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When an insurance company decides to deny coverage for a particular drug, it is easy for the pharmaceutical company to suddenly become David fighting Goliath.

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FDA advisory committee members berated the low numbers of fish used in salmon studies, the inclusion of irrelevant fish in studies which “diluted out the power of the study,” and the generally bad science.

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The AquAdvantage salmon was created by inserting genetic material from Chinook salmon and ocean pout into wild Atlantic salmon. No wonder it's called a Frankenfish.

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A drug many people are eating without knowing it is starting a trade dispute between Russia and the US. This week, Russia announced it will turn away US beef and pork imports unless the US can certify they contain no residue of the livestock drug ractopamine. The ban is scheduled to begin on Friday.

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In exposing the bullying and deceit of of the biotech industry, Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems. Watch it and be galvanized, inspired, and engaged. Then tell everyone you know.

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At the center of one of the great medical controversies of our time, the mishmash around pain medication and addiction to prescription drugs has caused alarm in law enforcement and the public.  But the realities of patients who have chronic pain problems, chronic addiction problems, or both, are not

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The Chinese call it the hundred day cough. In Spanish it is tosferina or “Bark of the Dog.” Pertussis, a.k.a. whooping cough, is a disease that many thought to be a thing of the past, but has been making a comeback for several decades now. In some cases, it has been deadly.

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A new strategy to cripple Obamacare, a legal loss for contraception critics, EPA to review fire retardant toxicity and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Conflicts of interest in genetic counseling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, TV dangers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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