Some Unsettling Truths About Western Medicine’s Drug “Cures”

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green. Part 1, “The Great American Drug Culture,” is available here, along with biographical info about Dr. Green.   How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System? Part 2: Some Unsettling Truths About Western […]

The FDA’s Mixed Message on BPA

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Late last week, the FDA finally announced that it has “some concern” about BPA. According to USA Today, Although the FDA stopped short of telling parents to change formulas or throw out old bottles, officials said they are encouraging manufacturers to stop making baby feeding products containing BPA. The agency also wants to help manufacturers […]

It Was a Merry Christmas for Big Pharma

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2010

Brooks Elliott/Flickr   Wow, AstraZeneca got a sweet Christmas gift from the FDA this year: an advisory panel said that their statin drug, Crestor, should be allowed to be prescribed to “people who have no history of heart disease and don’t fit the traditional profile of an ‘at risk’ population,” according to an ABC News […]

Challenging the FDA’s Unscientific Mercury Ruling

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2009

Below is an email we recently got from Charlie Brown, National Counsel for Consumers for Dental Choice, following up on this past summer’s “mercury amalgam fillings are safe” ruling:     FDA’s Own Documents Show Cascade of Wrongdoing   Documents we continue to obtain from FDA under the Freedom of Information Act paint a picture […]

Why a Dental Mercury Ban Should Be Part of Health Care Reform

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2009

There’s one more commentary on the recent FDA mercury ruling that we’d like to draw your attention to, as it nicely shows the tension between the stated philosophy of the Obama/Biden health care reform plan and goings-on at the FDA. An excerpt: The government seems to be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, […]

Biosis 26: The FDA & Mercury, Double Standards and More

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is now available online. Check it out now to learn more about:   * The FDA’s embrace of discredited dentistry * The health care industry’s double standards when it comes to “evidence based medicine” * Turning your dreams into actions   Read Biosis 26 now.  

On the FDA’s “Pathetic Inability to Demonstrate Even C-Grade Regulatory Science”

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2009

While the mainstream media and skeptic blogs continue to trumpet the “Amalgam Fillings Are Safe Because the FDA Says So” line in the wake of the FDA’s recent reclassification of the material, others continue to question the decision-making process. How is it possible to conclude that a material made of more than 50% mercury – […]

IAOMT Response to FDA Mercury Ruling

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Via Evidence Based Dentistry, blog of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology: On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, the FDA completed its classification of the traditional dental amalgam filling material by making it a Class II device, with minimal controls. Dr. Susan Runner, the acting director of the dental devices division, stated flatly that […]

FDA Rules on Mercury Amalgam

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Via Medical News Today: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final regulation today, Wednesday, saying that at the levels dentists use for tooth cavity filling, elemental mercury in dental amalgam does not harm patients, although adverse health effects are known to occur at higher exposures. Dental amalgam is made by combining mercury […]

Drinks That Eat Your Teeth and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2009

Sports Drink Consumption Can Cause Tooth Erosion, Study Finds (ScienceDaily) In a recent study, the researchers found that prolonged consumption of sports drinks may be linked to a condition known as erosive tooth wear, in which acids eat away the tooth’s smooth hard enamel coating and trickle into the bonelike material underneath, causing the tooth […]

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