The Ecologist


Pharmaceuticals: 1/12 of 12


Animal Testing: Science or Fiction?

Kathy Archibald

24th March, 2009

MPs, medical professionals and scientists unite in demanding a thorough evaluation of the utility of vivisection. By Kathy Archibald, Science Director of Europeans for Medical Progress more...

The Flu Vaccine... A Shot in the Dark?

Pat Thomas

18th February, 2009

If we truly knew about flu, and the lack of effectiveness of the vaccine being offered as protection, would we really be so obedient about getting the jab? more...
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Nearly 500 US cosmetics 'unsafe'


1st October, 2007

478 cosmetic products on sale in the US contain doses of toxic chemicals which are unsafe, even when used as directed on the bottle, the US NGO the Environmental Working Group has revealed. more...

Behind the label: Nicorette nicotine patches

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

We all know that smokers should quit the habit. But does nicotine replacement really help? Pat Thomas investigates more...

Suppression isn't cure

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

Our love affair with convenience culture extends to a reliance on convenience ‘cures’ for minor complaints. In the first article of a new series, the Ecologist’s Health Editor Pat Thomas says that self-medication isn’t the same as self-help more...

Behind the label: Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Capsules

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2007

As doctors can tell you, the best remedy for colds and flu is the traditional one: rest, warmth, fluids – and time. Drug manufacturers want you to believe otherwise. But, as Pat Thomas reports, pharmaceutical ‘cures’ may be more than just a waste of money more...

School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...

We Are All Addicts

Edward Goldsmith

1st September, 2006

A 1971 editorial from the ecologist founding editor Edward Goldsmith on how our society is becoming ever more addicted to gimmicks intended to ensure our survival in ever less favourable conditions more...

ASBOs vs Nutrition

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

Over 1,000 juvenile delinquents showed a 44 per cent drop in antisocial behaviour when put on a low sugar diet. So why is the government completely ignoring what we are feeding our children, and yet is happy to spend £2,500 on administering each ASBO? more...

Medication nation

Mark White

16th December, 2005

Too fat, too thin, too sad, too happy... Whatever the problem Biotech is developing a vaccine or a pill to cure us. Mark White examines the consequences of a world where all our worries can be medicated away. more...

One of our germs is missing

Heather Wokusch

1st June, 2005

Undeterred by a series of terrifying accidents, the Bush administration is pushing ahead with its potentially apocalyptic biological weapons programme. more...

National disease service

Yves Engler

1st October, 2004

Antibacteria-resistant superbugs are turning hospitals into killers more...

Pharmaceuticals: 1/12 of 12


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