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Greg Webb

Recent Study from a Tobacco State Paints E-Cigarettes in Favorable Light

As the FDA continues to look at regulating the e-cigarette industry and many cities across the world are implementing no e-cigarette smoking bans, the latest study on the use of e-cigarettes may be clouding the picture. On July 30th the […]

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FDA Warns Against Use of Sexual Enhancement Supplement, “O.M.G”

“O.M.G.” is a sexual health supplement that can be found online and in some retail shops. According to the FDA website it’s even available on the Sears website.  The FDA has just issued a warning that O.M.G., which does indeed […]

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Study Supports FDA Concerns about Power Morcellators

Every year about 50,000 women have their uterus removed to prevent the possibility of uterine cancer. Most will undergo a minimally invasive procedure called power morcellation, which “uses a device to cut uterine tissue into pieces before removal through small […]

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Keep On Truckin’? Industry Shortage of Truckers Slows Down Business

According to the American Trucking Association there was a shortage of 30,000 qualified truck drivers earlier this year. This shortage is predicted to rise to 200,000 over the next decade. A recent New York Times article, The Trucking Industry Needs […]

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Uterine Fibroids and the Spread of Cancer – Power Morcellation Update

I want to update you on a story I published in May on the use of power morcellators to remove fibroid tumors and perform hysterectomies.  Recently, the FDA held two days of hearings to gather evidence and opinion on the […]

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FDA Cites Supplement Maker Zarbee’s for Facebook “Likes”

Zarbee’s is just another dietary supplement manufacturer; take a look at  its website and you see a very mom-friendly layout with smiling cartoon bees and grass-green borders. It doesn’t look like your typical drug supplement e-sales website, but it is. […]

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Progress on Cigarettes? Report Says They Are Deadlier and More Addictive Than Ever

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has just released a comprehensive report on cigarettes and the tobacco industry, entitled Designed for Addiction.    The report was compiled from internal documents released by the tobacco industry, Surgeon General reports and published research.  According […]

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India-based Co. Recalls Generic Lipitor Over a Dosage Mix-up.

Generic drugs account for roughly 80% of the all the prescription drugs sold in the U.S.   They are reported to have saved Americans close to $200 billion in 2011. We do not typically have a choice, as many health […]

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Recent Study: We Eat Too Much Sugar and That Is Bad (What Next?)

If you crave sugar, this recent story on sugar consumption is going to be dissatisfying.  We all know that too much sugar can lead to obesity and cavities. Recent studies, however,  are also linking the “natural”  sweetener directly to high […]

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Pesticides On Foods and In Our Environment = Increase Risk for Parkinson’s

If you eat fruits and vegetables, play golf or go to your local park you are likely being exposed to pesticides. Pesticides are used in office buildings, businesses, and homes; we may have banned the most dangerous ones, like DDT, […]