Head of FDA’s Opioid Advisory Team says Officials are Manipulating Process to Benefit Big Pharma

The Food and Drug Administration is sacrificing American lives by continuing to approve new high-strength opioid painkillers, and manipulating the process in favor of big pharma, according to the chair of the agency’s own opioid advisory committee. Dr Raeford Brown told the Guardian there is “a war” within the FDA as officials in charge of opioid policy […]

Court Filing: OxyContin maker, Purdue Pharma, expected ‘a Blizzard of Prescriptions’ Following Drug’s Launch

A member of the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party that the event would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition”. Top Purdue figurehead Richard Sackler made the comments in the mid-1990s, according to court documents filed on Tuesday afternoon […]

Scientific Study Sheds Light on Why Acupuncture is so Effective for Pain Control

(Natural News) When it comes to pain relief, acupuncture reigns supreme. While mainstream medicine has come to rely on harmful pain relievers, new research has demonstrated that acupuncture is a safer, more effective means of relieving pain than conventional pain-killers. More, scientists are finally beginning to understand how, and why, acupuncture is such an effective […]