Stories by Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter and the author of "Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp the Public Health (Random House)." subscribe to Martha Rosenberg's feed

Posted on: Dec 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Here are some of the dicey drugs many Americans are hooked on, thanks to greedy pharmaceutical companies.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In the pharmaceutical industry’s rush to get drugs to market, safety usually comes last. And the public suffers.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Drugs meant to strengthen bones may not work -- and many have a slew of harmful side-effects like a higher cancer risk, irregular heart rate, and stomach bleeding.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Big Pharma is still pushing its hormone therapy for women, despite the fact that it increases women's risk of cancer and other health problems.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

More soldiers than ever are on drugs that have been linked to suicide and violent behavior.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

From hideous cruelty and noxious gases to health risks and environmental blight, here are eight reasons to remove eggs from your diet.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It's just a matter of time before we are eating clones, if we are not eating them now.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Diet drugs have proven to be ineffective and sometimes dangerous. Yet more keep coming down the pipeline.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

To say that Pfizer has been accused of wrongdoing is like saying BP had an oil spill.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new pill promises to cure low sex drive in women. Is big pharma just trying to profit from another made-up disorder?

Posted on: May 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

There's a huge push to market over-the-counter genetic tests. But the faulty tests can cause more harm than good.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Sleep sweating? Here are some new ways the pharmaceutical plans to make money.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Despite the Maybelline close-ups, Allergan's new drug Lattise is not mascara, but a glaucoma drug repurposed as an eyelash grower. And its side-effects are frightening.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Fosamax users were flooding message boards with complaints months before mainstream media picked up the story. What's wrong with this picture?

Posted on: Mar 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Martha Rosenberg and Rowan Chlebowski, a lead investigator of the Women's Health Initiative, talk about why doctors still promote hormone therapy despite its health risks.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A potentially deadly drug manufactured by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been linked to the deaths of soldiers returning from war. Yet the FDA continues to approve it.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Martha Rosenberg and NYT columnist Gail Collins talk about why second wave feminism was necessary 50 years after women won the vote.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2010, Source: CounterPunch

There's a good chance you may be eating a livestock drug banned in 160 nations.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Undercover video shot at New York State's largest dairy depicts extensive abuse and horrific conditions for dairy cows.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Over 70,000 Americans die each year because of antibiotic resistance, thanks to the overuse of antibiotics in medical treatments, factory farming and soaps.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

More than half of Americans have cut back on meat. Martha Stewart broadcasts a meatless Thanksgiving show. What gives?

Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Agribusiness is trying to combat Pollan's message of sustainable, healthy eating.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Reports of a dog-fighting ring operating out of a home that houses a day-care center were bad enough. Then, a cell-phone video showed a dog burned alive.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What's an egg hatchery to do with useless male chicks? It grinds them up alive.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A major allergy and respiratory management company knowingly produced flawed clinical trials of FDA approved drugs currently on the market.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Economic stress is usually blamed, but a bunch of government-approved psychoactive drugs have proven homicidal and suicidal side effects.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

How does Big Pharma keep getting dangerous drugs approved? Through the best articles and spokesmen money can buy.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

In a month filled with tragic shootings, lawmakers are not thinking of gun owners as an oppressed minority. But the NRA is hoping to change that.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This week's merger of Merck and Schering-Plough seems another example of throwing bad money after bad.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It's not often that vets are required to say "I love animals."

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Pfizer is planting fake medical articles and issuing unbranded "PSAs" to push pills? Again? Say it ain't so.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Finding new diseases to justify a drug's existence is the normal way pharma operates.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The FDA has quietly revoked a ban on the routine dosing of farm animals with antibiotics.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

How Risperdal, a drug meant for treating rare psychiatric disorders, became the seventh best-selling medicine in the world.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Crestor has been named one of the top five most dangerous drugs by the FDA. Yet it's being sold as immortality in a bottle.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Most dietitians say people already have too much protein in their diets. So why is increased meat consumption being promoted in medical journals?

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Unlike Alaska's governor, most Americans don't want to see the transformations their turkey went through to get to their Thanksgiving dinner table.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Certain antipsychotics are leaving legions of children and elderly in chemical straightjackets for treatment of conditions they didn't even have.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In six years, Abbott Laboratories' Humira has gone from wonder drug to wonder-how-it-got-approved drug.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new drug works at the genetic level to change metabolism. But how effective is it? And is it safe?