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The FDA Protects Profits, NOT the Public

This is the shocking TRUTH about the Food & Drug Administration's inability to protect the public from dangerous food & consumer products!

via the New York Times

"People don’t realize there is effectively no regulation of cosmetics...unlike pharmaceutical companies, cosmetic companies are not required to notify the government of “adverse reaction” reports — even if someone dies."

NCI Updates Childhood Cancer Late Effects Info

The National Cancer Institute has updated its summary pages regarding the late effects of childhood cancer.

Talking to Children with Cancer

Via The Journal of Clinical Oncology | Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

"Talking to Children With Cancer: Sometimes Less Is More"

"Guidelines, musings, wisdom, pearls, and the counsel of others are invaluable when it comes to disclosure (or nondisclosure) of prognostic information, but it is not enough. Communication works best when it is built on a relationship of honesty and trust and a continuous presence throughout the ups and downs of a dreadful disease."