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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... whose work is unrestrictedly funded by Amgen, the maker of a commonly utilized white blood cell booster that goes by the names Neupogen and Neulasta. Kuderer also receives funding from the National Institutes of Health. This study compiled the results of 17 trials involving more than 3,000 patients recei...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...ies Corp., the manufacturer of nalmefene. The drug maker supported the new study. There are fair amounts of good data (showing) that the more drinks you have a day, the more likely you are to have health or social consequences, said alcohol researcher Raymond Anton. The thinking is that if you can redu...

Beyonce Drinks Her Vodka Straight from the Bottle!

...ottle . Last week, the 'Dangerously in Love' hit maker visited Stereo-by-the-Shore in with the entertainment mogul. A source said that the 25-year-old said that she did not mind that she did not bother to wait for a glass. "Beyonc? said she didn't mind - she didn't want to wait for a glass," New Yorl...

Spain Withdraws Contaminated Chinese Toothpaste

...erican countries. Reportedly, a Chinese chemical maker had sold the industrial-grade chemical as glycerine, which is often used as a moistener or sweetener in products like toothpastes, soaps and cosmetics....

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

...cigarette is safe. Strangely, Philip Morris USA, maker of Marlboro, the nation's top-selling cigarette brand, supports the bill. But why? R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others who oppose the legislation will tell you restrictions on advertising contemplated in the bill would only help cement Philip Mor...

EU Drug Regulator Highlights Depression Danger of Weight-loss Pill

...t caused suicidal thoughts as a side-effect. The maker of the drug, French group Sanofi-Aventis, abandone...ression. Sanofi-Aventis, the fourth-biggest drug maker in the world, announced afterwards that it had changed its labelling to take into account the EMEA's...

Briton Set for Pacific Solo Odyssey to Highlight Warming

...ice delayed her San Francisco launch. If the water maker gets temperamental in the open seas, Savage will spend four hours daily working a hand pump. She is packing her craft with three months worth of freeze-dried food, snack bars and dehydrated fruit and vegetables for the row to Hawaii. She will also ...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...dia has assumed the role of the principal decision maker so far as issues relating to forests and wildlife are concerned. This has been due to Supreme Court's intervention through the following cases: 1. The T. N. Godavarman Thirumulkpad vs Union of India and others, concerning the implementation of the ...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...roup in Washington, said. Meantime another drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb has pleaded guilty to making false statements to a federal agency, ending an unusual criminal case involving its blockbuster blood-thinning drug Plavix. The case involved accusations that the company had entered a secret deal ...

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

...are over half children under 12 years old. Candy maker Cadbury Adams said it would stop running ads for its super-sweet bubble gums beginning March 2008. Soft drink and fast-food conglomerate Pepsico said it would limit its under-12-directed pitches to its sports-rehydration drink Gatorade and its low-fa...

'Hi, can You Hear Me? I'm at 30,000 Feet'

...is company, a joint venture between European plane maker Airbus and airline IT group Sita, received a green light from the European Aviation Safety Agency on Monday to begin fitting equipment to commercial jets. The technology is to be operated by an Air France plane for the first time in September this ...

Japanese Firm Unveils Artificial Hand With 'air Muscles'

A Japanese robot maker on Tuesday unveiled what it called the world's first prototype of an artificial hand with "air muscles" that can do even delicate work like picking up a raw egg. Squse, a Kyoto-based robot and factory automation manufacturer, said it has developed...

Apple Launches IPhone; New Yorkers Line Up to Buy Gadget

...n the latest offering from the computer and gadget maker which packs a cell phone, music player and web browser. Cupertino, California-based, Apple and its chief executive Steve Jobs hope the iPhone, a sleek lightweight device which fits in the hand, will prove as popular as its best-selling iPod music ...

FDA Advisory Against Anti-depressants to Be Expanded to Cover Young Adults too

...nclude adults age 18-24. Eli Lilly and Co., the maker of Prozac, Zoloft manufacturer Pfizer Inc. and other pharmaceutical companies said they would comply with the FDA's request. "We believe this step will help ensure that the millions of people with depression who are young adults age 24 and under an...

Brazilian President Silva Issues Compulsory License for Merck's Antiretroviral Efavirenz

...he country would purchase from an India-based drug maker a generic version of Efavirenz if Merck did not offer the drug at a lower price. According to the decree, Efavirenz is a "public interest" medicine. Temporao at a news conference last month said the country did not issue the decree "as a threat, no...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...me out with yet another devastating expose. Drug maker payments to Minnesota psychiatrists rose more than sixfold, to $1.6 million. During those same years, prescriptions of antipsychotics for children in Minnesota's Medicaid program rose more than ninefold. Also called atypicals, they have become pop...

GlaxoSmithKline, Brazil Expected To Sign Deal on Providing Antiretroviral at Reduced Cost

...he country would purchase from an India-based drug maker a generic version of Efavirenz if Merck did not offer the drug at a lower price. Brazil asked Merck to reduce the cost of Efavirenz to 65 cents per dose from $1.57 per dose. An unnamed source said that Merck offered to sell the drug for $1.10 per p...

Thailand Will Not Issue Compulsory Licenses for Patented Drugs

...r $1,000, per person annually. Indian generic drug maker Matrix Laboratories has offered to sell a generic version of Aluvia to Thailand for 24,324 baht, or $695, per person annually. Siriwat said that the offer would be considered by Mongkol. Under the terms of the offer, Thailand would have to agree no...

Cars in UK to Be Fitted With Black Boxes to Reduce Fatalities

...dollars a mile. As of now, British mobile phone maker Telit Communications has signed up to the eCall scheme with Germany's Siemens and Wavecom of France. The technology, though, is not new, and is already available in some cars. Vauxhall's parent company General Motors has a system called OnStar, wh...

Ask Right Questions and Save Country from Further Healthcare Crisis: Michael Moore

...visit. That is a bloggers response to noted film maker Michael Moores "Sicko," a devastating indictment of the crisis in the US. Moore has continued with his attacks on the ruling establishment. In a recent interview he blasted the top tier presidential candidates, none of whom have so far offered no r...

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