Top Stories

Laxative sales may be restricted under government review

The government is considering imposing stricter regulations on the sale of laxatives amid concerns they could be abused by people with eating disorders. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will examine measures such as age limits on purchasers and possibly ending over-the-counter sales. Experts say available evidence suggests more than half of patients with […]

Health

Without Plans To Reunify Families, Child Abuse At The Hands Of The Government Continues

After a massive public outcry, President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to end his administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border. But his order fails on two accounts. First, his administration is ending forced family separation by massively expanding the government’s capability to detain children with their parents. The American Academy of […]

Top Stories

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings. Trump administration officials have repeatedly insisted that the family separation policy they implemented over the last six weeks is humane. But the ongoing lawsuit over the Flores agreement, […]

Top Stories

Agent Orange May Be Responsible For More Veteran Deaths Than The Government Is Willing To Recognize

HOUSATONIC, Mass. ― It’s been three years since Kate Naylor lost her husband, Pete, after his short battle with esophageal cancer. The disease moved swiftly. Pete, a stone mason who lived in Housatonic, Massachusetts, began having difficulty swallowing in the fall of 2014. He was diagnosed just after the new year, in early January 2015. […]