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FDA considers nicotine lollipops illegal

The Food and Drug Administration cracked down on Internet distributors of nicotine-laced lollipops and lip balm, declaring them illegal and ordering that 4 pharmacies stop sales immediately. The lollipops in particular pose a risk to children because they look like regular candy, the FDA warned. "The quantity of nicotine could be potentially dangerous to a small child," said FDA attorney David Ho...

Illegal Drug Use In England Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate

The trend towards illicit use of drugs is on the rise in England, accounting for more than 1 million visits and 400,000 admissions to the emergency department each year. .. ..The findings are based on anonymous interviews with // patients visiting the emergency department of a hospital in South West England. The doctor in charge of emergency care was also asked to assess the need for treatment wi...

Punjab Government Told To Explain Illegal Kidney Transplantations

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for a report with regard to people allegedly being coerced to sell their kidneys and has issued the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police of the Indian State of Punjab with a notice. // As many as 300 laborers in the state are reported to have lost their kidneys since the year 2001, and about 25 of them are no longer alive. The...

Three Arrested For Illegal Export Of Ephedrine Tablets

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence arrested three persons, including the Managing Director of a pharmaceutical company based at Vijayawada//, for alleged illegal export of Ephedrine tablets, a controlled substance notified under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. ....According to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence here today, the arrested persons have been rem...

Illegal Drug Trafficking Pose A Great Threat For HIV Epidemic In Northeast

Heroin and synthetic pharmaceuticals illegally trafficked from Myanmar into India's northeast has led to a rise in drug abuse and an HIV epidemic in the region// , says a United Nations study. ...."Drug trafficking across the common border of Myanmar and the northeastern state of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland occurs with ease. Despite the existence of heavy security, heroin does transit the borde...

Over Five Million Illegal Abortions In India Every Year

India records a whopping 5.7 million illegal abortions every year and over 80 percent of pregnant women do not get hygienic antenatal care, say experts//. .."Every year 6.7 million abortions take place in India but the sad part is that 5.7 millions are illegal. The place and technique used in most of the illegal cases are unsafe and unhygienic," said Sudha Tewari, president of Parivar Seva Sansth...

China Bans Illegal Stem Cell Collection, Transplantation

Close on the heels of banning illegal organ transplants, China has forbidden unauthorised stem cell collection and transplantation//, a panacea for a range of blood disorders. ..Two sets of the regulations issued by the Chinese Ministry of Health said that the sources of peripheral blood stem cells or stem cells, must be legal, registered sources that can be traced... ..The regulations aim to st...

Quack Couples Arrested for Conducting Illegal Abortions

Police here Wednesday arrested a fake doctor and his wife for allegedly conducting large-scale illegal abortions at their hospital in a town near here//. ....Pritam Singh Amarjit Kaur had been carrying out the operations at the Sahib Hospital at Patran town for couples wanting to get rid of female foetuses. ....Their illegal activities came to light when a woman working as a medical attendant wi...

Alarming Raise In Illegal Blood Alcohol Levels Among Emergency Patients

According to report that has been published in the Emergency Medicine Journal, a study conducted in an major hospital, the blood// alcohol levels among the patients admitted in emergency care have gone up well above the legal limit, on an average risen to almost 113% in the past 5 years. ......The report further added that though men more consistently outnumber women, the absolute numbers of wo...

Indian Australian Doctor Charged for Performing Illegal Abortion

An Indian Australian doctor has been found guilty of performing an illegal abortion but was cleared of a charge of manslaughter of a premature baby.// ....Dr. Suman Sood was charged with manslaughter in November 2005 for allegedly failing to follow the procedures that make abortion legal in the state of New South Wales (NSW). ....Reports here said the decision was reached by a jury of three men...

Women, be on guard against illegally procured IUDs

The State Department of Health Services has issued a warning about substandard contraceptive devices given to many women by Doctors. State health officials have pinned// down nearly eight doctors for procuring intrauterine devices from unlicensed parties and Internet vendors. ....Dr. Mark Horton, State Public Health Officer said, "The physicians under investigation have failed to provide proper...

Illegal Medicines Swamp SA Markets

The Cape Times has reported that illegal medicines are flooding the South African market with unregistered products being sold on the streets//. The report said many medicines claim to cure cancer, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids.....A source in the country's health department said the industry had grown out of control. "The belief is that they can't close down the market because it's too large. So the...

