Stop Crony Healthcare Archives

  • Apr 30, 2020 114

    As Drug Failures for COVID Mount, Feds Ignore Natural Options

    Many COVID drugs are failing. Natural medicine may hold the key—but can government cronyism be overcome? Action Alert! A large analysis has found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine had no benefit for COVID patients, causing more deaths than standard care. Other pharmaceutical treatments ...

  • Apr 30, 2020 15

    Are Ventilators Killing People?

    Emerging evidence suggests they are. Action Alert! Many are now questioning the usefulness of ventilators for COVID-19 patients, suggesting they might cause more harm than good. This may be because the paradigm by which doctors are treating the disease is wrong. Simply put, hospitals around the c...

  • Apr 23, 2020 39

    FDA Still Restricting COVID-19 Testing

    The agency is delaying deployment of serological testing with more red tape. When will this end? Action Alert! The FDA is blocking COVID-19 testing at point-of-care facilities such as doctors’ offices and clinics, and instead insisting that, in many cases, they be performed at “high complexit...

  • Apr 16, 2020 4

    Does Your Prescription Increase Your Risk of COVID-19?

    PPIs are among the many drugs that can make us more vulnerable to COVID-19. Action Alert! As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, it is becoming increasingly clear that a number of pharmaceutical drugs put us more at risk for infection. While Americans should not stop their medications without...

  • Apr 15, 2020 53

    Government Cronyism Undermines COVID Prevention

    Federal policies keep us from learning about the ability of natural medicine to offer protection from COVID-19. Action Alert! As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, the health system has focused on finding a pharmaceutical treatment for the COVID-19 virus. Once found, this treatment will likely be ...

  • Apr 8, 2020 21

    Mixed Message on Masks Highlights Federal Ineptitude in COVID Response

    Inconsistency in government recommendations causes confusion. Imagine that? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reversed their recommendations on mask-wearing. Before April 3, the agency’s guidelines told those of us outside of healthcare settings not to wear masks, wh...

  • Apr 7, 2020 73

    How FDA Red Tape Prevented Widespread Coronavirus Testing

    The FDA needs to stop blocking progress on COVID-19. Action Alert! Countries like South Korea and Singapore that have (so far) successfully hampered transmission of COVID-19 have tested widely for the virus. South Korea had its first confirmed case on the same day as the US, on January 20. Healt...

  • Feb 20, 2020 37

    Drinking Water Contaminated With Deadly “Forever” Chemicals?

    A new analysis shows US water systems are widely contaminated with “forever chemicals,” but the EPA isn’t doing anything about it. Action Alert! A recent analysis from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that America’s drinking water is extensively contaminated with toxic fluorina...

  • Feb 13, 2020 57

    Medicare: Saving Cents Makes No Sense

    Maintaining appropriate vitamin D levels is crucial to our health, particularly in warding off viral infections —so why won’t the government health agencies charged with serving the most vulnerable citizens cover vitamin D tests? Action Alert! Medicare and Medicaid cover 118 million people in...

  • Feb 13, 2020 84

    The Clock Is Ticking for Homeopathy

    This could be our last chance to defend access to homeopathic treatments. Action Alert! The FDA has extended the comment period on its completely unacceptable guidance that shifts how the agency will regulate homeopathic medicines. While the agency says that it will exercise enforcement discretio...