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Codeine use and accident risk

... Public Health, anonymised data from the Norwegian prescription Database and Road Traffic Accident Register was ... as the first 7 days after the dispensing of a prescription for a codeine- or tramadol preparation. The ... was twice as high in the period after having a prescription for codeine dispensed. For those who had used ...

More than a million cancer survivors declining care due to cost concerns

... care, general medical care, mental health care or prescription drugs," said Kathryn Weaver, Ph.D., a cancer ... percent for general medical care, 9.9 percent for prescription medication, 11.3 percent for dental care and 2.7 ... Hispanics were 2.14-fold more likely to forego prescription medications due to cost concerns and ...

Trends in prescription medication sharing among reproductive-aged women

... NY, August 25, 2008Borrowing and sharing of prescription medications is a serious medical and public ... A study designed to describe patterns of prescription medication borrowing and sharing among various ... 26.5% of men reported ever borrowing or sharing prescription medications. In a paper entitled ...

Drug dosages often incorrect for obese patients

... red flag the possibility that some of their prescription medications, especially antibiotics, may not be ... may be getting only half the necessary dose of a prescription drug such as an antibiotic, Bearden said. Thats a ... With some drugs it absorbs large amounts of a prescription medication, but with others, it doesnt. And ...

Astronauts may need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space

... and aerobic exercise are balanced correctly, this is an effective prescription that is quite therapeutic in protecting skeletal muscles in a simulated ... from the ISS experience and implement the next generation of exercise prescription programs into the space environment. Intensity wins, hands down." In ...

New approach discovered to lowering triglycerides

... found with other dietary supplements, and similar to the effects of some prescription drugs. The results were just published in the Archives of ... separate and distinct from that provided by fibrate drugs, a group of prescription medications often used for that purpose. Lipoic acid supplements have ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 28, 2009

... reduce the serious side effects that can occur when people taking certain prescription drugs drink grapefruit juice. Their study is in the January 14 edition of ... block a key enzyme critical for metabolizing, or breaking down, certain prescription medications. This "grapefruit/drug" interaction sometimes called the ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 3, 2008

... TIME, Dec. 8, 2008 Updated standards to reduce metal contaminants in prescription drugs Chemical & Engineering News prescription medicines in the United States could soon have lower levels of potentially ...

Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction

... the drug. "Together, these results suggest that adolescents who abuse prescription pain killers may be tuning their brain to a lifelong battle with opiate ... have shown that 11 percent of persons 12 years old or older have used a prescription opiate illicitly. "Despite the early use of these drugs in young people, ...

Genetic tests advertised directly to the consumer

... to the article, "Direct-to-Consumer/Patient Advertising of Genetic Testing: A Position Statement of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology," prescription medications have been advertised in the US for 10+ years with a defined oversight of the process, however, there's no comparable supervision for ...

Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods

... and cough syrup. USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets official standards for the identity, quality, purity, and strength of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. USP also sets widely recognized standards for the quality and purity of food ingredients and dietary supplements. ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... acceptance of this is difficult," he says. "You have to persuade the family. Not all physicians know it works, and it's much easier to give someone a prescription than try to work with the child." A Replacement for Steroids "In adults, studies have shown that steroids are more effective in the battle ...

Protective footwear for diabetics at a high-street price

... MEDI. "First of all a diabetic customer has to have his or her feet assessed and measured by their diabetes consultant or clinic, who will provide a prescription for their exact requirements which they bring along to one of our stores," explains Vaskova. "The MEDI range has the right shoes for most diabetics ...

Chinese slimming capsules

... the reuptake of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain. The sibutramine dose in each capsule corresponded to twice the daily maximum dose of the prescription drug in Germany. Fifteen women and two men exhibited symptoms of poisoning, including nausea, tachycardia, headache, agitation, dyspnea, and ...

After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think

... drinks at dinner, sit around, have dessert don't drive for a while." The researchers didn't evaluate the role of interactions between alcohol and prescription and other medicines. They hope to conduct studies with larger numbers of people, more age groups and a wider range of alcohol intake levels. ...

Long-term recovery of reefs from bleaching requires local action to increase resilience

... resilience and recover from bleaching, even when it initially appears catastrophic", said Baker. "What prevents them from doing so is the lethal prescription of combined, additional stressors that prevent them from recovering in-between recurrent bleaching events. If we can remove or reduce these stressors ...

Dog owners more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with dog

... really do affect the bacteria within our gastrointestinal tract, and we should only take them when we really need to -- and always finish the entire prescription as directed." The research showed that bonding behaviors like sharing the bed or allowing licks on the face had no association to an increase in ...

Avian flu becoming more resistant to antiviral drugs, says University of Colorado study

... University, said Hill. In contrast, resistance of the avian flu virus to the second, newer class of antiviral drugs that includes oseltamivir -- a prescription drug marketed under the brand name Tamiflu -- is present, but is not yet prevalent or under positive genetic selection, said Hill of CU-Boulder's ...

Plastic and reconstructive surgery -- in brief

... were performed in the US in 2007. In 2005, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimated that $118 million of the $2.4 billion spent of prescription medications was on antidepressants. In 2000, it was identified that 32% of the ambulatory surgery population used herbal medications, according to ...

Irritable bowel syndrome can have genetic causes

... bowel syndrome are treated on a trial and error basis"", explains Dr. Beate Niesler. The Heidelberg data could contribute to development and prescription of specific medications for certain genetic mutations in patients. Correlation with depression and pain Research of the serotonin system ...

