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Mosquito-Borne Zika Cases Confirmed in Florida

The Zika virus has conclusively arrived on American shores, as Florida officials announced the first confirmed cases of mosquito-transmitted infections on Friday.

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Can a Single Drop of Blood Foretell Your Future—and Maybe Save Your Life?

It’s always a challenge to notice something that isn’t there, but should be there—the absence of a presence, one might say. And so, as we read the article in the April 28 Washington Post, “There’s a New Sheriff in town in Silicon Valley—the FDA,” we can hunt for what, or who, is missing.

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New Zika Virus Test Receives Emergency Approval

A new test for the ZIka virus has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just as officials announced the discovery of an additional mosquito found to be carrying the virus deep into the United States.

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Theranos: Feds Launch Criminal Investigation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have opened criminal and civil probes into blood-testing company Theranos, just days after reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services were proposing to shutter its labs and ban its founder from the medical testing business.

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Planned Parenthood Celebrates FDA’s Expanded Use of Abortion Drug

Planned Parenthood is celebrating the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to authorize expanded use of Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, an abortion pill that can be used to end an unborn baby’s life. The taxpayer-funded abortion business tweeted the

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Rep. Paul Gosar: The Government Wants to Join You in Bed — the Tanning Bed

We’ve been watching for some time how one federal agency or another wants to take away your freedom of choice. Usually your freedom is taken from you under the guise of “public safety,” but in reality most of the time it is simply someone who wants to stick their nose in your business because they don’t like what you may like.

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The Empire Strikes Back Against Sen. Ted Cruz

What Empire? What Empire is striking back? Answer: It’s the Empire of Beltway Anti-Medical Drug Naderites and bureaucrats—those who have piled high the red tape and the rent-seeking costs, thereby diminishing innovation and pushing down annual approvals of new drugs to levels below those seen in the mid-1990s.

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The Right to Try: How the FDA Is Killing Americans

This week, Darcy Olsen, president of the Goldwater Institute, released a vital and fascinating new book, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Lifesaving Treatments They Need. It’s a must-read rebuttal of the left’s number one argument for big government: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects us from evil capitalists who would alternatively poison us or toss us into meat grinders for the viewing pleasure of Sinclair Lewis.

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Silicon Valley: $9B Theranos Threatened with Extinction

As Theranos, Inc. was preparing for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest IPO’s when its pin-prick blood test for thousands of diseases was approved by the FDA on July 15, the company was rocked on October 15 by a Wall Street Journal article citing “unnamed” former employees claiming Theranos inflated its testing effectiveness to the FDA.

Theranos Founder and C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes (Mike Windle / Getty)

FDA Issues Warning Over Kim Kardashian’s Drug Promotions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she’s probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian’s social media posts violate federal drug-promotion rules.

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