46 Samples of Cooking Oil on Sale in Hong Kong Contained Cancer-Causing Substance in Tests
46 Samples of Cooking Oil on Sale in Hong Kong Contained Cancer-Causing Substance in Tests
/ July 20, 2017 / 0 comments

Harminder Singh, South China Morning Post City’s consumer watchdog tested 60 types of oil and found 46 with toxic carcinogen glycidol, for which there are no safe levels Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found more than 40 samples of cooking oil to contain contaminants and a cancer-causing substance. The Consumer Council [1] tested 60 types…

Press Release: Consumer Safety Coalition Urges Caution For Consumers on Amazon Prime Day
Press Release: Consumer Safety Coalition Urges Caution For Consumers on Amazon Prime Day
/ July 11, 2017 / 0 comments

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (July 11, 2017) – Calling it one of the most powerful business enterprises on the planet, the Consumer Safety Coalition urged consumers to exercise caution when shopping online during Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Day today and to be mindful when shopping of unsafe counterfeit products and deceptive pricing tactics the online retailing…

‘Secondary Drug Industry’ Booming Amid Opioid Epidemic
‘Secondary Drug Industry’ Booming Amid Opioid Epidemic
/ July 11, 2017 / 0 comments

Written by Jessica Wakeman | Healthline In 2014, more than 240 million prescriptions were written for opioids. That is more than enough to “give every American adult their own bottle of pills,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services noted. That same year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 2…

As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data shows
As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data shows
/ June 30, 2017 / 0 comments

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times A new report on opioid use among privately insured Americans has found that diagnoses of opioid addiction increased almost fivefold between 2010 and 2015, ticking up dramatically in 2014. During the same period, the delivery of medication-assisted addiction treatment — the method most likely to result in successful abstinence…

Get Generic Drugs to Market Faster
Get Generic Drugs to Market Faster
/ June 23, 2017 / 0 comments

One good way Congress can bring down the cost of prescription medicines. by Ameet Sarpatwari and Aaron S Kesselheim Bloomberg In late April, Patrick Leahy, a Democratic senator, and Tom Marino, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, introduced legislation to promote timely access to low-cost, high-quality generic drugs. Passing this bipartisan CREATES Act…

CONSUMER SAFETY COALITION URGES FEDERAL ACTION AGAINST RECKITT BENCKISER FOR GAMING OPIOID TREATMENT MARKET
CONSUMER SAFETY COALITION URGES FEDERAL ACTION AGAINST RECKITT BENCKISER FOR GAMING OPIOID TREATMENT MARKET
/ June 15, 2017 / 0 comments

Reckitt Benckiser Sued by 42 States for Abusive Practices LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (June 15, 2017) – Calling the national opioid epidemic a crisis requiring a comprehensive federal response, the Consumer Safety Coalition urged Congress and the Trump administration to set an example for misbehaving drug companies by using the market power of the federal…