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Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

..., and the extreme emphasis on twelve-year olds, is misleading to the public in making them feel that this is a vaccine that you have to get before anyone ... has touched your genitals." Dr. Harper adds, "We also have some evidence now that Gardasil is losing efficacy after five years. So if you need a booster...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...t conservation and development of forests, thereby misleading the court. If these weaknesses/fallacies are allowed to prevail, they might lead the forests to a situation of extreme risk, which is the opposite of the purpose for which the court intervened in the matter in the first instance. Over 1,700 appli...

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

...road statute that makes it a crime to put false or misleading information about a drug on its label or in ads, or to promote it for unapproved use. Some drug industry critics said Thursday that while the fines sent an important message, the amounts were far too low, given the vast profits from OxyContin sale...

Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital

...resources needed and that Vietnam comparisons were misleading due to advances in military capabilities. Parker, writing in the Royal Army Medical Corps Journal after completing a tour of duty last year with 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan, wrote that in Vietnam between October 1968 and July 1969, wounde...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...s at ground zero. The report concluded that the misleading information had left residents with an erroneous impression about risk. As a result, only 295 residents and apartment building owners asked to take part in a new residential cleanup program before enrollment ended in March. That number represented ju...

Soy Products a Double-edged Sword for Breast Cancer

... studying its effects in purified form may lead to misleading conclusions about the health consequences of soy in the diet. In fact, studies have shown that foods like soy flour have a very different effect. The complex mixture found in soy flour doesnt make the tumor grow, Helferich said. Whole soy contain...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...a corrective ad, and there is no other penalty for misleading the public. Thus, while the FDA sends hundreds of ...tional nonprofit group Healthy Skepticism counters misleading drug promotion and maintains a regular "AdWatch" section on its website. Consumers should be cautiou...

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

...her company, and the drug's new owner halted CTI's misleading off-label promotion campaign. "Cell Therapeutics essentially subverted a regulatory system designed to assure that patients receive only those drugs that have been proven to be effective for their illness," said Peter D. Keisler, Asst Attorney Gene...

International Study Finds Ways to Maximize Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents

...ently the initial reports to the 9-1-1 system were misleading in terms of the scope and location of the event. This could lead to insufficient resources responding to the scene or to providers not taking the appropriate precautions against a secondary device. In discussing incident command and triage, it was fo...

Obesity Does Not Auger Well for Prostate Cancer Patients

...opsies would predict. The finding suggests that misleading biopsy results may be causing many obese and overweight men to receive inadequate or inappropriate treatment that is not aggressive enough to combat the true nature of their disease, said study leader Stephen Freedland, M.D., an assistant professor i...

Biopsy may Underestimate Prostate Cancer in Obese and Overweight Men

...cal Center researcher. The finding suggests that misleading biopsy results may be causing many obese and overweight men to receive inadequate or inappropriate treatment that is not aggressive enough to combat the true nature of their disease, said study leader Stephen Freedland, M.D., an assistant professor i...

Schoolgirls Spark Court Cases Against Drug Giant

...to fair trading authorities there that it had made misleading claims for Ribena. The charges in New Zealand have been brought by the watchdog Commerce Commission, who the girls approached after the company shrugged off their report in 2004 that each 100ml of Ribena contained about 22mg of vitamin C. The compa...

The Bulging Waist Line Determines Your Life Line

...lent of 30kg/m2 BMI. Measuring BMI can at times be misleading as a person with a big muscular body who perfectly fit can have a high BMI. The team of researchers have found out that SAD measurements are more accurate to predict the cardiac profile of an individual. The research conducted medical check –ups for...

45% of Indians Affected by Chikungunya Fever

...omplicate matters further Chikungunya infection is misleading doctors in the diagnosis of dengue fever, which shares similar symptoms. An outbreak of the dengue fever has killed more than 50 people, according to India’s health ministry report last week. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s grandsons Madhav and Roha...

Labeling of Dairy Products with Trans fat labels, Misleading to Consumers

...t content would be expressed on the label to avoid misleading consumers. He said, ‘If you have only one percent of fat content in a food item that contains 10 percent of trans fat, you should not label 10 percent of total fats because that is misleading.’ Mensink is part of a team that is studying the eff...

Obesity Drug Advertisements Misleading Teens

...m from consumer watchdog, Choice saying that it is misleading young teenage girls//, preying on their fears about their bodies in a breach of advertising guidelines. The ads have been screened during the high-rating Australian Idol program whose major audiences include 13- to 17-year-olds and have reportedly d...

New foetal scans are misleading

...r thumbs// and walking in the womb are dangerously misleading and will have a bad influence on the public debate over abortion. According to experts on foetal development, the controversial images, taken with the help of a new 4-D imaging technology, have produced a false impression that foetuses develop into...

17 percent rise in childhood cancer cases due to modern lifestyles

...not entirely a disease of ageing," he said. "It is misleading when the medical establishment tell us that. We need to put chemicals on the agenda." Bruce Morland, paediatric oncologist at Birmingham Children's hospital and a scientist with Cancer Research UK, said: "There is a lot of interest in a possible en...

Indian Australian Doctor not to Contest the Allegations

...e doctor practised while suspended, made false and misleading statements to an earlier medical board hearing and was not of good character. After her conviction last month, Sood voluntarily took her name off the medical register, saying she did so in the "best interests" of her patients. A court hearing for...

Medical Council Of India Draws Public Attention on Misleading Ads.

...as been observed that certain entities have issued misleading advertisements for luring innocent Indian Students...ved by the MCI and not to get deceived by any such misleading advertisement. ...

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