Illegal Kidney-Transplants By Japanese Doctors

Since 1950s, when the first kidney transplants were performed, much has been learned about illegal transplants of kidneys all over the world.// ..Illegal kidney transplants are quite common in countries like India and China where the population is very high. In countries like South Africa, people sell their kidneys to foreigners. ....Much has been published about illegal kidney transplants, o...

Cost of Illegal Drug Abuse - £15b

Official figures have revealed that abuse of drugs such as heroin and crack impacts the economic health of England and Wales to the tune of £15 billion a year. // ....These costs were delineated as cost of frauds, thefts, bills of the victims, police, court and NHS costs. The European drugs agency figures have shown that illegal drugs are easier on the pocket, cheaper by half of the original cost...

Gynaecological Society Has Sought a Ban on Illegal Sale of Sperms

A gynaecological society has demanded a ban on the illegal sale of sperms allegedly being carried out by infertility clinics across India// . ....The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) has said the large-scale direct sale of donor sperms, without tests and checks by sperm banks, was a serious matter and required urgent government intervention. ....At its 18th...

Legal ‘high’ Drugs Declared Illegl

They sell feelings such as ‘mild, mellow and giggling’ and ‘loved-up with a trippy edge’. If this makes no sense to you, you are no regular party clubber// in UK’s hot nightspots. .. These are in fact regular pills prescribed as anti-worming medication, by vets. Yet these are now increasingly offered to partygoers as legal ways, to get high. .. The rocketing use of these drugs have forced UK’...

Brazil Slashes the Price of Contraceptives to Stop Illegal Abortions

The Brazilian government has announced a 90 percent reduction in the price of contraceptives in a bid to stop clandestine abortions and the rising number of deaths caused by them. ......The discounted birth control pills will be sold at 3,500 "people's pharmacies," where the government offers subsidized medicines. ......The new programme comes amid a controversy between the Catholic Church an...

Health Expenditure on Illegal Immigrants

Washington- A study conducted by U.S. researchers in North Carolina sought to tabulate expenditures related to health care on illegal immigrants//. The analysis revealed that most of the medical expenditure was related to childbirth and pregnancy related complications. ....The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is opportune as it raises concern about the escalati...

CELL THERAPEUTICS PAYS Heavily to Resolve Dispute FOR ALLEGED ILLEGAL MARKETING OF CANCER DRUG

Cell Therapeutics Inc (Seattle WA) has agreed to pay the US $10.5 millon to resolve allegations of the company's alleged illegal marketing// of the anti-cancer prescription drug Trisenox, the US Justice Department announced earlier this month. ....According to the government's complaint, CTI promoted the drug for various uses that were unapproved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). .......

Pakistani Doctors Behind Bars for Illegal Kidney Removals

Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore have arrested four doctors engaged in the illegally removing human kidneys, officials said Saturday. ......The arrests were made Friday night after police apprehended three middlemen and recovered nine men and a woman being held at a heavily guarded house in the city, Lahore police chief Aftab Cheema said. ......Police who were alerted by a former patient...

Dog Fighting in the US: Bloody, Illegal and Booming

The indictment of a US football star this week for allegedly organizing illegal dog fights has put the spotlight on the bloody, booming pastime that is attracting an increasingly wide following. ......The blood sport that often uses pit bulls trained to fight is illegal in all 50 states, but can be found across the country. ......"The phenomenon is increasing. It was very prevalent in the Sout...

Illegal Immigrants Allowed To Stay A Year More To Care For Their Child

A 17-month old girl who underwent a heart operation for a rare birth defect has more than one share of good news. Not only has she fully recovered, her parents, illegal immigrants in the U.S, have also been granted a year more to stay there and care for their U.S citizen daughter. ...Hazelle Roas little-known genetic abnormality left her with a thyroid deficiency and a narrow artery into her he...

Cheap Indian Medicines Illegally Flooding Pak Markets

The illegal inflow of affordable Indian medicine into Pakistan is continuing unabatedly through green channels because of their huge price difference in the two countries. ......According to the Daily Times, passengers coming from India prefer carrying cheap drugs, as the prices of Indian drugs are far cheaper than those of Pakistan. ......Dr Qaiser Waheed, President of Pakistan Pharmaceutical...
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