BGR-34 for Diabetes: Where is the evidence?

An herbal drug, developed jointly by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), branded as BGR-34, has been commercialized by Delhi-based Aimil Pharmaceuticals and marketed as a potentially side-effect free treatment for diabetes. However, a search for publications outlining trials conducted to support the claimed “67% success rate”, came up empty for me. And I am … Continue reading BGR-34 for Diabetes: Where is the evidence?

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Anti-Bloomberg Bill in the Soda Wars: Two Wrongs do not Make a Right!

Since posting my rant on the now age old debate about paternalism (or as the people over in USA are calling it: Nanny State) versus public health, I have been reading a lot more about the Soda wars and it emerges that now it is way more hotly debated than ever before. Following in the steps of Mayor Bloomberg, Mississippi Senator Tony Smith has authored … Continue reading Anti-Bloomberg Bill in the Soda Wars: Two Wrongs do not Make a Right!

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