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The Not-So-Huge Victory: USDA Introduces Monsanto’s Non-GMO Label Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 14, 2015   The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have created their own new government certification for foods that are non-genetically modified. This will be offered on a voluntary basis to food producers who want to pay for approval from the government that their food is void of GMO. Tom Vilsack, secretary of the USDA, explain in a letter to department employees that the new certification is being created at the request of an undisclosed “leading global company”. The USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), a department that collaborates with…

Merck’s Gardasil 9 Gets Tech Boost to Ensure New Customers Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 12, 2015   Technology has so many applications, but for the medical industry, one of the most important uses of technology is to remind their patients that it’s time for their next vaccine. According to a new study by researchers with the University of Michigan (UM) Millennial patients ages 19 – 26 were 6 times more likely to get the HPV vaccine when prompted to using an electronic reminder. The Homeland Generation patients ages 9 – 18 are 3 times more likely to respond to an electronic prompting. Out…

Pepsi Plays Bait & Switch: Trades Aspartame for Sucralose Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 27, 2015   Coca-Cola will not bow to the Millennial and Generation X demand for soda that does not contain aspartame; but PepsiCo has taken up that challenge. Diet Pepsi will no longer be sweetened with aspartame, according to the company. This move is in response to “customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.” Just on Twitter to , aspartame sentiment, when measured on a scale of 0 to 100, scores 22 which is below Congress’ ranking of 38. These negative perceptions…

Adderall Generation: Why Has the World Gone ADHD? Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 21, 2015   When it comes to abusing pharmaceuticals such as Adderall no one does it better than the well-to-do. In fact, the drug usually prescribed to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been a favorite among college students which morphs into an addiction by the time they enter the work force. How many Americans are abusing Adderall is unknown; however there is a plethora of professions that take drugs such as Vyvanse and Concerta “to improve work performance”. This includes dentists, stay-at-home mothers and even some high…

FDA Questions Validity of Homeopathic Theories Established in 1700s Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 20, 2015   Twenty-seven years ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) resolved not to demand homeopathic medicine be held to the same standards of approval process as drug companies who want to sell medical treatments. The agency’s stance on homeopathic treatments was to “allow these drugs to come to the market without premarket approval.” This was largely based on a document produced over 215 years ago called the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia which listed various substances as legitimate. The FDA has basically allowed the sale of any product listed on…

GSK Vaccine Recall: Flulaval “Might Cause More Harm Than Good” Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 19, 2015   GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have ordered a recall of their 4 in 1 vaccine called Flulaval Quadrivalent Thimerosal “due to effectiveness issues”. GSK said “the vaccine might cause more harm than good because it is not good enough to protect someone from the current flu strains present in the US.” Flulaval “was designed” to protect against Type A and B and 2 other flu strains which makes it a quadrivalent vaccine – the new standard in inoculations. GSK admitted in a statement “[we] cannot rule out prospective suboptional…

Cannabidiol Study Shows Pure Isolate Tames Epileptic Seizures Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 14, 2015   Researchers at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (LCEC) have conducted a study on cannabidiol (CBD) as an isolate to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy and found some surprising results. In the course of the 12 week trial, “more than half of the children and adults treated with [CBD] experienced fewer seizures.” The participants were given a “99% pure liquid version of the drug was given for three to six months to 137 people with” Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. The majority of the volunteers were…