The genetic heart of the lipids

... been published before. The findings increase hopes for improved predictive diagnosis, which could lead to improved public health measures and early prescription of effective treatments. "Since 2007, human genetics has achieved results that would have been unimaginable only five years ago," explains ...

Forest inventories in Oregon include more than trees

... management organizations (TIMO) or real-estate investment trusts (REIT) who may manage the land for a variety of purposes. A single fuel-management prescription does not fit all landscapes in Oregon. Less than half of forested lands are predicted to develop crown fires, and an even smaller fraction can be ...

Pregnant women consuming flaxseed oil have high risk of premature birth

... of Pharmacy and the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and Master's student Krystel Moussally. In Canada, 50 percent of pregnant women take prescription medication. Yet many of them prefer to use natural health products during the pregnancy. "We believe these products to be safe because they are ...

Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University

... for global policy makers and released Oct. 20 at the start of a two-day UNU-hosted international meeting in Hamilton, Canada, experts offer a prescription for policy reform. Based on input of experts from several countries convened in Canada late last year, the analysis urges governments to adopt a ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 24, 2008

... of Natural Products, a monthly publication. In the new study, Mario Dell'Agli and colleagues point out that Viagra (sildenafil) and several other prescription drugs are now available for ED, or male impotence. ED affects an estimated 18 million men in the United States alone. Studies show, however, that ...

The dietary supplement genistein can undermine breast cancer treatment

... certain mixtures of estrogenic botanical components and extracts marketed as supplements to assist "female libido enhancement" and sold without a prescription appeared to spur breast cancer tumor growth at low doses, while having no effect on tumors at high doses. That study appeared last year in Food ...

New method identifies meth hot spots

... Sudakin's study found that meth labs in Oregon have decreased since Oregon became the first state in the country in 2005 to pass a law to require a prescription to obtain cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth. The law took effect in July 2006. "There has been substantial ...

Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents

... medications, have created a lot of expectations in the search for long-term, clinically effective treatments for this young population. The prescription of new-generation antipsychotics has become a widely accepted practice in the treatment of children and adolescents with psychotic disorders ...

New beta-blocker to offer hope to heart and lung sufferers

... take beta-blockers. In the UK, 2.6 million people suffer from heart disease and most are able to have their symptoms effectively managed with the prescription of beta-blocker drugs which stop adrenaline from making the heart work too hard. However, a major side effect of beta-blockers is that they make ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 13, 2008

... 50 medications that carry the risk of grapefruit-induced drug-overdose interactions. As a result of the so-called "Grapefruit Juice Effect," some prescription drugs now carry warning labels against taking grapefruit juice or fresh grapefruit during drug consumption. MTS ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: ...

Telescope embedded in glasses lens promises to make driving easier for visually impaired

... the in-the-lens design will make it possible to mass-produce the telescopic magnifier as a standard spectacle lens blank and allow an individual's prescription to be added using the standard procedure for grinding regular spectacle lenses. This process should also reduce the price of bioptic telescopes ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

... that support the economies on which over half the worlds population depend, United Nations University experts warn in a new report offering a major prescription for sweeping change. In a blunt assessment, to be presented Weds. June 4 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNUs Canadian-based International Network ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

... that support the economies on which over half the worlds population depend, United Nations University experts warn in a new report offering a major prescription for sweeping change. In a blunt assessment, to be presented Weds. June 4 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNUs Canadian-based International Network ...

Platinum Solutions, Inc. Teams with Lockheed Martin on Federal Bureau of Investigation's Next Generation Identification Program

... software that saves lives. Our software helps the federal government monitor terrorist communications, arrest violent criminals, and improve the prescription drug review and approval process. In 2007, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Platinum Solutions 186 on the 13th annual Hot 500 list of fastest growing ...

USP Convention and Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding

... MOU in 2005, which laid the foundation for further cooperation. USP sets federally recognized standards for the quality, purity and strength of prescription and over-the-counter medications sold in the United States, as well as widely recognized standards for dietary supplements and food ingredients. ChP ...

Columbia geneticists uncover new gene involved in determining hair texture and density in humans

... class represents a large fraction of the total biological targets against which FDA-approved oral drugs are directed. Of the top 200 best-selling prescription drugs more than 20 percent interact with GPCRs, providing worldwide sales of over $20 billion. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 12, 2007

... he notes, without adequate attention to bioavailability how much of a dose actually can be used by the body and how phytochemicals interact with prescription drugs. Hu calls for more studies exploring how these antioxidants are utilized in the body, particularly by targeted areas such as the heart and ...

The surprising story of Charles Darwin and his homeopathic doctor

... Dr. James Manby Gully, a homeopathic physician who owned a hydrotherapy spa. Although Darwin was skeptical of homeopathy, he obediently took the prescription of homeopathic medicines his doctor gave him, and within a month, his health was considerably better. Darwin didnt have nausea for a month, gained ...

RAND study finds evidence disease management programs

... hospital admission rates. But patients with depression who were enrolled in disease management programs were more likely to use outpatient care and prescription drugs, increasing costs. There also is little evidence about whether these programs improve health outcomes over the long term. Disease management ...

EMD Serono launches easypod, new electronic growth hormone injection device

... for use on www.easypodus.com for more information. Infrequent injection site reactions can occur. easypod and Saizen click.easy are available by prescription only. Refer to www.saizenus.com for full prescribing information. ...
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