Category: Regulation

Pharmaceuticals Added to Pollution Watchlist

Considering that it’s been reported globally for many years that pharmaceutical drugs –particularly the widely popular, often prescribed, marginally helpful kinds — are polluting water bodies at significant levels and affecting amphibian health and fish behaviours, it’s as much disturbing…

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Alberta Whistleblower Protection Report

David Hutton of the Parkland Institute has done an analysis of whistleblower legislation along with recommendations, with a focus on Alberta in particular. Looking at the important health findings that have come from whistleblower protections and incentives in the U.S.…

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CMAJ: Wi-Fi Safety Panel Chair Hid Conflict of Interest

The┬áCanadian Medical Association Journal is reporting that the chair of a special committee charged with assessing the safety of wi-fi did not disclose that he’d taken payments from Industry Canada specifically to help them dismiss public concerns about wi-fi safety:…

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Conflicts within the US FDA Over Drug Safety

This Wall Street Journal Article about popular blood pressure drugs possibly causing cancer provides an interesting glimpse into growing conflicts between scientists within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the agency’s whole mission with respect to drug safety regulation.

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Lack of regulation of carcinogenic cosmetic ingredients

A report on the complete lack of safety regulations in the cosmetics industry. Many known cancer-causing chemicals are being absorbed by people for years on end. A group of doctors is charged with “voluntary” regulating, and they hide behind a…

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