Food and Drug Administration

  1. FDA still not seeing the light on indoor tanning risks

    FDA indoor tanning stance leaves teeny-boppers burned

    The crack of the bat. The cheer of the crowd. The smell of hot dogs cooking on the grill.

    It's baseball season everywhere -- and even your local tanning salon is getting in on the action. Swing by any afternoon, and you'll see an army of teenage girls with faces so toasted and leathery by fake baking that they look like old catchers' mitts!

    And these little princesses had better get their yearbook photos taken fast, because they're already living on borrowed time.

    Gals who regularly visit indoor tanning salons aren't just wasting their cash -- they're throwing away their good health. And it's up to you to stop it, because Uncle Sam is proving once again he's not up to the job.

    Faced with mounting evidence that unlike natural outdoor sun exposure indoor tanning boosts your skin cancer risk by a staggering 59% -- and after research proved teens were most at risk -- the FDA has taken the bold and courageous step of now requiring salons to put LABELS on their tanning beds.

    That's the answer we've been waiting for, friend. Not some massive public health campaign -- just discrete labels warning that tanning is dangerous for teens.

    And if you think these million-dollar salons are going to grow a conscience and start turning away the cheerleading team at the door, you may have spent too much time in the sun. Getting into a tanning salon is like getting accepted at a community college -- just flash some cash and you're in.

    About a third of female twelfth graders fake bake, and I hope your daughter or granddaughter isn't one of them. Just because her friends' parents are morons doesn't mean you need to be a moron, too. Send her outside to get some real healthy full-spectrum UV light instead.

    Because there's one word American parents are going to have to learn if we want to keep tanning beds from becoming death beds... if we're serious about saving our girls from a lifetime of radiation and disfiguring surgeries.

    The word is "no." Start practicing it on your teen today, and I promise she'll thank you down the road.

  2. FDA: No proof aspirin prevents heart attacks

    Getting to the heart of bogus aspirin claims

    I'm a man of routine, and I've been starting each day with the "three B's" for years.

    You know what I'm talking about. Bathe, brush the chompers, and relieve the bowels.

    But the moment they hit 50, lots of folks add a fourth B to the morning equation -- they pop a Bayer aspirin.

    And it's giving me one heck of a headache.

    For years the medical mainstream has been pushing nonsense about how aspirin can wipe away heart attacks one tiny pill at a time. The only problem is it's a mighty tall tale right up there with Pecos Bill lassoing tornadoes or Paul Bunyan digging Lake Michigan with his trusty axe.

    But if you've been swallowing this medical myth for years, even Uncle Sam -- the same guy who never met a drug he wouldn't ask you to swallow -- says it's time to stop.

    It's a chilly day in hell and that wasn't a 747 that just flew over your home -- it WAS a pig with wings. Because the FDA has just REJECTED an effort by Bayer to start claiming aspirin is a "primary" tool for preventing heart attacks and strokes.

    And the reason was so simple, even the feds could explain it -- there's just NO evidence.

    The FDA poured through years of studies -- and so have I -- and there isn't a shred of proof that aspirin can prevent heart attacks for folks who have never had one. But there's PLENTY of proof that aspirin can cause internal bleeding and even INCREASE your risk of heart disease!

    Friend, I didn't even know the feds owned a "REJECT" stamp. But apparently they do because they dug it out and dusted it off for this -- and you need to pay attention. Before you waste another dollar on aspirin therapy, start demanding something you'll never see on a Bayer bottle or one of their slick television commercials.

    Proof it works.

  3. Merck pushes forward with osteoporosis drug linked to strokes

    A top drug company scientist says Merck will seek FDA approval for osteoporosis drug odanacatib, even though it could boost your risk of atrial fibrillation or stroke.
  4. Feds ignoring call for stronger warnings on PPIs

    A leading public interest group is hauling the FDA to court for refusing to respond to a petition on the dangers of popular heartburn drugs.
  5. Common uterine surgery linked to deadly cancer

    A widespread procedure that grinds uterine fibroids could be spreading cancer cells all over your body.
  6. Diabetes drug makers slapped with $9 billion penalty

    A Louisiana jury found that Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceuticals withheld information linking diabetes drug Actos with bladder cancer.
  7. FDA approving untested medical devices for kids

    A new study proves that more than eight-in-10 "high risk" medical devices used on kids have never been tested on anyone younger than 18.
  8. FDA withheld lifeline from dying cancer patients

    Brain cancer patients left for dead by the mainstream had one final hope in a Texas alternative healer. So why did the FDA waste months denying their treatment?
  9. Food labels coming out of the shadows

    Are Americans too lazy to turn around a can of soup? The FDA may move nutrition labels to the front of food packages so chubby Americans stop ignoring them.
  10. Has the FDA approved the next deadly street drug?

    Medical experts warn new hydrocodone drug Zohydro will kill the day it hits the market.

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