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Kratom: On the Road to Regulation or Relegated to a Ban?

Kratom is a substance of contradiction, attracting its fair share of controversy since stepping into the limelight in recent years. The herbal supplement is touted as a beneficial holistic medicine by some, yet it has been labeled as dangerous, synthetic, and addictive by numerous organizations, media outlets, and policymakers. Many opponents consider kratom a societal […]

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Wellness

Concerns About E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices that claim to contain no tobacco, but are designed to look like conventional cigarettes. They are intended to be inhaled, (known as vaping), similar to how a smoker uses conventional cigarettes . They produce a mist or vapor upon each inhalation that resembles and tastes like the smoke produced […]

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Government

Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bills Support Agribusiness Lobby

This is an update of the article written in March to include a video produced by Schuman Media Center which further explains Ag-Gag Bills hosted by our friend, Bill Moyers. It should be noted the republican super majority removed the bill shortly after this article, but it’s still floating around the legislature and will most […]

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Culture

Vandana Shiva – Fighting Corporate Globalization

When it comes to fighting social and economic injustices, one name always mentioned is Vandana Shiva from India. She’s taken on Coca-Cola when they tried to privatize part of the Ganges River in India along with Monsanto in their global monopoly of seeds. Dr. Shiva is a strong advocate against corporate overreach which has come […]

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Government

FDA Slow and Secretive in Flawed Drug Research

Double Dose: In Second Case of Flawed Drug Research, FDA Response Was Slow and Secretive by Rob Garver and Charles Seife, Special to ProPublica This week, we reported that the Food and Drug Administration left medicines on the market for years after discovering they were approved based on fraudulent studies by Cetero Research, which did […]

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Wellness

FDA Doesn’t Pull Drugs From Market

FDA Let Drugs Approved on Fraudulent Research Stay on the Market by Rob Garver and Charles Seife, Special to ProPublica On the morning of May 3, 2010, three agents of the Food and Drug Administration descended upon the Houston office of Cetero Research, a firm that conducted research for drug companies worldwide. Lead agent Patrick […]