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Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Germany bolsters iodine supply in case of nuclear incident

German authorities are increasing their stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear incident. Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection confirmed Thursday it has ordered 189.5 million iodine tablets “to ensure a safe and widespread distribution in case of a radiological or nuclear emergency.” Public broadcaster WDR, which first reported… Read More »

U.S. brings first criminal case against major drug distributor over opioids

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen ahead of the… Read More »