Congress, FDA at Odds over Software as a Medical Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and members of Congress are at odds over whether software should be regulated as a medical device.

Both sides of the argument were made at a hearing held Nov. 19 by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health which examined federal regulation of mobile medical apps and other health software. Continue reading

Banned for Pets and Farm Animals, but Okay for You and Your Children?

With Consumers for Dental Choice

Dental amalgams have been in use since the American Civil War. They are an anachronism that has been perpetuated by dental industry patents, and there’s a conspiracy of silence that seeks to keep the 75 percent of Americans who are ignorant about that fact that amalgam fillings are actually 50 percent mercury.

As stated by Charlie Brown, who founded the Consumers for Dental Choice in 1996: Continue reading