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GNC & NY AG Agreement: Deeper Testing of Herbal Plus Products Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 30, 2015   GNC Holdings has reached a settlement deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their herbal supplement line called Herbal Plus which was found to be subpar after laboratory testing. GNC said their product was in full compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) current good manufacturing practices ; however their herbal supplements did not contain the advertised amount of labeled herbal supplement. Michael Archbold, chief executive officer for GNC said: “As our testing demonstrated, and this agreement affirms beyond any doubt, our products…

FDA Panel to Review the Efficacy of Unproven Alternative Remedies Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 27, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be convening in April to discuss future regulations on homeopathic remedies and review their safety and the evidence proving their efficiency. The FDA published a notice online explaining how their agency will ask those in attendance whether there is credible data to “better assess the risks and benefits” of homeopathic medicines and whether or not these remedies should be sold without a prescription. Homeopathic medicine has grown into a billion dollar industry and has enjoyed no regulatory mandates or…

Why the FDA & Big Agra Are Causing the Next Era of Superbugs Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 25, 2015   The use of antibiotics in livestock is astronomical in developing countries and “expected to surge by two thirds globally between 2010 and 2030, while doubling in emerging giants like China, Brazil, India and Russia.” The countries severely affected are: • Myanmar (205 percent) • Nigeria (163 percent) • Peru (160 percent) • Vietnam (157 percent) In developing nations, increasing food production to feed the estimated 805 million hungry people, must coincide with a “new approach that is less reliant on intensive, antiobiotic-fueled breeding.” The researchers of…

23andMe Helps Pfizer & Others Get into the DNA Business Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 13, 2015   23andMe has made their mark as the newest go-to for pharmaceutical corporations looking to get into the DNA business. This genetic tech corporation is owned by Anne Wojcicki, estranged wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, and funded by Google and Google Ventures with an initial investment of $161 million. The home genetics company has collaborated with Pfizer “to conduct genome-wide association studies and surveys, as well as expedite clinical trial recruitment” and the genome tech giant Genetech for a $60 million venture to “analyze whole-genome sequence…

Illegal Science: Drug Corps Fail to Disclose Clinical Trail Data Health

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Susanne Posel , Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 12, 2015   Researchers at Duke University (DU) have published a study showing that many scientists are failing to report clinical trial results to clinicaltrials.gov (CTG) which is mandated by law. Shockingly, this study found that only 13% of scientists preforming clinical trials have reported their results to CTG; violating an ethical obligation of being timely in reporting data generated from clinical trials. Those participants of the trials in question are not given immediate access to results formulated by their involvement; as well as the usefulness…

FDA Issues Warnings to 6 CBD Industry Corps For Selling Snakeoil Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 11, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration issued several warning letters to firms that market” Cannabidiol (CBD) products because those firms claim that their products contain CBD when they do not. The FDA ran laboratory testing on several products from 6 CBD corporations “and, in some of them, did not detect any CBD.” In their statement the FDA warned: “It is important to note that these products are not approved by FDA for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease, and often they do not…

FDA Approved Livestock Antibiotics Cause Seizures, Heart Disease & Cancer Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 10, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a scathing report on the illegal use of antibiotics on for-meat animals by farmers. Although milk shipments are tested for 6 of the most widely used antibiotics, certain farmers are “using antibiotics that the routine tests don’t try to detect, because the drugs aren’t supposed to be used on dairy cows at all.” In the report, the FDA examined 31 separate drugs from milk samples provided by 2,000 dairy farms in the US. Fifty percent of those farms…