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.


Doctors in Australia Ordered to Prescribe Fewer Antidepressants

Antidepressants don’t work in 40% of Australians who take the drugs, and doctors are being told to hand out fewer prescriptions.


Not Everyone is Happy With the CDC’s Recently Updated Opioid Guidelines

CDC’s new guidelines for prescribing opioids are intended to prevent addiction and deaths from overdose, but not everyone is pleased.


A Strange Birth Defect is on the Rise in the United States, Says the CDC

Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.


US Pork Producers Develop 3-Point Plan to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

The US National Pork Board will implement guidelines January 1, 2017 that aimed at reducing antimicrobial resistance.


This Hospital Will Do Anything to Avoid Prescribing Opioids

A New Jersey hospital has started a program which attempts to treat patients’ pain in every way possible before turning to opioids, and it’s working.


FDA Takes Action Against ‘Bogus Stem Cell Clinics’

So-called “stem cell clinics” offer expensive and useless products and procedures that can maim and kill patients, but the FDA is cracking down.


Why Have Drug Shortages Ballooned by 400% in ER’s Since 2001?

New study detailing drug shortages in ERs shows drug companies won’t produce even the most vital drugs if they can’t make a big profit from them.


Antidepressant Review Shows Big Pharma Covers Up Links to Suicide

The largest review to date of the effect of antidepressant drugs on children and teens uncovered shocking cover-ups and lies by Big Pharma.


Update: FDA Takes Major Steps to Address Growing Opioid Crisis

New testing standards have been unveiled that are intended to make painkillers harder to abuse. Companies must also prove generics have the same properties.


Would You Swallow a Data-Tracking Big Pharma “Smart” Pill?

Big Pharma is spending like never before ‘smart pills’ with a microscopic device that relays ‘health data’ to a patch worn by the patient.


2 North Texans Hospitalized After Using Synthetic Opioid

A synthetic opioid developed in the 1970s for research is emerging as a dangerous recreational drug, despite warnings that it’s not for human consumption.


Big Pharma Gets Wounded in China from Slashed Drug Costs

As citizens suffer in China, it seems that drug prices are being slashed where it hurts – in Big Pharma’s collective wallet. Will the price gouging stop?


Senator Urges CDC: Study Marijuana, Help End Painkiller Epidemic

Senator Elizabeth Warren urges CDC to study medical marijuana as a means for stopping epidemic of addiction to pharmaceutical narcotics.


What Does Obama’s Appointee for Next FDA Commissioner Mean for Us?

What does Robert Califf becoming new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration mean? It means the FDA has officially been bought by Big Pharma.


Vermont Draws One Step Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

On Thursday, the Vermont state Senate gave final approval to a bill legalizing recreational marijuana, beginning in 2018.