(LATimes) – AquaBounty is seeking FDA approval for a genetically engineered fish that reaches market weight in half the usual time. Some in the industry are leery.
With a global population pressing against food supplies and vast areas of the ocean swept clean of fish, tiny AquaBounty Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Mass., says it can help feed the world.
The firm has developed genetically engineered salmon that reach market weight in half the usual time. What’s more, it hopes to avoid the pollution, disease and other problems associated with saltwater fish farms by having its salmon raised in inland facilities.
The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve what would be the nation’s first commercial genetically modified food animal. Full article here
(NaturalNews) – Declaring ozone generators an unapproved and untested medical device, the FDA seized the inventory of a California manufacturer on January 29.
“The seized devices are potentially harmful to public health,” said the agency’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, Michael Chappell. “The agency will take action to protect the public from FDA-regulated products that are in violation of the law.”
According to an FDA press release, Auburn, Calif. manufacturer Applied Ozone Systems has promoted its devices for the treatment of a variety of health conditions including cancer, AIDS, herpes and hepatitis. The use of ozone machines as medical devices has not received FDA approval, however, making it illegal for the company to market them for those uses. Continue reading →
(HealthWyze) – GlaxoSmithKline has just started to settle lawsuits, because their diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks. This minor complication would be resolved in a criminal court on murder charges if any of us mere mortals gave people drugs which killed them, but GlaxoSmithKline has a license to kill. They like to call it F.D.A. approval, but we know what it is. It’s somewhat coincidental that their cancer drugs cause diabetes, and then the diabetes drugs cause heart disease. The corporate agenda is unmistakable.
The F.D.A. recommended that Avandia be removed from the market after it caused a “substantial excess number” of heart attacks and heart failure. How many heart attacks are acceptable? How many have to die before their deaths are counted as a ‘excess’? How many deaths before their license to kill is revoked?
Reuters reports that Avandia is no longer a big product for GlaxoSmithKline, as the patent on the drug will run out in just two years. It is convenient that the public is notified of the danger only as the patent expires. That will teach those generic drug manufacturers to ride the gravy train! You see, drug companies don’t make decisions on which drug is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ based upon efficacy or safety. The decisions are made based solely upon profit-making ability. Avandia has become a P.R. problem, and it’s not making that much money anyway. They might as well kill those generic manufacturers while bailing out of the Avandia market.
In its first-quarter financial report last month, Glaxo increased the reserves budgeted for legal matters by 210 million pounds ($325 million), some of which is expected to go towards settling Avandia cases.
(Euractiv) – In a controversial move, the European Commission yesterday (2 March) gave the green light for the first genetically-modified potato to be cultivated in the European Union. Continue reading →
(Rasmussen) – The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 22% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. That matches yesterday’s result as the lowest level of strong approval yet recorded for this President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends). – Continue reading →
Ontario Health Minister David Caplan urged Ottawa yesterday to speed up approval of untested H1N1 vaccines amid fear-hyped concerns that a second wave of the swine flu may have already arrived in the province. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Emails and information circulating on the ‘net point to a rumor that the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a pandemic virus into the population via a “mock-up” vaccine. One story cites a WHO announcement (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swin…) which explains: Continue reading →
The Federal Government has unveiled plans to toughen its counter-terrorism laws, including a change to allow police to break into a suspect’s home without getting approval from a judge. Continue reading →