May 15, 2019 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
FDA can’t regulate death penalty drugs, Justice Department says The Food and Drug Administration does not have jurisdiction over death penalty drugs, the Justice Department said in an opinion. “We conclude that articles intended for use in capital punishment by a state or the federal government cannot be regulated as ‘drugs’ or ‘devices’ under the (Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act),” Steven A. Engel, the head of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel, wrote in a 26-page legal opinion signed May 3. “FDA accordingly lacks jurisdiction to regulate such articles for that intended use.” The decision comes as lethal injection drugs are in short supply. And it follows the FDA’s 2015 seizure of 1,000 vials of sodium thiopental — a drug used in lethal injection procedures — from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The state sued the FDA in January 2017, requesting that the agency release the drug from federal custody. Sodium thiopental has been used in lethal injections since the 1970s, the DOJ said. It is typically used as part of a three-drug cocktail that first puts a prisoner to sleep, then brings on paralysis and finally, stops the heart. In 2009, the only American manufacturer of the drug stopped producing it. And in 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction that required the FDA to block the importation of the drug “on the grounds that it was unapproved and misbranded.”
Question of The Day!
This is Chuen (she), I recently had a blood test. The result showed my cholesterol total was 306. My non-HDL cholesterol was 223. Both of them was in the red zone (bad). My LDL/HDL ratio was 2.3, below the average risk of 2.34. I was surprised that my cholesterol total was that high since I improved my diet two or three years ago. My last blood test four years ago showed my cholesterol at 220. I have been eating healthy. I buy organic. I don’t eat bacon although I love it. I stay away from sugar and processed foods. I started using coconut oil to cook everything and us MCT oil for salads. What did I do wrong? Or is it not a bad thing to have total cholesterol at 306. Thank you.
Chemical mixtures pose ‘underestimated’ risk to human health say scientists Each of us harbours hundreds of man-made chemicals inside our bodies because we are exposed to them in our daily lives. While individual chemicals may not be of immediate concern to public health, scientists now worry that certain mixtures of them may pose previously underestimated risks to health. This year, the European Union heavily restricted four types of phthalates in consumer products because of their possible health effects. Phthalates are plasticisers, ubiquitous chemicals that soften plastics in many consumer products. They are present in food wrappings, clothes, packaging, car parts, cosmetics and fragrances. Over time, these plasticisers end up in the air, soil, water, food and household dust. They can also end up in our bodies. This is worrying because they are implicated in reproductive abnormalities in mammals. Studies of people have linked plasticisers to sperm damage, lower fertility, early puberty in girls and thyroid effects. The phthalates will be now legally be restricted to 0.1% in weight in articles used by consumers or in outdoor areas.
Encore Hour 2 – Special Guest – Scott Taylor!
SUMMER OF ’74 is the unofficial, unauthorized, “true” story of how the greatest myth of the Twentieth century began, in a desert truckstop in California in 1974. Follow the handsome smuggler, Hansel, who drives asweet custom van he calls “The Falcon”, his best friend and co-pilot Chuey, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who medicates with cannabis, which is why no one understands him, Lucas, the young farm boy who doesn’t like farming and the smart, confident, beautiful, Princess. Her father is a wife-swapping swinger, and self-proclaimed King of Barstow. Doctor Don Væder, M.D.is a proctologist and a gynocologist so he’s an over achiever and wants to be VICE President of the United States.
One day in 2012, Liam and I were making food and talking about myths and cracking each other up (which we did every day). Then he asked me “What is Star Wars when you take away the space wizards and lazer swords?” The answer is obvious. There’s a smuggler, who drives a van… and in that moment the SUMMER OF ’74 was born. But in some ways its been with us all along. Liam is tragically no longer with us, and his absence is truly profound. And yet, I still feel his curiosity and humor and he is somehow with me, re-telling these old familiar stories and still cracking me up. Now after seven years, we are finally bringing our little universe into the world, as a graphic novel and I couldn’t be more excited.
Questions of The Day!
Can colloidal silver be mixed with H2 water? Was worried it may disrupt electrical bonds in water.
Love your show! I’m a female in my mid thirties and am seeing an increase in spider veins! Wondering if you can speak a bit about them including possible causes, and any supplements that might be helpful. I eat quite well, exercise regularly and take my Alta Silica! I suspect that it could be related to hormones; I have been diagnosed with PCOS and do experience irregular menstrual cycles. Any comments on PCOS would be helpful as well. Thanks for your help!
Signed as Law: North Dakota Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition On Tuesday, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill into a law that expands the state’s medical marijuana program despite federal prohibition. A coalition of 10 Republicans introduced House Bill 1283 (HB1283) in January. The new law makes several changes to the state’s medical marijuana program designed to increase patient access. Most significantly, It increases the number of qualifying conditions from 17 to 29 and expands the definition of “health care provider” to include physicians assistants, authorizing them to write medical marijuana recommendations. The new law also eliminates a provision that required doctors to attest that medical marijuana would definitively help a patient. According to Marijuana Business Daily, the expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program will not only expand access; it will also expand business opportunities for cannabis license holders. The House gave final approval to HB1283 by an 85-6 vote. The Senate approved the measure 47-0. With Gov. Burgum’s signature, the law went into immediate effect. This is another example of the rapidly expanding availability of marijuana despite federal prohibition.
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