the Independent/UK
by Andrew Gumbel
May 31, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been slapped with criminal charges in Nigeria over a notorious clinical trial it conducted on children during a meningitis epidemic a decade ago. Patients became unwitting guinea pigs for a new, untested antibiotic and many of them either died or were left with permanent disabilities.

Pfizer and its representatives will be called to account at hearings due to begin next month in the Nigerian state of Kano, where public anger over the clinical trial - and the assurances of any pharmaceutical company - remains so high that the local population won’t even trust the Nigerian government to immunise their children against polio.

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Nutra usa
ingredients.com
By Philippa Jones
June 1, 2007

Agribusiness Cargill has teamed up with Coca-Cola to market a new calorie-free natural sweetener made from the South American herb Stevia.

A spokeswoman said she could confirm reports about the existence of the sweetener, but was unable to give further details.

According to reports in the Wall Street Journal, Coca-Cola has filed 24 patent applications for the product, which has been tentatively named Rebiana, and plans to use the sweetener in certain of its beverages.

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May 31, 2007
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International

Rumsfeld and former FDA Commissioner Arthur Hayes are responsible for putting aspartame on the market and millions have died. The FDA has had every opportunity to recall aspartame but instead has given its loyalty to Big Pharma. In l986 when the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned FDA to ban aspartame because so many were having seizures and going blind FDA refused. This was like shouting to the world "We don't care how many have seizures, go blind and die, we represent the aspartame industry and we will be loyal no matter how many perish." Since then there have been thousands of cases of vision problems, blindness and seizures. It wasn't even the case of not knowing. The RAO Study pivotal in the approval of aspartame showed it to be a seizure triggering drug because of high serum phenylalanine levels in the blood. Your own FDA report of 92 documented symptoms list 4 types of seizures being experienced by people in the population.

Why don't you care that people are dying?

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By Joe Stephens
Washington Post Staff Writer
May 30, 2007

Officials in Nigeria have brought criminal charges against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for the company's alleged role in the deaths of children who received an unapproved drug during a meningitis epidemic.

Authorities in Kano, the country's largest state, filed eight charges this month related to the 1996 clinical trial, including counts of criminal conspiracy and voluntarily causing grievous harm. They also filed a civil lawsuit seeking more than $2 billion in damages and restitution from Pfizer, the world's largest drug company.

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By Byron J. Richards, CCN
May 30, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

The penalty in China is death, in America its business as usual. Zheng Xiaoyu, the former head of China’s FDA, was sentenced to death for accepting $832,000 in drug company bribes and for dereliction of duty. Like China, our country is in the middle of a drug and food safety crisis. Why is FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D. getting a free pass? Why did the Senate just pass legislation (S.1082) that gives von Eschenbach significantly more power to do whatever he pleases? And exactly what is it that von Eschenbach is doing?

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NBC11.com
May 25, 2007
Diane Kockler, Staff writer

HFCS Can Block Brain From Knowing What You Eat

Robin Nolan first heard about high fructose corn syrup while watching Oprah Winfrey.

On the show, Dr. Mehmet Oz listed five ingredients to avoid for those who want to live longer. One of them was high fructose corn syrup.

Oz said that HFCS alters the body's ability to regulate appetite; it can make you feel like you're not full, and then you often consume extra calories.

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Science Daily
May 27, 2007

Science Daily — Some cancers seem to be linked to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The findings are based on more than 20,000 Swiss railway workers, who were monitored for 30 years.

The researchers opted to study this group, because railway workers in Switzerland tend to change jobs infrequently and are exposed to much higher levels of electromagnetic field radiation than the general population.

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FDA Study Said to Show Avandia Risk

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
The Associated Press
May 25, 2007

The government's own preliminary evaluation of the diabetes pill Avandia confirms the heart risks reported in a study earlier this week and suggests that as many as 60,000 to 100,000 heart attacks might be linked to its use since it came on the market eight years ago, a leading member of Congress said Thursday.

In a floor statement placed in the Senate record, Sen. Charles Grassley also said that safety watchdogs within the federal Food and Drug Administration "several months ago" recommended a "black box" on the drug's label _ the strongest possible warning.

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Caution: Some soft drinks may seriously harm your health
Expert links additive to cell damage

By Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent
Published: 27 May 2007
Source: The Independent

lattineA new health scare erupted over soft drinks last night amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA.

The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.

The findings could have serious consequences for the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who consume fizzy drinks. They will also intensify the controversy about food additives, which have been linked to hyperactivity in children.

Concerns centre on the safety of E211, known as sodium benzoate, a preservative used for decades by the £74bn global carbonated drinks industry. Sodium benzoate derives from benzoic acid. It occurs naturally in berries, but is used in large quantities to prevent mould in soft drinks such as Sprite, Oasis and Dr Pepper. It is also added to pickles and sauces.

Sodium benzoate has already been the subject of concern about cancer because when mixed with the additive vitamin C in soft drinks, it causes benzene, a carcinogenic substance. A Food Standards Agency survey of benzene in drinks last year found high levels in four brands which were removed from sale.

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Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO
NewsWithViews.com
May 28, 2007

Problems with the cervical cancer vaccine for girls as young as 9 starting to emerge.

Five schoolgirls at Sacred Heart Girls' College in suburban Melbourne, Australia, were confirmed to have taken ill after receiving an injection of Gardasil, the newest vaccine to be mandated for young girls. Soon after the vaccination, twenty-six girls were seen at the campus medical clinic; five were admitted to the hospital after being injected. Two of the girls kept in overnight in observation for dizziness; one had temporary paralysis and loss of speech.[1]

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