Health & Lifestyle
Records Show Trump EPA Pick Led Anti-EPA Crusade For Industry Donors January 18, 2017
"He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things."
Big Pharma’s Influence Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors On Twitter
A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.
Trump Administration To Keep Entitlements, Obamacare Plan Unknown
While Obamacare has largely proved to be a disaster, the Medicaid expansion was a pretty solid success given its objectives: create greater access to health services and improve health outcomes-and its modest cost overruns.
Rex Tillerson Refuses To Address Exxon’s Climate Change Denial
Environmental groups are terribly alarmed by the prospect of having Tillerson at the helm of the United States State Department, especially as the threat of climate disruption caused by humans intensifies.
Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP To Block Sanders Effort To Lower Drug Prices
Sen. Cory Booker and others draw sharp rebuke from observers, who pointed out that many who voted "no" receive substantial contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.
Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept The ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?
The nation’s top science panel has just sketched a clearer way to set a fair price today for cutting tomorrow’s climate risks. Some of Trump’s advisers say the price should be zero.
300 Premature Deaths Linked To UK Air Pollution
In 2014 David Cameron dismissed the pollution event as a “naturally occurring weather phenomenon”, prompting a scathing critique from the European Commission.
Portland Becomes 7th City To Sue Monsanto Over Polluted Waterways
Portland has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.
Trump: US Will Pay For Wall, Mexico Will Pay Us Back Later
"The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!"
UK Reclassifies CBD Oil As Medicine, DEA Deems It On Par With Heroin
Unlike the US, where it will soon be considered as dangerous as heroin, CBD is now classified as a medicine in the UK.