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[UK] L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter

The seven - all members of the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks - were accused of having provided "inaccurate, incomplete and contradictory" information about the danger of the tremors felt ahead of 6 April 2009 quake, I
BBC Online
added Oct 23, 2012 16:44

Expert Witness Testimony Policy 2012 Revised October 2012 (PDF)

B. Physician expert witnesses should not adopt a position as an advocate or partisan in the legal proceedings. C. Within a reasonable time prior to testifying, physician expert witnesses should review all the appropriate medical information in the case a
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
added Jul 17, 2015 18:16

KRISTOF: The Cancer Lobby

WHO knew that carcinogens had their own lobby in Washington? . . . The chemical council declined to speak to me on the record. It has a long record of obfuscation, borrowing the same strategies that the tobacco industry used to delay regulation of cigare
New York Times
added Oct 7, 2012 21:36

[California] The Climate Change Denying, Tobacco/DDT Advocate Henry Miller and the No on 37 Campaign

Today, the No on 37 campaign’s already tattered credibility was dealt yet another big blow with news that its “top scientist” is nothing more than a corporate shill willing to misrepresent himself and the University for which he works.
Current TV, LLC
added Oct 7, 2012 12:37

Judge Affirms Ban on Lobbyists Sitting on Agency Boards

A federal district judge in Washington on Wednesday threw out a suit six lobbyists brought against the government over the Obama administration's ban on federal lobbyists sitting on agency boards and commissions. The lobbyists, who sought appointment or
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Sep 26, 2012 17:52

Organic Food Debunker was Tobacco Institute Researcher in 1976

A widely publicized study claiming that there is no demonstrated difference in nutritional value between organically and conventionally grown foods. . . The article co-author with recognized expertise in meta-analysis, Ingram Olkin, applied for a grant f
OpEd News (blog)
added Sep 6, 2012 15:43

[Australia] PM's gay smoking furore

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will address the Australian Christian Lobby's national conference next month, despite its leader yesterday suggesting a homosexual ''lifestyle'' was more hazardous to health than smoking.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 5, 2012 17:08

[Australia] Smoking healthier than gay marriage: ACL

THE head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) Jim Wallace says smoking is healthier than the lifestyle that would be promoted by same-sex marriage.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Sep 5, 2012 17:08

Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later

Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 30, 2012 12:27

Tobacco Warriors Set Their Sights On The Grocery Store

Plaintiffs’ attorney Don Barrett, who won record settlements from Big Tobacco ten years ago and is among a host of lawyers seeking big paydays over the labeling issue, summed up the activist position in just two sentences, stating that mislabeling “is a
Fast Company
added Aug 27, 2012 14:38
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