The Obama Administration opposes a proposed independent probe by the Inspector General of the anthrax-laced letter attacks, arguing that it would "undermine public confidence” in a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the attacks “and unfairly cast doubt on its conclusions.” 

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In response to yesterday’s AHRP Infomail (March 5)  in which we informed readers that Dr. Gilbert Ross, the Medical Director of the American Council on Science and Helath (ACSH), the author of a WT OpEd (March 4, 2010), is a convicted felon, whose medical license was revoked after serving two years in prison for healthcare fraud: 

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Sen. Grassley is peeling away psychiatry’s layers of deception about the efficacy and safety of its treatments: "I have come to understand that money from the pharmaceutical industry can shape the practices of nonprofit organizations that purport to be independent in their viewpoints and actions."

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Bill would shield some drug firms from punitive damages Wed, 29 Dec 2004 A proposed bill in Congress would be another disincentive for pharmaceutical companies to disclose drug safety problems. Those promoting the bill should be asked to disclose their financial ties to drug companies. In 2000, a mysterious clause giving Eli Lilly immunity from…

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Elliott Spitzer walks away from prosecuting coporate crimes Sat, 25 Dec 2004 “After nearly three years of high-profile prosecutions of investment banks, mutual funds and insurance companies, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer of New York said yesterday that he is ready to cede those investigations to federal regulators.” Whatever Eliot Spitzer can say about improvements in…

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Just Say No – Forbes Tue, 16 Nov 2004 When Mrs. Nancy Reagan coined the phrase, Just Say No, she was referring to illicit drug pushers. The current Forbes cover story–Just Say No–refers to the prescription drug industry. "In a perverse kind of symbiosis, the cascade of disease and medical complications growing out of America’s…

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Homeland Security bill – Pharma Immunity – WP Fri, 15 Nov 2002 The Homeland Security bill that passed the House includes sweeping last minute provisions attached to it that have nothing to do with the war on terrorism. The provisions put the interest of pharmaceutical industry giants above the health and welfare of the public.…

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