Tuesday, April 16, 2024

‘Narratives of delay’: How the animal pharma industry resists moves to curb the overuse...

A DeSmog review of hundreds of documents identifies eight arguments fielded by the industrial farming lobby to allay concerns over livestock drugs.

$6 billion in PhRMA Network grants flood the non-profit world, muddying the advocacy landscape

An analysis of the $6 billion in grants distributed by PhRMA and its member companies.

A poisoned legacy: challenging the EPA’s reluctance to ban glyphosate amidst rising health concerns

Unveiling the controversy: a deep dive into the legal, scientific, and humanitarian debate over glyphosate's future

EPA announces Lead and Copper Rule Improvements proposal to remove lead pipes from water...

The proposal requires states, water utilities, and communities to locate lead water service lines, then utility companies are tasked with replacing a minimum of 10 percent of the lead water pipes every year to reach completion within the 10-year time frame.

Historic ruling in Wisconsin: a beacon of hope for abortion rights advocates

Wisconsin judge's ruling against 1849 anti-abortion statute marks a pivotal moment in state's reproductive rights debate.

Wildfires unleash deadly air crisis as Western USA chokes on toxic smoke surge

Rising wildfire smoke nullifies decades of air quality gains.

Privatized prison healthcare in the US—profiteering at the expense of inmate health

Profiting from pain—the harsh reality of privatized prison healthcare in America.

Surging hunger in the US signals alarming trend as food aid cuts take toll

As vital food aid programs expire, millions of Americans face rising hunger challenges, reveals Hunger Free America's 2023 National Hunger Survey Report.

US military says national security depends on ‘forever chemicals’

As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.

Insurance executives refused to pay for the cancer treatment that could have saved him....

A Michigan law requires coverage of cancer drugs. One insurer came up with a “defensible” way to avoid paying for treatments that offered Forrest VanPatten his last chance for survival. “We crossed the line,” says a former executive.