Chemicals

FDA Mulls Putting Public's Health Above Companies' Trade Secrets

NYT: "The goal is to open up a system in which the agency failed to inform the public that a widely prescribed heartburn drug was especially toxic to babies; that a diabetes medicine and a painkiller increased heart attack risks; and that antidepressants increased suicidal thoughts and behavior in children and teenagers."

The Beat: Leaking Gas Tanks And Chemical Pollution Are Common Focus

 

By MIKE DUNNE

Ever wonder what lies beneath your feet – what's down there in the ground on which we walk?

The Toledo Blade's Tom Henry has an editor, Jim Wilhelm, who asked that question and the result was an interesting look at what the government is doing – or not doing – to clean up gasoline spills from leaky underground tanks.

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