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China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...was sentenced to death in May for taking bribes to approve substandard medicines, including an antibiotic bla...rmaceuticals department, Cao, 45, had the power to approve pharmaceutical production in China from 2002 to 2006. The sentencing was followed a day later by a...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

... sentence on Friday last week for taking bribes to approve medications, some of which did not meet standards. A Beijing court said Cao Wenzhuang was guilty of accepting 2.4 million yuan (315,000 dollars) while heading up the drug registration division of the state food and drug administration. In China, ...

Blunder Leaves Smoking Ban Up in Smoke in Stoke

... cannot enforce the ban until councillors formally approve it at an August 2 meeting. In a classic bureaucratic bungle, council bosses thought the powers were delegated to a department head. "We don't have enforcement powers because Stoke has both a mayor and a council manager," explained a council spoke...

US Rejects More Food from India Than from Any Other Country

...drug regulator, Zheng Xiaoyu, for taking bribes to approve untested medicine. China in consequence has prohibited its manufacturers from making toothpaste with diethylene glycol, a poisonous industrial solvent that had been found in countless toothpaste tubes sent to many countries around the world. Toothp...

China to "salvage" Reputation on Food, Drug Safety

...esday following his conviction for bribe-taking to approve hundreds of medicines, some of which proved danger...The new regulations call for a panel of experts to approve new drugs, more transparent drug approval procedures, greater inspections of pharmaceutical factorie...

President Bush Not for Expansion of Child Health Insurance

...ending. But the Finance Committee is expected to approve the Senate plan next week, sending it to the full Senate for action later this month. Max Baucus said he would move ahead despite the veto threat. The Senate will not be deterred from helping more kids in need, Baucus said. The president should ...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

...cators like metabolic control is not sufficient to approve drugs that many patients have to take for the rest of their lives. He advises patients who suffer from heart disease, especially congestive heart failure, to speak with their doctors about switching to another antidiabetic treatment. If you are a w...

Use of Song in Disposable Diaper Campaign Enrages Beatles Fans

... has attracted immense anger from fans, who do not approve of the song being used during another time of war, in Iraq, to evoke soiled nappies. "I just cannot see a Beatles song being used for trivial things ... not Beatles songs!" fan Andy Bonnell said. However, Lisa Jester, a P>G baby care spokesw...

Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital

...is necessary, she said. Military commanders do not approve operations before ensuring that casualty evacuation and treatment facilities are in place, and medics were with troops in the battlefield, she said. The MoD said there was a dedicated helicopter permanently on call in both war zones, with others able...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

..., the administration has approved and continues to approve adult coverage waivers." Committee Chair Max Baucu...t in practice, the administration is continuing to approve state waivers that run counter to their stated concerns." Congressional Democrats propose to amend...

Storing Medical Info Under Your Skin

... protect patient privacy. The FDA may eventually approve "active" devices which contain internal batteries and can be updated as a patient's condition changes. The association warned of "potential social consequences" such as using the devices for surveillance which could be an infringement on individual...

Junior Doctors Facing More Misery Because of Contract Deadlock: BMA

...ing. It is currently waiting for the government to approve a proposed contract deal before it can go to a ballot of doctors. Mr Mohib Khan, Chairman of the BMA SAS Committee, says: We are the last group of healthcare workers to have the opportunity to vote for a new contract. The government seems intent ...

Cats at Home Poses Allergy Risk in Young Children

...Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology did not approve earlier papers, according to which contact with cat allergens during the first few months of a childs life has a protective effect. The team of authors could even show that apart from keeping cats, even just repeated contact with cat hair within or o...

Influenza Vaccine FluMist To Be Approved In Younger Children As Well

...U.S Food and Drug Administration is now about to approve the sale of FluMist targeting children younger than 5 years. This announcement comes at a time when the company is planning to self itself to UKs AstraZeneca for 15.6 billion dollars. AstraZeneca was behind MedImmune because it did not have its ow...

Mexico Supreme Court Accepts Petition To Review Mexico City Law Legalizing Abortion During First Three Months' Gestation

...that city legislators do not have the authority to approve measures related to health, the AP/International Herald Tribune reports. The court has not scheduled a date to hear the case, according to the Times. The votes of eight of the court's 11 justices are required to overturn a law. The Democratic Revol...

Tension Building Up in FDA Over Drug Approvals

... growing internal dissension between officials who approve drugs and those who track the safety of drugs afte...dvisory committee hearing last month on whether to approve a new arthritis drug. On one side was Dr. David Graham, author of an internal report that found th...

Bush Seeks Doubling of AIDS-fighting Funds

... ask Congress to double our initial commitment and approve an additional 30 billion dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention for care and for treatment over the next five years," he said. Bush said Washington would work with African governments, the private sector, and community groups around the world to focus the...

Cancer Experts Received Threats for Opposing Controversial Drug

...ld a demonstration on Saturday to urge the FDA to approve the drug. Controversy surrounding GlaxoSmithKline'...ood and Drug Administration said that it would not approve Provenge without foolproof evidence that it was safe and effective. Patients with incurable diseas...

Australian State Approves Therapeutic Cloning

...remier Morris Iemma, said they would defy Pell and approve the law in the hope that it could lead to medical breakthroughs. Pell indicated he was considering refusing holy communion to lawmakers who did not toe the line but stopped short of threatening to excommunicate them. The archbishop was roundly co...

China Admits Fake Blood Protein Used in Drips

...ulator was sentenced to death for taking bribes to approve medicines not properly tested for safety. And tainted Chinese toothpaste has been blamed for dozens of deaths in Panama. Anti-malarial drugs and pet food have also been found to contain contaminated or fake ingredients. The US and European Union ...

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