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Symposium highlights ‘great harm’ caused by neonic pesticides

International experts present findings in Toronto on bee-harming neonicotinoids TORONTO, APRIL 18, 2016 — Canadian and international scientists are meeting at a symposium in Toronto tomorrow, April 19, 2016, to discuss the latest research on neonicotinoid insecticides, or neonics, which have been linked to declines in global populations of bees, butterflies and other biodiversity. The […]

Surrogate outcomes in clinical trials are deceptive and harmful says York U professor

  TORONTO, April 8, 2013 – Regulators often approve drugs without any hard evidence, relying on the belief that surrogate markers are accurate predictors of the health benefits of the drug being tested. However, researchers including York University Professor Joel Lexchin, say the contrary can be the case. “Sometimes faith is misplaced and these drugs […]

York U prof’s new book says celebrities doing global charity work often cause harm

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 – Celebrities involved in global charity work and humanitarianism often attract much attention and praise, but according to a new book by York University Professor Ilan Kapoor, their actions are often self-serving, promotional and actually cause harm. Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity, which launches Thursday, Jan. 17, takes the […]