FDA warns against risk of drug imports

The four former heads of the FDA, two from under Obama, and two from under George W. Bush recognize that, while this legalization might make drugs more affordable for Americans, the safety risks are not worth it. Robert Califf and Margaret Hamburg served under Obama, and Andrew von Eschenbach and Mark McClellan served as FDA heads under George W. Bush.

FDA Announces Move That Improves Public Health

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made it official, and it isn’t big, it is huge in scope and consequence. The ripples after the initial waves are even going to be quite measurable. So what has the FDA done? They have given manufacturers three years to have trans-fats phased out of all processes. What does this mean for consumers? According to more than one source, the impact is enormous. According to the report, http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-limit-trans-fats-food-n376266, Dr. Stephen Ostroff said that “…thousands of fatal heart attacks every year,” can be avoided. That is life and death talk. The FDA should be applauded in their continued efforts to remove trans-fats from the American food supply. They cite an approximate 80 percent of trans-fats that have been removed from foods, and this step should all but eliminate what remains. Margaret Hamburg, former FDA Commissioner played a key role in the regulations. Another major impact will be the money saved in health care expenses. The complete expense attached to coronary issues like heart attacks is shocking, and at thousands of attacks prevented yearly – the math becomes quite apparent. This is also a victory for society and in particular the health conscious citizens of the U.S. As for those manufacturers and food chains that have been using them, the great many have already phased out the use of trans-fats, or have been working on finding substitutes. For those companies that haven’t begun this process, the three-year window should allow plenty of time to change over to other methods to eliminate any trans-fats. Trans-fats are the result of the hydrogenation process that causes oils to be...

Five Best Real Estate Brokers in Washington, D.C.

There are several real estate development companies including Franklin L. Haney in Washington, D.C. There are a handful that are very well-known, and who do a lot of business building, developing and selling real estate in our nation’s capital. The Peterson Companies is one of the largest privately-owned real estate companies in Washington, D.C. They offer a full suite of comprehensive real estate services for commercial, office, residential and retail real estate. Some of their best work has been done on large-scale, mixed-use residential and office developments, and some of their best-known projects include National Harbor and Washingtonian Center. Like many firms in the D.C. metro area, they also do business in neighboring Fairfax, VA, and Maryland. This company is firmly committed to developing, owning and managing high-quality properties as well as acquiring new properties. Another real estate development company in the D.C. metro area is P.N. Hoffman and Associates. They provide design, marketing, sales and construction in neighborhoods all around Washington, D.C. They are committed to developing properties almost exclusively in this area, and they work tirelessly to this end. One of the most recent projects they have been commissioned on is redevelopment of the Washington Southwest Waterfront. When it comes to private property owners, Douglas Development is one of the largest owners of this particular type of real estate in D.C. They have quite successfully completed over 180 development projects in the District of Columbia, and they are completely committed to further development and revitalization projects in this area. They have developed over 9 million square feet of office space in the greater D.C. area. They are...

Contractors that manage DC government property development

Government and real estate development in Washington DC often go hand-in-hand because the same companies are working on all these contracts at the same time. Frank Haney Company that is building a new government structure up the road could be building a new neighborhood on the other end of the street. These companies are helping to create a Washington DC that is friendlier for families, offers better job opportunities and is fully-developed in all areas. Jobs And Real Estate Go Together Companies like Turner Construction or Clark Construction are consistently working on projects that include projects for the federal government. The federal government is contributing to the development of the city by offering contracts to the best construction companies in the area, and these same construction companies are building developments that are making new homes for residents of the city. People have long had to live outside the city to work in it, but not construction developers such as Prince Construction are building residential properties right near government installations. Creating New and Tiny Communities The construction companies that are doing the most work in DC are creating tiny neighborhoods in different corners of the city that are marked by large federal government buildings. These large federal government buildings have residential areas near them, and the people that live in these houses often work at the federal buildings. Tiny neighborhoods are popping up all over the city, and the people in those neighborhoods are getting invested in their little slice of Washington DC. Someone who is very committed to the Washington DC will be able to make a difference in...
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Suja has a new backer–Coca Cola!

The beverage giant is trying to diversify as more consumers turn away from sodas. Coca-Cola has acquired a minority stake in organic juice maker Suja, a fast-growing beverage brand that has already sold more than 40 million bottles. The investment will give San Diego-based Suja access to Coke’s massive distribution network to additional stores across the U.S., and also help the juice company boost manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for the company’s beverages. Suja will also benefit from Coke’s supply chain strength to buy simple materials like bottles and caps at a lower cost. “We … realized that for us to take the business to the next level and provide cold-pressured juice to even more people, we needed to find the right strategic partner,” said Jeff Church, co-founder and CEO of Suja. “Coca-Cola has the ability to help us get there.” Goldman Sachs is also investing, according to Forbes, and in a round of fundraising announced earlier this year other backers included actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Sofia Vergara. Read more of the story, here. Source:...
Going Green in America’s Cities

Going Green in America’s Cities

When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America’s cities?The sad truth is that green travel in the U.S. pales when compared to Europe, so more than likely, your hotel wastes a ton of water; your rental car spews carbon dioxide; and your restaurant has been cleaned with harsh chemicals.

The Healthy Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller, Longer

The Healthy Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller, Longer

You know protein deserves a spot on your breakfast table. But new research presented at the American Society for Nutrition’s Experimental Biology conference suggests that the bigger the spot, the smaller your waist.

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