Investigators are now required to disclose all clinical trials, whether successful or not.
The disappointing results of clinical trials will no longer be able to languish unpublished, thanks to rules released on 16 September by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The long-awaited changes to the HHS clinical-trial disclosure laws requires, for the first time, that researchers report the design and results of all clinical trials and empowers the government to enforce penalties for those that do not comply. The NIH rules apply only to work done through agency grants, and include stricter reporting requirements for phase I trials. If institutions don’t follow the rules, the NIH could withdraw their funding.
The Nepalese Honey That Makes People Hallucinate
Nepal's Gurung people live mostly in small villages in the country's vast Annapurna mountain ranges. In this remote region, they practice an ancient tradition of honey hunting where they descend towering cliffs on handmade ladders to harvest honey nestled under jagged overhangs.
During the spring, the Gurung's honey contains a rare substance called grayanotoxin, which is known for its intoxicating effects. While some say it's a deadly poison, others refer to it as an aphrodisiac, a powerful medicine, and a hallucinogenic drug.
A few months back, the city of Philadelphia became just the second city in the U.S. to successfully pass a tax specifically on soft drinks, adding $.015/ounce to the price a distributor pays for sodas — including diet drinks — and other sweetened beverages. As expected, the beverage industry has fired back with a lawsuit challenging this tax, alleging that it illegally duplicates a state tax and diminishes the purchasing power of low-income Philadelphia residents.
Bayer AG agreed to buy Monsanto Co. in a deal valued at $66 billion, winding up four months of talks to create the world’s biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides.
"Roughly 90% of nearly 170 studies favored the sponsor's interest."
What might surprise consumers is just how many present-day nutrition studies are still funded by the food industry.
"It's definitely a problem that so much research in nutrition and health is funded by industry," says Bonnie Liebman, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit advocacy group. "When the food industry pays for research, it often gets what it pays for." And what it pays for is often a pro-industry finding.
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Only that window on the back of the package reveals bacon’s true, fatty nature—courtesy of the U.S. government.
"It’s one of those automatic things you don’t even think about. But people understand what bacon is. They understand that when they fry it up, it’s going to have a lot of fat.”
When Dr. Oz asked Mr. Trump why he wouldn’t share his medical records, the former reality TV show host turned to the studio audience, and asked for their opinion. “Well, I have really no problem in doing it. I have it right here. I mean, should I do it? I don’t care. Should I do it? I have no problem,” Mr. Trump said before pulling several pieces of paper from a pocket inside his navy blue suit.
“Overall, we find strong, consistent evidence that medical marijuana dispensaries lead to reductions in opioid-related mortality,” the RAND team concluded. Some people who would otherwise be at risk of abusing opioids, perhaps fatally, must have turned to medical marijuana instead, Pacula said.
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