Scarborough: 'Let Me Assure You'—Trump Not Taking Hydroxychloroquine
May 19th, 2020 9:06 AM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says, "let me assure you, the President of the United States is not taking hydroxychloroquine." Scarborough claims that President Trump said he was taking the drug in order to distract Americans from various issues, including the coronavirus death toll that has now surpassed 90,000.
Stop Pretending Pandemic Politics Are the New Norm
April 2nd, 2020 2:39 PM
"There are no libertarians in a global pandemic." So goes the smug punchline of large-government advocates who point to the necessity of collective action in the face of an unprecedented global crisis. Without government, they say, we'd all be dead. Few libertarians would disagree. The hardcore libertarians at Reason magazine aren't spending their days fulminating over the evils…
ABC/CBS Stoke Fear of Shortages, NBC Touts Companies Stepping Up
March 30th, 2020 9:07 PM
Panic and fear were on the top of the agenda for ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News during their Monday night broadcasts. Each of these networks harped on valid worries over a lack of personal protective equipment for health care workers, ventilators, and the lag in results of coronavirus testing. But it was only NBC Nightly News that highlighted what the Trump administration was…
‘Defective’ Hip Provides New Amsterdam’s Latest Anti-Business Plot
October 9th, 2019 12:04 AM
Smug, unfeeling suits, unconcerned by harm their products have caused — that’s how New Amsterdam portrayed medical device manufacturers in its latest episode. Construction worker Mr. Martinelli is admitted to the hospital with strange symptoms and the doctors eventually realize he is being poisoned by cobalt from his metal hip replacement device, in “Replacement” which…
FDA Policies Kill
December 20th, 2018 5:16 PM
Among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's responsibilities are approval and regulation of pharmaceutical drugs. In short, its responsibility is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs. In the performance of this task, FDA officials can make two types of errors — statistically known as the type I error and type II error. With respect to the FDA, a type I error is the…
'Hardball': Trump Will Be Blamed for Terror Attack If He Cuts Spending
March 9th, 2017 9:04 PM
In a display of irresponsibility on Thursday night, MSNBC’s Hardball panel predicted with hints of approval that “Leninist” President Trump will be to blame if disease outbreaks or terror attacks occur on U.S. soil during his presidency should he shrink the size of government spending and federal bureaucracy.
93% of Network Stories Ignore Fed Role in EpiPen Crisis
August 31st, 2016 10:45 AM
Networks vilified a drug company and its CEO for the high price of life-saving allergy medicine, all while ignoring government actions which enabled the company’s monopoly, contributed to rising costs and increased demand. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Mylan Pharmaceuticals on Aug. 24, for raising the price of a life-saving medical device called EpiPen by 480…
CNN Frets 'Conservative' FDA Ban on Gay Blood 'Added Insult to Injury'
June 17th, 2016 6:37 PM
In spite of CDC statistics documenting the dramatically higher rate of HIV infection among homosexual males in contrast with the general population -- so much so that more than 60 percent of AIDS patients are homosexual men -- CNN host Anderson Cooper and medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360 seemed befuddled at why the Obama administration FDA would bar…
MSNBC's Carmon: 'FDA Move Could Radically Transform Abortion Access'
March 30th, 2016 5:59 PM
"Advocates for abortion rights don’t get a lot of good news, but Wednesday brought some," MSNBC.com's Irin Carmon gleefully opened her March 30 story, "FDA move could radically transform abortion access."
Daily Beast Cheers 'Progress' As FDA Makes Rx Abortion-Pill Use Easier
March 30th, 2016 3:35 PM
The Obama FDA today changed labeling requirements for use of the RU-486 abortion pill. Noting the revision, the Daily Beast website cheered the move as "progress."
Even HuffPo Admits Obamacare Calorie Regulations May Not Work
December 5th, 2014 10:56 AM
New and expensive federal regulations stemming from Obamacare that will require many restaurants publish calorie counts probably won’t have much impact on patrons’ food choices, experts told The Huffington Post.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on November 25 that “chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines…
CBS, NBC Promote ObamaCare Regulation on Displaying Calories Counts
November 26th, 2014 2:43 AM
During their Tuesday evening newscasts, CBS and NBC squeezed in a few moments each to promote the newest health-related regulation set to affect Americans under ObamaCare next year in the form of additional requirements regarding the listing of calories for food and drinks at public eating establishments, vending machines, and movie theaters.
Both networks pointed out that the move was…
FDA Still Says BPA OK; Networks Continue Criticism
April 10th, 2013 11:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its public statement on bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in some plastics as well as can linings, in March 2013. The FDA’s “current perspective on BPA” is that the chemical is “safe” at the exposure levels from product packaging.
Their position is based on “hundreds of studies including the latest…