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FDA Approves OxyContin For Kids to Deter Purdue Off-Label Lawsuits Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 15, 2015   Prude Pharma has had their painkiller OxyContin approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children as young as 11 to treat pain. The FDA “requested” that Prude “ perform studies evaluating safety and other important information about oxycodone and OxyContin when used in pediatric patients” in order to support new uses of OxyContin in patients ages 11 to 16. Before the FDA approved OxyContin for children, it was used off-label for addiction in teenagers. In 2012, Purdue began paying doctors across the nation to…

Free Speech Victory For Amarin & Off-Label Marketing of Drugs CORRECTION Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 9, 2015   Federal Judge Paul Englemayer of the 2nd Circuit District of New York ruled against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their attempt to stop Amarin Corp from marketing their fish oil Vascepa drug for off-label usage. Englemayer said the FDA violated Amarin’s 1st Amendment rights when the agency tried to restrict promotion of the drug for off-label use when the pharmaceutical corporation “could provide evidence backing its claims”. Vascepa promotional material was marketing the drug as a benefit to patients with “persistently high triglycerides” when…

Surprise! Turns Out Donuts, Bagels & Soda Cause Depression Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 8, 2015   Psychiatrists at Columbia University (CU) have published a study showing that eating too many refined carbohydrates (i.e. white bread, white rice and soda) can raise the risk of developing a depressive disorder. Perhaps not surprising, consuming large quantities of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and dietary fiber were found to decrease the propensity toward depression. The study involved 70,000 postmenopausal women ages 50 to 79 with the goal of deciphering whether or not refined carbohydrates caused or elevated the risk of developing depression in women with no…

Sugar Association Takes California & the Battle Over the Bulge to Court Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 27, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received strong opposition to their prosed new labels that would require food and beverage manufacturers list the amounts of added sugar to the already stated quantities. The new labels define added sugars as “not already present in the food before its production and packaging.” In addition, the FDA is asking that manufacturers include daily recommendation percentages of intake with regard to the added sugar present in their products. In response, the Sugar Association published a letter to the FDA…

FDA Demands New Labels: NSAIDs Cause Heart Attacks & Strokes Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 15, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued stringent warnings about over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), i.e. Advil and Aleve. Heart attacks or strokes are said to occur within the first weeks of taking the NSAIDs and this risk is attributed to anyone taking the OTC painkillers. Ibuprofen and naproxen have been found to increase heart attacks and strokes. The FDA has mandated new labels be made by manufacturers of the drugs to state that these OTC painkillers “cause an increased risk”…

8 Senators Call For More Research into Health Benefits of Marijuana Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 14, 2015   Senator Elizabeth Warren has written a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); as well as the Office of National Drug Control Policy (NDCP) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting governmental resources be used to “facilitate scientific research on the potential health benefits of marijuana when used for medical purposes.” Warren wrote: “While the federal government has emphasized research on the potential harms associated with the use of marijuana. There is still very limited research on the potential health benefits of marijuana—despite…

Emory Scientists May Be Able to Predict How Long You Will Live Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 8, 2015   The Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has published a study claiming to have found a way to scan a patient and deduce how long they are likely live. Called the Coronary Calcium Scan, this technique utilizes a CT scan to search for calcium deposits in the 3 major arteries of the heart which carry blood away to be redistributed back into the body. After monitoring 10,000 patients over a 15 year period, the researchers discovered that “people with the largest amounts of calcium in their arteries…