It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

CVS shocked the public and markets when it announced yesterday that it will stop selling tobacco before the end of the year.¬†As a result, the pharmacy chain will lose two billion dollars in annual revenue. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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Alcoholic. Junkie. Sugar Addict ??

Alcoholic. Junkie. Sugar Addict ??

There are some people who can’t resist sugary treats. We say they have a sweet tooth. But pretty soon, we may be calling them “sugar addicts”. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have published a position paper in … Continue reading

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FDA to Regulate Tobacco. What are the Food Lessons to be Learned?

FDA to Regulate Tobacco. What are the Food Lessons to be Learned?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife The Senate has passed The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which will finally allow the FDA to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products. To date, these killer products were under the auspices … Continue reading

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Wishlist for the New FDA Boss

Wishlist for the New FDA Boss

Image via Wikipedia The FDA has served as a punching bag for this blog and other critics for a long time. In retrospect, deservedly so. Weakness in the face of the food industry, revolving doors of top personnel and corporate … Continue reading

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The Food Industry is NOT Behaving Like the Tobacco Industry. Right?

The Food Industry is NOT Behaving Like the Tobacco Industry. Right?

The Milbank Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health policy, provides an assessment of the social, legal, and ethical dimensions of health care policy in the US. Their March issue is dedicated to obesity, a disease that has … Continue reading

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