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Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs

...d, aspirin remains the drug of choice. Extensive advertising has been promoting three other prescription drugs, also platelet inhibitors, which have similar anti-clotting effects. They are: ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix), and dipyridamole with very small doses of aspirin (Aggrenox). Ticlopidine's u...

Pharmaceutical companies are targeting patients

...are feeling bombarded by commercials. Drug company advertising aimed at ordinary people instead of doctors triple...uring the same period. They analyzed data on media advertising and sales of individual drugs, examining trends since 1996, the year before the Food and Drug Admini...

New drug helps allergies

... new drug Clarinex is coming on the market with an advertising blitz--but no proof it works better than older allergy drugs. "Billions of seasonal allergies, one tiny blue pill," proclaim ads from //manufacturer Schering-Plough Corp. Schering-Plough makes Claritin, the nation's best-selling prescription allergy...

Watching television linked to smoking

...since 1990. While tobacco products are banned from advertising on television, smoking is still widespread on television programs. In California, researchers from Children's Hospital looked at whether adolescents who watched more television were more likely to start smoking. They used information from a national...

Anti-tobacco Advertising Can Reduces smoking Among Teens

...association between exposure to state anti-tobacco advertising and youth smoking-related beliefs and behaviors. They surveyed data from school-based samples of 51,085 students from 48 states. And used targeted ratings point (TRPs) to assess the ratings of an advertisement among U.S. teen audiences. If an ad with...

Drinking Calcium Water Can Reduce Osteoporosis.

...olinas. Now a local natural water drink in USA is advertising it and doctors are recommending the drink. The calcium is bio-available, or readily absorbed, as the calcium in milk. “Osteoporosis currently has a mortality rate equivalent to breast cancer,"Says Dr. Joseph Lane, Chief of Osteoporosis Prevention at...

FDA To Set New Guidelines To Revise Drug Companies Marketing Tactics

...armaceutical industry are facing pressure to alter advertising practices for drugs, with agency research showing ...FDA's last broad review of pharmaceutical industry advertising led to revised guidelines in 1997 that "set off a surge in ads say reports. The agency says that i...

Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK

...has been mainly developed for use by the country’s advertising regulator, currently looking at restricting the advertising of certain foods to children. However the system is due for a second reading in the European Parliam...

Kylie generates awareness about mammography

...It reached people that the conventional methods of advertising and promotion hadn't reached," she said. But she added that mammograms for women under 40 were not effective because of the composition of breast tissue. The 37-year-old singer discovered the lump herself. Despite this, breast cancer screening ...

Too much Salt is bad for health

...organizations also accuse the media of unnecessary advertising junk food in the Television channel, which attracts more children’s to eating Junk food. Research results: Research results have shown that reducing the amount of salt in the diet lowers the level of blood pressure within four weeks. On an aver...

Women With High Oestrogen Levels Have Prettier Faces

...ho are less attractive more. Women are effectively advertising their general fertility with their faces, said Miriam Law Smith, Head of the study....

AMA To Combat Obesity

...in its campaign against obesity. The marketing and advertising of the food // and drinks industry will be monitored with the object of preventing junk food from being targeted at children. The health and nutrition in the country is also sought to be improved by the Australian Medical Association (AMA), with ne...

WHO Intensifies Anti-Tobacco war

...es of cigarettes to minors, in addition to bans on advertising and promoting tobacco products. The treaty has been ratified by as many as 100 nations. The employment advertisements of WHO will make it clear that the agency will not encourage smokers to join the organization. Pro-smoking group Forest was highly...

LASIK Treatments Still To Reach Common Man

... the opinion that many clinics are into aggressive advertising to lure potential patients, "A lot of it is trying to market to the patient to scare them a little bit into having one procedure over another," he said. His comments find favor with Dave Harmon, president of Market Scope, a company that monitors the ...

Anti-smoking advertisements to be funded by Cigarette manufacturers

...ufactures to fund $9 million for this anti-smoking advertising campaign....

FDA allows barley producers to make healthy heart claims

...tional value allows companies to immediately begin advertising the benefit on their product packages, which many food makers hope will help boost consumer sales. 'Consumers can expect to see whole barley and dry milled barley products such as flakes, grits, flour, meal, and barley meal bearing the health claim...

President and Founder of National Obesity Forum Resigns

...not concentrating on the prevention of obesity and advertising on ill effects arising due to obesity. Campbell feels that the forum should coordinate with the Government rather than the drug companies to create awareness in public about the health hazards and ill effects involved due to obesity and ways by whi...

New policy allows Britons to decide on treatment center

...ose health policy to Briton citizen could increase advertising competition among Britain hospitals. The new polic...ould lead to unwanted spending of public money for advertising and can also lead to closure of small and less preferred hospitals like those in the rural areas. ...

Advertisements Prompt Youth To Drink

...ies have found an association between drinking and advertising but none had been able to establish whether there ... said the findings suggested a direct link between advertising and youth drinking. --Edited IANS...

Chinese medicine leaflet broke advertising code

...fer than western alternatives // has breached the advertising code in the UK, an industry watchdog said on Wedne...medicine associations encouraging members to check advertising complied with the code. He said the agency had complained to the ASA because of concern that the cl...

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