Does This School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy Violate Student Privacy?

A Missouri school district is under fire for allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms designated for the opposite sex. Alliance Defending Freedom has sent a letter to the Hillsboro R-3 School District asking the board of education to change its recent decision. “Protecting students from inappropriate exposure to the opposite sex is not only perfectly legal, it’s a school […]

FDA Strengthens Heart Safety Warnings on Popular Pain Relievers

Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers to reflect new information about their risks of heart attack and stroke. The changes announced Thursday apply to prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, including arthritis treatments like Celebrex. The agency said it plans to make similar changes to over-the-counter drugs in the same […]

FDA Trans Fats Ban Littered With Loopholes

The Food and Drug Administration’s move to ban trans fats aims to halt the food industry’s use of partially hydrogenated oils blamed for 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year. But health advocates argue that the policy, announced this week, doesn’t go far enough. In fact, the FDA regulation allows for a three-year phase-in […]

There Have Been Six Terrorist Plots Since April Alone. How Concerned Should We Be?

Islamist terrorists are busier than ever trying to kill us. That’s a fact. Two years ago, The Heritage Foundation conducted an exhaustive review of publicly available U.S. court and federal and state government records. The researchers documented at least 60 terrorist plots related to Islamist extremism following the 9/11 attacks—all aimed at the U.S. And the pace […]

Common Heartburn Medications Linked to Greater Risk of Heart Attack

A novel data-mining project reveals evidence that a common group of heartburn medications taken by millions of people is associated with a greater risk of heart attacks, Stanford University researchers reported Wednesday. After combing through 16 million electronic records of 2.9 million patients in two separate databases, the researchers found that people who take the […]

Congress Wants More Regs on Custom Pharmaceuticals

Some Republican lawmakers say pharmacists who make personalized preparations of drugs are being hurt by too much federal regulations installed after a deadly scandal a few years ago. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., late last week introduced a bill seeking to stop federal regulations that the compounding pharmacy lobby says could derail shipment of vital drugs […]