FDA: Deregulating during the Pandemic, and Beyond  

FDA:  Deregulating during the Pandemic, and Beyond  

DON’T WASTE A CRISIS. REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY MERITS SERIOUS CONSIDERATION FOR THE LONG TERM. by Dvorah A. Richman, ©2020 (Jul. 1, 2020) — The press has obsessively focused on supposed government shortfalls regarding COVID-19 testing. However, virtually no attention has been given to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) vigorous and unprecedented efforts to ease regulatory […]

Friday’s Coronavirus Presser: FDA, Governors, Testing Updates

Friday’s Coronavirus Presser:  FDA, Governors, Testing Updates

IN UNUSUALLY BRIEF SESSION by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 24, 2020) — Friday’s press conference began at approximately 5:40 p.m. EDT with President Trump reporting that deaths and new cases nationwide as well as in New York City and Louisiana are down significantly. “New cases in New York are down 50% compared to a week ago, […]

Tuesday: Dozens of Companies Devising Coronavirus Tests

Tuesday:  Dozens of Companies Devising Coronavirus Tests

AND LOOKING AHEAD by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 21, 2020) — President Trump began Tuesday’s White HOuse Coronavirus Task Force press conference by reporting that he is sending “love and prayers” to Americans who have “lost a friend or family member to the virus.” He said the U.S. mortality rate is “one of the lowest of […]

The USDA Has Officially Denied the Wet Market Theory of COVID-19 Transmission to Humans

The USDA Has Officially Denied the Wet Market Theory of COVID-19 Transmission to Humans

IS “THE LAB” THE SOURCE OF THE CORONAVIRUS? by Ren Jander, ©2020 (Apr. 6, 2020) — Yesterday, a story broke about a tiger having tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo. The story noted that multiple domestic animals have also tested positive. The story also highlighted that medical professionals believe the virus […]

Coronavirus Presser: Hydroxychloroquine, Hoarding and Healing America

Coronavirus Presser:  Hydroxychloroquine, Hoarding and Healing America

“WE’RE GOING TO GET IT BETTER FAST” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 3, 2020) — At today’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Trump introduced House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “the next Speaker of the House, I hope,” after which McCarthy announced that Bank of America took more than 10,000 applications within a two-hour […]

A Tale of Two EUA’s

A Tale of Two EUA’s

“BOOTING THE DEMOCRATS OUT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Apr. 1, 2020) — The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has the authority, under § 564 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, to issue “Emergency Use Authorization” (“EUA”) orders for medical equipment and drugs which, because of exigencies, can be put into use immediately.  This […]

COVID-19 Tests: The Non-Fake News

COVID-19 Tests: The Non-Fake News

OUR SYSTEM MAY NOT BE THE FASTEST, BUT IT’S GIVING US TRUSTWORTHY ANSWERS by Dvorah Richman, ©2020 (Mar. 22, 2020) — Federal officials recently testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about government responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Committee members exhibited concern and frustration, and engaged in politicized finger-pointing, over what they […]

“Anti-Viral Therapies”

“Anti-Viral Therapies”

“WE THINK WE HAVE SOME GOOD ANSWERS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 19, 2020) — At the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing Thursday, President Trump announced that the FDA is now able to approve a drug commonly used for malaria for the treatment of coronavirus for dispensing by prescription “nearly immediately.” Trump praised the FDA […]

Wednesday: White House Provides Updates on “Chinese Virus”

Wednesday:  White House Provides Updates on “Chinese Virus”

“IT COMES FROM CHINA” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 18, 2020) — Beginning just after noon Wednesday, the White House Coronavirus Task Force provided an update on what President Trump, at the outset, termed “the Chinese virus.” Trump said he is invoking the Defense Production Act in order to allow for the increased production of necessary […]

Autism––Still Looking for Answers in All the Wrong Places

Autism––Still Looking for Answers in All the Wrong Places

UPDATED FROM AN APRIL 2014 ARTICLE ON THIS ISSUE by Joan Swirsky, ©2019 (Sep. 9, 2019) — According to 2018 statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), up from 1 in 68 in 2016. This updated CDC chart––from 2019––reveals the shocking […]

Some Truths Ignored About “Big” Pharma

Some Truths Ignored About “Big” Pharma

“DRUG COMPANIES ARE NOT THE CRIMINALS” September 4, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues: This morning’s “Examiner” leads with an article that says “Big Pharma” has a lower public opinion rating than almost any other business. While every industry has its critics, “big” has become a primary pejorative descriptor.  “Big” doesn’t always mean “better,” but in […]

Enforce Rules against False and Misleading Organic Claims

Enforce Rules against False and Misleading Organic Claims

FDA MUST NO LONGER LET ORGANIC FOOD GROWERS, MANUFACTURERS AND SELLERS GET AWAY WITH LIES by Paul Driessen, ©2019 (Aug. 12, 2019) — A couple years ago, the US Food and Drug Administration sent a “Warning Letter” to Nashoba Brook Bakery, advising its owners that listing “love” as an ingredient in their granola violated the […]

Five Stages of Climate Grief

Five Stages of Climate Grief

PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD HELP – AND FORCE CLIMATE ALARMISTS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THEY’VE IGNORED by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Nov. 27, 2016) — Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and houses of worship have presented stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Liberal-progressive snowflakes are wallowing in denial, anger and […]

Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

“AN ESCALATING PANDEMIC” by Joan Swirsky, ©2014 (Apr. 2, 2014) — Just last week, on March 24, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) released its latest data on autism. After surveying medical and school records from 11 states, the CDC found that autism has more than doubled since the new […]

“Rendition,” Fact or Fiction? Totalitarian Government is Here

“Rendition,” Fact or Fiction?  Totalitarian Government is Here

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS VS. “WE THE PEOPLE” by Bob Russell, ©2013, blogging at Conservative Daily News (Dec. 21, 2013) — I watched the movie “Rendition” a few nights ago and began thinking about the situation in our nation today.  The movie is about an Egyptian man who has lived in the United States for 20 […]

Organic Crops Are Tested for Pathogens, Right? Nope

Organic Crops Are Tested for Pathogens, Right? Nope

WE NEED TO CHECK ORGANIC CROPS FOR BACTERIA, TO ENSURE THEY REALLY ARE HEALTHY – AND SAFE TO EAT by Mischa Popoff, ©2013 (Jul. 17, 2013) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits synthetic nitrogen fertilizer in organic production and encourages natural compost. But it does not test for un-composted feces, relying instead on […]

How Sad the Life of the Leftist

“LACKING SELF-RELIANCE” by Don Fredrick, ©2013, blogging at The Obama Timeline (Jan. 28, 2013) — Every so often I receive an email from a big-government supporter who calls conservatives hypocrites for opposing high income taxes while supporting government programs. I typically delete the email and do not bother responding because 1) leftists aren’t worth the […]

Before We Discuss Guns….

Before We Discuss Guns….

“POWER AND WEALTH” by JB Williams, ©2013 (Jan. 6, 2013) — Oddly enough, on the long list of causes of death in America, guns barely make an appearance way down the list. So, if the federal government wants to do something to protect innocent life in America, there is a long list of things they […]