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Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...mittee meeting in February, issued a public health advisory in March, and in October required black box warning labels for all antidepressants (including fluoxetine) highlighting the potential increase in suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents. The warning recommended more intense therap...

Health Insurance- Play It Safe And Reap The Benefits

...ta, director of Wealthcare Securities, a financial advisory firm: Not only that, the insured will lose the no-claim bonus as well. Further, his policy will be treated as fresh policy and the first year exclusions will apply again. This aspect is not to be ignored as if a person has a Mediclaim policy and ha...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...ed on the evidence they have seen, our independent advisory committee believes the right thing to do is to treat and try to save as much sight as possible in the better-seeing eye." A Nice spokeswoman also said it was "misleading" for anyone to suggest that patients have to go blind in one eye before getti...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...rts of heart valve damage. Earlier this week, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended against approval of the diet drug Acomplia, which has been approved in Europe but increases the risk of suicidal thoughts. At a Weight Watchers meeting in San Jose on Thursday, Stephani...

Drink and Drugs 'fuel British Sexual Health Crisis'

... a "sexual health crisis" in Britain, a government advisory body report said Friday . Sexual health among the young has deteriorated seriously in the last 12 years, and media coverage of celebrities' hard-partying lifestyles may make the problem worse, the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

...ooting judged him "fit for duty." Since then, an advisory panel has concluded that mechanical breath tests are "the right thing to do," Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, adding, "I think it's feasible." The NYPD would use the test results to determine whether alcohol factored into a shooting and if the shoot...

Depression Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts

...ults. The study sheds new light on the black box advisory that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed in 2004 and has revised since then, said Greg Simon, MD, MPH, the Group Health psychiatrist who led the study. The advisorywhich has concerned many patients, families, and care providerswarns ...

Johns Hopkins Medicine Honors U.A.E. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

...tailored to the needs of the U.A.E. and playing an advisory role in the design of preventive health care strategies in the Emirates. The gift brings total commitments to the Johns Hopkins Knowledge for the World campaign to more than $2.6 billion. Priorities of the campaign, which benefits divisions of The ...

Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent

...ty's Health Department. "But we are continuing the advisory until we can gather more data about the impact of the sewage discharge." People coming in contact with the river along the Westchester side were likely to be exposed to enough contamination that they should disinfect boats, equipment and themselves...

Anemia Drug Overused and Could Hasten Death in Some, Say Experts

...firm IMS Health. What troubled the 17-member FDA advisory committee most was data from five studies - of breast, lung, lymphoid, and throat cancers - suggesting that erythropoietin caused "tumor promotion" and shorter survival in patients randomly assigned to get it rather than a placebo. Officials of Amg...

Holy Grail Of Dermatologists On The Verge Of Discovery

... San Francisco Hair Research Center and scientific advisory board member of Follica. Dr Denis Headon, University of Manchester was quoted: "Up to now we thought that the number of hair follicles we have is set before we were born and can only go downhill from there. This work shows that new hair follicles a...

Contact Lens Wearers Warned Against Using AMO Solution

...e US suffer from the infection each year. In its advisory the CDC said that people who wear soft contact lenses who use Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) CompleteR MoisturePlusTM Multi-Purpose Solution should: * Stop using the product immediately and discard all remaining solution including partially used or...

New Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Program in African Workplace

...novative tool developed by a predominately African advisory board specifically for African businesses to aid them in developing and implementing a comprehensive workplace program response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Merck is making the tool available for free to businesses as part of the Company's response to t...

Tension Building Up in FDA Over Drug Approvals

...ed into sniping. It all came into the open at an advisory committee hearing last month on whether to approve...otential risks. There was little chance that the advisory committee or the drug agency would approve the arthritis drug, Arcoxia, at the hearing. Behind th...

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

...ood and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday in its advisory had warned consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpastes labelled as made in China, and issued an import alert to prevent toothpaste containing the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG) from entering the US. The FDA has raised concerns that the ...

New AMA Survey Finds Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors

... Board Chair Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. Congress' own advisory committee on Medicare, MedPAC, has recommended that Congress stop next year's 10 percent cut and update payments 1.7 percent, in line with practice cost increases. The AMA urges Congress to enact legislation now that will replace the looming cuts wit...

Cancer Experts Received Threats for Opposing Controversial Drug

...drugs and deter experts from serving on government advisory committees. Provenge is now the latest focal poi...ound by various statistical standards. An F.D.A. advisory panel endorsed the effectiveness of the drug by a 13-4 vote during last March. The panel voted 17-0 ...

Research into Anti-epileptic Drugs Given to Children for Long Term Safety

...Health and Clinical Excellence the UK Governments advisory body on therapeutic interventions stated that vigabatrin should only be prescribed in cases of Wests Syndrome (infantile spasms) and then only by an epilepsy specialist, a neurologist or a paediatric neurologist. Our research found that paediatric...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

...epartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) advisory council has said, Biodiesel is a complete scam because in the tropics the growing demand is causing forests to be burnt to make way for palm oil and similar crops.He is expected to tell a seminar Thursday that use of bio-fuels is likely to increase g...

Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD

...class of drugs as Vioxx ,was voted out 20-1 by an advisory panel two weeks back. Merck pulled Vioxx from th... University School of Medicine and a member of the advisory panel. Arcoxia has been sold for the past five years in Europe and in dozens of other countries a...

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