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Sarah Lazare – A Surprise Shill for Big Pharma?

Patients groups have credibility and influence precisely because they ostensibly represent the ordinary people whose fate is in the hands of the health care system, from brain injury survivors to people living with cancer to individuals facing mental health problems. Now a troubling new report [3] from the corporate watchdog group Public Citizen reveals that some patients groups are accepting donations from the …

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Resistance Radio – Matthew Schwartz – 02.14.16

Matthew Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he’s been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration.

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Pharmacogenetics: The Prescription Medication Puzzle with Dr. Valerie Ferdinand – 12.15.15

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN , www.naturalnurse.com , interviews Valerie Ferdinand, N.D. Dr. Ferdinand is a licensed naturopathic physician with an integrative medicine practice in the Portland, Oregon area. Dr. Ferdinand received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Micro/Molecular Biology from Portland State University, and her Doctorate of Naturopathy from the National College of Natural Medicine. Dr. Ferdinand works with various laboratories and is a presenter at multiple conferences and webinars to discuss topics concerning genetic health. Contact Info:Woodstock Natural Health Clinic

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Despite Widespread Opposition, ‘Surveillance Bill in Disguise’ Takes New Step Towards Passage

The U.S. Senate has moved forward the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)—legislation denounced by its many critics as “a surveillance bill in disguise.” With bipartisan support, CISA passed 83-14 in a procedural vote on Thursday. “The Senate just did a really bad thing,” Techdirt‘s Mike Masnick wrote Thursday, and offered a list of the senators he said “just voted to …

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Jonathan Latham – What Happened to Obama’s Promise to Restore Scientific Integrity?

Pretty much every branch of the US government has had trouble implementing President Obama’s flagship scientific integrity policy. In 2011, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) appointed the scientist Dr. Paul Houser to be its first ever Officer of Scientific Integrity. Within a year he was fired. Believing his dismissal was for drawing attention to a scientifically questionable Department policy, …

Colin Chilcoat – Clinton A Continuation Of Obama On Energy

Primary season doesn’t begin for another 4 months, and the general election is still more than a year out. Undoubtedly, no lead is safe, but the Democratic ticket has seen far fewer of the swings that have characterized the GOP’s curious circus. Despite her recent troubles, Hillary Clinton is still the most sure bet to win the Democratic nod—though her …

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Fearless Parent Radio – Raising Sex-Healthy Kids – 08.12.15

Guest // Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, AASECT

Host // Carla Atherton

Sex ed. Those two words are enough to have many of us running for the hills. Fall in, parents! Kids are consuming more media than ever before and the not-so-hidden messaging about sex is everywhere. Hate to break it to you but sex education is important for children BEFORE their school’s typical initiation in fifth grade. The good news is, it’s easier to talk about sex when children are younger. Legions of parents can tell you what happens if you wait too long — the never ending eye roll isn’t the half of it.

Join host Carla Atherton and her favorite sex ed guru on kids and the “birds and the bees”:

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Beth Clay – Where is the Justice in the Poul Thorsen Case? Four Years and Counting…

The last couple of weeks there was a lot of conversation online, in Washington and by the media about what is more important to many Americans – aborted babies or hunted lions. The release of video showing Planned Parenthood doctors and staff discussing aborted babies whose body parts are being provided to research organizations (for payment) outraged many and spurred …

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Will Hurd – US, UK, World Bank Among Aid Donors Complicit in Ethiopia’s War on Indigenous Tribes, Opening the Way to International Agribusiness

USAID, the UK’s DFID and the World Bank are among those covering up for severe human rights abuses against indigenous peoples in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, inflicted during forced evictions to make way for huge plantations, writes Will Hurd. Their complicity in these crimes appears to be rooted in US and UK partnership with Ethiopia in the ‘war on terror’. In …