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The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his U.K. colleagues that the nutritional benefits of organic food are 'not important.' Left unchallenged...

Providence Service Corporation Rebuts False and Misleading Statements Contained in Proxy Statement Filed by the Avalon Group

TUCSON, Ariz., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today announced that, after a careful review of the proxy statement filed last week by the Avalon Group with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it believes that the Avalon Group's proxy statem...

NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information

Hospice is about Living Life as Fully as Possible ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants all people to know that hospice delivers the highest quality care and services to patients and family caregivers who are coping ...

Hagens Berman Files Class Action Against Bayer Healthcare Over Misleading Marketing Campaign

SEATTLE, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of consumers filed a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit earlier this week against Bayer Healthcare LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG (FRA: BAY), alleging the pharmaceutical giant skirted FDA requirements in marketing two aspirin-based drugs. (Logo...

Workers With No Healthcare Protecting Kaiser Facilities, Security Contractor May Be Misleading California's Largest Healthcare Provider

Many Inter-Con Security Officers Report They Don't Have Healthcare, 41% Surveyed Say Can't Afford Family Health Insurance Plan OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the heart of California's leading healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, an increasing number of security off...

Full-Service Community Hospitals Blast Misleading Letter to Candidates From Limited-Service Hospitals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter recently sent to presidential candidates about specialty hospitals is "all fiction, no facts," according to groups representing full-service community hospitals. Those groups, the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and the American Hospital Association...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As the FDA put out a news release concerning its stance on electronic cigarette products last week, the administration only tested two different brands. What many e-cigarette users say is important about these brands is that they are m...

CCHR Says New Mental Health Study on College Age Students Misleading

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) claims that a new mental health study on college-aged students published in the Archives of General Psychiatry is misleading by describing substance abuse as a mental illness to encourage the use of psychiatric drugs. ...

Hospital Quality Info on Web Can Be Misleading

Inconsistent, dated data leave consumers confused, study finds TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to get accurate information on a hospital's quality by looking at Web sites can leave would-be patients frustrated, due to partial or dated data, a new study finds. In looking...

US Drugmaker Slapped Huge Fine for Misleading Doctors Over Addictive Painkiller

After four years of unrelenting pursuit by the Food and Drug Administration, the Purdue pharma of the US gave in, admitting it had made false claims about their popular painkiller Oxycontin. They have agreed to pay up $634.5 millions for making false claims about the drug to boost sales and ...

WHO Condemns Tobacco Industry for Misleading Public

The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday slammed the tobacco industry for spreading untruths about smoking in public places in a bid to counter an increasing number of smoking bans around the world. The WHO said the tobacco industry has repeatedly "misled and misinformed the public abou...

Labeling of Dairy Products with Trans fat labels, Misleading to Consumers

Dairy products naturally contain trans fats and labeling these could mislead consumers giving milk and cheese a bad name, according to an expert on the health effects of fats.// Dutch Professor Ronald Mensink and his colleague proved in 1990 that artificial trans fats raise bad cholesterol lev...

Obesity Drug Advertisements Misleading Teens

Advertisements for the weight loss drug Xenical has come under criticism from consumer watchdog, Choice saying that it is misleading young teenage girls//, preying on their fears about their bodies in a breach of advertising guidelines. The ads have been screened during the high-rating Australia...

Medical Council Of India Draws Public Attention on Misleading Ads.

Recently it has been observed that certain entities have issued misleading advertisements for luring innocent Indian Students //for admissions in MBBS from foreign universities. It is also mentioned in such advertisements that ‘recognition of degree by MCI would be in accordance with MCI Act 13 (4B...

Walkers Crisps Advertisements make Misleading Claims about Salt Content

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled yesterday that a Walkers crisps advertising campaign had made misleading claims about its salt content.// According to the industry watchdog a promotional mailing saying Walkers had decreased the salt in its crisps to "7% of your guideline daily amount"...

Lifting The Screen off Misleading Sunscreen labels

Ambiguous labeling on sun lotions may actually lull the consumer into a false sense of complete protection, which might actually not be the case//. The European commission has got its act together on this issue, to redress the misinformation in the labeling of sun lotions and its allied products. ...

