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The Cures Act will help improve, modernize our mental health system

The United States is the world leader in medical innovation. With the passage Wednesday of the 21st Century Cures Act, the House demonstrated its commitment to this cause and gave hope to the millions of Americans and their loved ones who need it most. Cures incorporates important provisions that take steps to ensure people who

The Lost Art of Congressional Oversight

Bob Barr, Looking back on Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you easily could conclude that there is no problem they couldn’t solve. They promised to defeat ISIS, create millions of jobs, and bring prosperity and happiness to all. That is, if you were willing to give them your vote.

Hillary’s Campaign to Lower Drug Costs Is a Downer No Happy Pill Can Fix

Devon Herrick,  Drug prices have become a campaign issue accompanied by a plethora of bad ideas. Spending on prescription drugs has grown tremendously over the past few decades, mainly due to the increase in the number of diseases and conditions treated using drug therapy. The truth is: most drugs are dirt cheap! Only a small

Despite Gun Control Rhetoric, Obama Arms Federal Civilian Agencies More Than Ever

Circa News | Kellen Howell $4.7 million in high-powered weapons, ammunition and military gear during the last decade. The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service doesn’t seem like a Wild West sort of federal agency since its biologists mostly check on the human health impact of animal and plant species. But it

Finding a Cure for the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Before my election to Congress, I served more than thirty years as a community pharmacist. In that time, I witnessed and participated in some of the greatest advancements in the history of medicine. I have seen diseases that once required hospitalization become illnesses treated from home with medication. I have

Criminal investigation reportedly launched into Dole Food over listeria outbreak linked to deaths

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Dole Food Co. over a listeria outbreak linked to four deaths in the U.S. and Canada and multiple other illnesses. Dole “has recently been contacted” by the DOJ regarding the outbreak, which involved packaged salad produced in its Springfield, Ohio, facility, the company said, adding

Vermont to target ‘willful violations’ of GMO labeling law

 As Vermont is set to become the first state in the country on July 1 to require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, the state’s attorney general says his office will enforce the law by targeting “willful violations” by manufacturers and not products that were produced before that date that are still on

Autism’ Reported as Vaccine Side Effect, FDA Insert Shows

Adan Salazar, Discontinued vaccine contained thimerosal, aluminum and formaldehyde. A vaccine insert available via the US Food and Drug Administration website lists “autism” as one of many reported severe adverse side effects. Sanofi Pasteur’s whooping cough vaccine Tripedia, which was designed to be administered in five doses between six weeks and seven years of age,