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Greg Webb

Sugar Industry Influenced Dietary “Science” in ’60s. To What End?

In 1973 and again in 1980, the Final Report(s) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Select Committee on GRAS Substances (“Generally Referred to As Safe”) concluded that sucrose or cane sugar – table sugar – deserved a […]

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Studies Begin to Reveal Dangers of E-Cigarettes

One of the most dangerous things about e-cigarettes is that we do not know how dangerous they might be. In most of the articles I have read about e-cigarettes the conclusion is that it will take time to conduct necessary scientific […]

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Sad Truth: The NFL Tried to Influence NIH Concussion Research

Here is how the story goes—the NFL was facing serious push-back about the long-term effects of concussions. As a way of coping with the bad publicity, the NFL offered to give a $30 million donation for a NIH grant to […]

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Remington Rifle Class Action: Example of Successful U.S. Tort System

By Greg Webb, Jan. 19, 2016** A class-action settlement involving roughly 7.5 million (allegedly) defective Remington rifles has been delayed to give both parties a chance to come up with a better way to inform the public of dangers.  The […]

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Whole Foods: When a High-Quality, Healthy Brand Has a Big Fail

As every businessperson knows, ‘brand’ or ‘branding’, is vitally important. It helps successful businesses stand apart.  A brand can and should be about a company’s values, work ethics, and its products and/or services. The brand is used to reflect who […]

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Treating Concussions With Dietary Supplements? The FDA Says “No”

Heal your concussion with our supplements. It sounds like the old advertisements for snake oil—only this particular dietary supplement company was promoting something called “Skate Oil” (which is fermented skate – as in the fish – liver oil) to help […]

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Food Additives Increasing as FDA Scrutiny Decreases

If you’ve taken a good look at the food ingredients on your local grocery store shelves lately you know the number of processed food items has mushroomed. We could live on foods from cans and boxes and never have to […]

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World Health Organization Wants Ban on E-Cigarettes

The e-cigarette debate is heating up following a recent proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and ban the use of e-cigs in public places. The FDA has voiced concerns and many […]

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Compounding Pharmacies Engaging in Profiteering With “Designer Medications”?

Compounding medications are becoming more commonplace, and more expensive. These designer drugs include a baby rash cream that costs $1600 and a compounded pain treatment cream costing $2388 for a 30 days supply. Many pharmacy benefits managers and healthcare plans […]

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Controversial Dietary Supplement Producer Agrees to Suspend Sales After FDA Warning

After months of FDA scrutiny and national attention, due to the federal case against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, the newly named Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals recently announced it is suspending sales of Anatabloc and a related product, CigRx. The products […]