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Baby Bottles Release Millions of Microplastic Parts

Baby Bottles Release Millions of Microplastic Parts

October 22, 2020

Researchers are calling for new guidelines on prepping infant formula in plastic baby bottles, after finding that polypropylene bottles release millions of microplastics into the formula at the rate of 16.2 million microplastic particles per liter....

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges on Its Opioids

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges on Its Opioids

October 22, 2020

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is pleading guilty to criminal felony charges of defrauding federal health agencies and violating anti-kickback laws, and has agreed to pay $5.5 billion in criminal fines and forfeitures. They also have agreed to pay...

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant Has Died

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant Has Died

October 21, 2020

A Brazilian volunteer in Astra Zeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials has died, according to Brazilian healthy authority Anvisa. Even so, a spokesperson from the University of Oxford, which is developing the vaccine with AstraZeneca, said...

Four Newborns Die Because of COVID-19 Lockdown in Australia

Four Newborns Die Because of COVID-19 Lockdown in Australia

October 21, 2020

Four newborns in need of life-saving heart surgeries have died because lockdown policies in Australia did not allow them to be transported across state lines due to travel restrictions. Government officials squabbled over who was actually to blame...

Five South Koreans Die After Getting Flu Shots

Five South Koreans Die After Getting Flu Shots

October 21, 2020

Questions about the safety of the latest flu vaccine have arisen after five people in South Korea died shortly after receiving the vaccine. While health officials denied any connection to the vaccine, authorities still opened an investigation. The...

Do Annual Flu Shots Shorten Life Expectancy?

Do Annual Flu Shots Shorten Life Expectancy?

October 21, 2020

With the latest rendition of flu shots rolling out all over the country, it may be time to take a second look at a study released in 2018 suggesting that getting an annual flu shot actually increased the chances of flu deaths among the elderly....

Researchers Warn Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Increase Your Risk of HIV

Researchers Warn Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Increase Your Risk of HIV

October 21, 2020

As COVID-19 vaccine development moves along at the now-proverbial warp speed, a group of researchers are worrying that some of these vaccine candidates could potentially put certain people at a higher risk of acquiring HIV, the virus that causes...

States File COVID-19 Vaccine Plans — With No Plans to Pay for Them

States File COVID-19 Vaccine Plans — With No Plans to Pay for Them

October 21, 2020

U.S. states had until October 16, 2020, to file their plans for distributing the coronavirus vaccine when it’s ready but, even though they made the deadline, they still have no means or plans on how to pay for those vaccines. The states had...

Johnson & Johnson Refuses to Reveal What Caused Vaccine Halt

Johnson & Johnson Refuses to Reveal What Caused Vaccine Halt

October 20, 2020

More than a week after Johnson & Johnson paused all its COVID-19 vaccine trials due to an “unexplained illness” in a volunteer, the company and the FDA refuse to give further details on what precipitated the pause. CNN reportedly...

COVID-19 Vaccine Company Accused of Misrepresenting Its Role in Operation Warp Speed

COVID-19 Vaccine Company Accused of Misrepresenting Its Role in Operation Warp Speed

October 20, 2020

One of the companies working on a coronavirus vaccine, Vaxart, not only was served with a subpoena in July for allegedly misrepresenting its role with the government in Operation Warp Speed, but is now being sued by investors for it. The problems...

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