’Neill has finally released a report which lays out a plan for tackling the dire problem of antimicrobial resistance.


Coming in July 2018: These Changes on Food Nutrition Labels

American citizens scored a big win on Friday when the FDA announced that food companies must overhaul nutrition labels by July 2018.


Farmers Sue Monsanto over Allegations of Cancer

Four Nebraska farmers are now suing the agricultural giant Monsanto because they believe the herbicide Roundup has caused them to develop cancer.


House Passes Bill Overhauling Chemical Safety Standards

It will take some time, but if a new bill is signed into law, 64,000 chemicals that were previously unregulated will be reviewed by the EPA.


Is a Soda Tax the Solution to Reducing Sugar-Consumption Worldwide?

Health experts in Australia say that the country should follow the UK in introducing a tax on sugary soft drinks. Is a soda tax the solution to reducing sugar consumption?


DOJ Drops Prosecution of Biggest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in US

The Justice Department gave up a 4-year effort to shut down the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary last week.