Top Censored Stories of 1994

  • Source: Personal letter and documents, Date: 10/11/94, Author: Stephen Bertman SYNOPSIS: On August 2, 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new epilepsy drug in more than ten years. The approval was announced with considerable fanfare at a press conference held at the National Press Club Ballroom …

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  • Source: SAN FRANCISCO CHRON­ICLE, Date: 3/21/94, Title: “Selling Dirty Air Is Big Business: One firm’s smog is another’s gold,” Author: Jonathan Marshall SSU Censored Researcher: Jennifer Burns SYNOPSIS: Where “plastics” was once the hot word for young busi­ness entrepreneurs, the word today might be “pollution.” Under a national initiative, passed …

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  • Source: MUCKRAKER Date: October 1994 Title: “Over-the-Counter Diet Pills and Cerebral Hemorrhages” Author: Diana Hembree SSU Censored Researcher: Jessica Nystrom SYNOPSIS: On the morning of October 12, 1990, 41-year-old Arlette Cannata took a popular diet pill called Acutrim, advertised as a safe and effective way to lose weight. Later that …

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