Stem cell clinics that blinded women used smallpox vaccine go to war with feds | Ars Technica


As promised, FDA got DOJ to crackdown on shady, dangerous stem cell clinics

Source: Stem cell clinics that blinded women used smallpox vaccine go to war with feds | Ars Technica

CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” poisons baby with high levels of lead | Ars Technica UK


Beads tested positive for lead after baby found to have 8X worrying levels in blood.

Source: CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” poisons baby with high levels of lead | Ars Technica UK

91% of patients who survive opioid overdose are prescribed more opioids | Ars Technica

Examining a national database of health insurance claims, researchers found that 91 percent of patients who suffered a nonfatal overdose of prescription opioid painkillers continued getting prescriptions for opioids following the overdose. And, the researchers found, overdose survivors who kept taking high dosages of an opioid—including morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone—were twice as likely to have another overdose within two years.

Source: 91% of patients who survive opioid overdose are prescribed more opioids | Ars Technica

Makers of OxyContin Bankroll Efforts to Undermine Prescription Painkiller Reform


Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market highly addictive opioid painkillers are funding nonprofit groups fighting against reforms.

Source: Makers of OxyContin Bankroll Efforts to Undermine Prescription Painkiller Reform