The Effects Of Smoking Misleading

A new study shows that smokers who think that they might be taking a step in the right direction by switching to a “ light “ or “ mild “ cigarette // might not be actually as beneficial as thought . Researchers say the reduction in nicotine is minimal, and in the end, the light or mild cigarette co...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...aid Michael Shaw, associate director for laboratory science in CDC's influenza division and the report's co-author. "These tests can sometimes provide misleading results." A quick flu test is just one diagnostic tool, Shaw said. "You shouldn't rely on it alone," he said. "There is no substitute for the judgm...

PRESS CALL: Van Hollen and Miller Discuss Campaign of Misinformation on Health Care Reform

... of misinformation being waged by opponents of health care reform. Independent fact checks show that opponents have resorted to making outrageous and misleading claims, while refusing to engage in a debate on the policy of reform. WHAT: Press Conference Call - Campaign of Misinformation on Healt...

Motion Filed to Consolidate Yasmin/YAZ Litigation in Toledo, Ohio

... second warning letter to Bayer on October 3, 2008, for another advertisement, this time concerning YAZ. The FDA determined that the advertisement was misleading because it failed to disclose that "YAZ has additional risks because it contains the progestin, drospirenone . . ." Copies of the papers and ...

Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers

...ct or failure to perform professional duties. Professional liability insurance generally covers claims alleging errors and omissions, negligence, or misleading statements made on the job. With professional liability insurance for allied health professionals from Business Insurance Now, allied health care ...

A Settlement Has Been Proposed in a Class Action Lawsuit Involving Cold MD Dietary Supplement

... May 29, 2009, a plaintiff class in a lawsuit alleging that Defendant made misleading or false statements about Cold MD dietary supplement. The lawsuit, Edu...old International SRL, Case No. BC 387942, claims Defendant made false and misleading statements in their labeling and advertising of Cold MD dietary supplement....

Recent News Reports of Sweetener Reformulations Raise Questions About Motivations

... WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The misleading "health" halo surrounding highly-publicized marketing campaigns regarding sweetener reformulations is starting to dim. Recent announcements by St...

New EPI Healthcare Study by June O'Neill Shows Uninsured 'Crisis' Wildly Overestimated

...oday the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new study which shows that the widely employed estimate of 47 million uninsured Americans is a misleading representation of the problem. The study, authored by Drs. June and David O'Neill of Baruch College and City University of New York , shows that mo...

President Obama Delivers Historic Victory for America's Kids and Health over Tobacco

...it-flavored cigarettes. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar." Strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically pr...

Homeopathic Pharmacists' Association Highlights the Extraordinary Safety Record of Homeopathic Medicines

...ixx now has an opportunity to respond to the FDA's concerns about the safety of its products. However, the AAHP feels it is necessary to clarify misleading issues raised in a nationally syndicated Associated Press article, "Zicam Not Alone in Side Effect Reports," which questions the safety of homeopathic...

International Medical Device Maker; Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials

...unauthorized clinical trial of XR, a number of Synthes employees, including individual defendants Huggins, Bohner and Walsh, made materially false and misleading statements to the FDA investigator. (End Summary of Charges) "The Department of Defense is outraged by a company that potentially puts ou...

Mom on Mission for Quality, Affordable Healthcare for All Drives Purple Bus Across Nation Gathering Stories

...shington. They know the insurance and pharmaceutical industries make excessive profits and spend millions lining politicians' pockets and broadcasting misleading ads. People all over the country are standing up and demanding reform," said McClure. "To members of Congress who are not sure they should vote for he...

CDC Report on Foodborne Illness is Skewed by Single Large Outbreak

...N, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report on foodborne illness which presents a misleading picture of the safety of poultry. The report contains anomalies that seriously skew the results. The report suggests that poultry is the single l...

Senator Ben Nelson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

American Lung Association in Iowa Thanks Senators Harkin and Grassley for Votes to Pass Legislation Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

... legislation will provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to stop the tobacco companies from advertising to children, making misleading health claims about its deadly products and from manipulating their products to make them increasingly more addictive. By opposing efforts to sta...

Senator Johnson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senate Passes Senator Kennedy's Historic Bill to Regulate Tobacco Products; Senator Kerry Votes to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senator Cornyn Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senator Rockefeller Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senators Harkin and Grassley Vote to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senator Landrieu Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senators Webb and Warner Vote to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senator McCaskill Votes to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...

Senators Gregg and Shaheen Vote to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco

...cco products to children. Require large, graphic health warnings that cover the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs. Ban misleading health claims such as "light" and "low-tar" and strictly regulate all health claims about tobacco products to ensure they are scientifically proven an...
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