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  • Big Pharma and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising

    Mickey Z:  Since 1997, the U.S. is one of only two countries (the other being New Zealand) that allows direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising for health products like medications and procedures. … Keep this in mind: the main purpose of DTC drug advertising is to sell a product, not educate consumers. … About 4,500 FDA-approved medications and devices are pulled from the shelves each year because they’ve been found to be neither safe nor effective. … Doctors and medicine are now the top cause of death in the United States. … Read here

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  • Study throws new light on impact of Great Depression on human DNA

    Sandipan Talukdar: The findings suggest that the economic recession impacted how people would age, even before they are born. The cells of those who were conceived during the Great Depression show signs of faster ageing … adds to the body of research on how exposure to conditions of hardships like stress and starvation when a baby is […]

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