Category: blood donation

  • Senate Democrats call on FDA to change ‘discriminatory’ blood donor policies

    Close to two dozen Senate Democrats have called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide an update on its efforts to change what they refer to as “discriminatory blood donor deferral policies” for gay men. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra and Food and Drug […]

  • Mad Cow Disease and Cosmetics

    As I discuss in my video Which Intestines for Food and Cosmetics?, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reopened comments about its policy of allowing some intestines, but not others, into the U.S. food supply. When the first few cases of mad cow disease started popping up, the FDA’s gut reaction was to ban […]