Wrong diagnosis of little known marijuana reaction causes agony, unneeded tests and surgery

(For Lee Newspapers) A little-known, painful reaction to heavy use of potent marijuana is popping up in emergency departments, hospitals and clinics throughout the country. Because the disorder is often misdiagnosed, frequent users of large amounts of cannabis with high … Continue reading

FDA action banning e-cigarette sales to minors may also protect all users from harmful chemicals

Much to the displeasure of the burgeoning, multibillion-dollar electronic cigarette industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a ruling that prevents those under 18 from buying the battery-operated smokes, as well as cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. … Continue reading

Important reporting on the dangerous corporate practice of buying scientists

David Heath, one the nation’s top investigative reporters, has been chasing this important topic for months and has documented a level of corporate sleaze that most other experts have either failed to notice or refused to acknowledge. I urge you … Continue reading

As Zika dangers become more obvious, Congress balks at releasing needed research money

If they think hard about it, most people can figure out why the Republican-led Congress throws legislative roadblocks in front of almost all demands, requests and pleas coming from the White House. But ignoring an appeal for money to thwart … Continue reading