It’s true, sad to say: “By the time the truth awakens and puts its boots on, the lie has spread around the world.” Such it is with the JAMA article by Dr. Stanton Glantz and his media acolytes — with one exception. Continue reading →
Public health educators may believe that rationally advising parents about the facts of vaccine safety will lead them to abandon their fears of side-effects. However, a new survey study seems to show that, while a battle may be won, the war is lost. Continue reading →
Last week, European lawmakers decided on their regulatory program for tobacco, increasing government oversight of e-cigarettes. As discussed in Dispatch last week, these regulations include Continue reading →
If you are suffering from moderate-to-severe pain, you can add one more worry to your list—the real possibility is that you will not be able to get effective pain-relieving drugs without considerable effort. And maybe not at all. Continue reading →
EU passes stringent e-cigarette regulations. While obvious age limits on sales and marketing and appropriate consumer product safeguards are included, other sections will do great harm to public health — but could have been even worse. Continue reading →
Nutrition labels on food may soon be getting a makeover for the first time in nearly two decades. The FDA is now proposing a new design based on the current “reality of the American diet,” taking Continue reading →
NY Times article on the future of e-cigarettes paints a “Good vs. Evil” scenario. Unfortunately, there is little guidance therein to detect who is whom. Those of us devoted to science-based public health policy know, however: find out here. Continue reading →
Dr. Gilbert Ross’ op-ed in The Daily Caller, February 19, 2014. The most important, devastating yet preventable public health problem in the western world is cigarette smoking. How bad is it? The W.H.O. predicts one billion lives cut short worldwide this century, if current trends continue. In America alone, the…[Read more].