The FDA sued over Withholding of Information about Ractopamine Growth Drug used in Meat Industry

Ractopamine: The Meat Additive on Your Plate That’s Banned Almost Everywhere But America

Ractopamine: The Meat Additive on Your Plate That's Banned Almost Everywhere But America
Food safety advocates sue FDA over withholding of information about ractopamine growth drug used in meat industry

Ractopamine –  marketed as Paylean for pigs, Optaflexx for cattle and Topmax for turkeys – is used in 80 percent of US pig and cattle operations. The asthma drug-like growth additive, called a beta-agonist, has enjoyed stealth use in the US food supply for a decade despite being widely banned overseas.

This month, the Center for Food Safety  (CFS) and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have  sued the FDA for withholding records pertaining to ractopamine’s safety.

Read Ractopamine: The Meat Additive on Your Plate That’s Banned Almost Everywhere But America
by Martha Rosenberg, 30 Oct 2013

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Big Pharma and Consumer Manipulations… how the Pharmaceutical Industry turns Profits

Six ways Big Pharma manipulates consumers

Six ways Big Pharma manipulates consumers
Pharma is looking at the elderly as a new market for ADHD drugs

Here are six new Pharma marketing initiatives that are guaranteed to keep investor expectations high along with our insurance premiums. The secret? Recycling old and discredited drugs and marketing diseases to sell the few new ones. ‘

  1. Repurposing Ritalin
  2. Male Hormone Replacement
  3. Calling Alcoholics and Addicts Mentally Ill and In Need of Vaccines
  4. Pathologizing Insomnia
  5. ”Selling” Chronic Immune Disorders
  6. Recycling Neurontin

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by Martha Rosenberg, Apr 28, 2013

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder emerging Market… and Big Pharma Strategies

Big Pharma’s newest invention: adult ADHD

Big Pharma’s newest invention: Adult ADHD
Who belongs to this untapped market? You do, of course

There is good news and bad news about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — that is, if you’re a drug company. The bad news is the kid market has peaked out with 4.5 million U.S. children now carrying the label. The good news is adult ADHD is an emerging market. In fact, adult ADHD, with symptoms similar to pediatric ADHD such as impulsivity, distractibility and difficulty paying attention, following instructions and meeting deadlines, is the next big thing “.

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by Martha Rosenberg, Oct 1, 2012

How do You like your Meat? With Zeranol, Melengestrol acetate, or Ractopamine?

The Drug Store in American Meat, by Martha Rosenberg

How do you like your meat? With Zeranol, Melengestrol acetate, or Ractopamine?
We’re Eating What? by Martha Rosenberg

Thanks to the black hand of Big Meat on USDA and FDA policies, the drugstore in U.S. meat is largely hidden from food consumers. So are the health effects of the cheap, ubiquitous and unwholesome meat.

Read the full article The Drug Store in American Meat
by Martha Rosenberg, CounterPunch, 28 Nov 2012

The Rise of Big Meat-bred super Bugs

2012 was bringing bad news for people who don’t want “free antibiotics” in their food

The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs

Despite the public health risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the lobbyist-swayed FDA keeps easing regulations

!!!! Simply shocking …!
The FDA is once again failing at protecting public health … Please can someone remind me what the FDA’s role and responsibilities are?

Read The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs
by Martha Rosenberg, Jan 31, 2012.

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