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

...ed guilty Thursday to criminal charges that it had misled doctors and patients when it claimed the drug was less likely to be abused than traditional narcotics. The three executives, including its president and its top lawyer, also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of misbranding the drug. Together, t...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...TC bombing, a new report admits that officials had misled people living in the neighborhood of the devastated site on the extent of contamination. There is this famous sequence in Michael Moores Sicko, currently making waves in US - he stands at the front of a boat, surrounded by some of the men and women...

AMA Warns Of Healthy Food Labels Danger

...ew Yong, today warned consumers could be seriously misled by proposed new food labelling regulations . In a submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), Dr Yong said health claims made by food manufacturers are likely to confuse consumers and may even contribute to unhealthy diets. ...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

...l board, Dr. Goldman claimed that it was Conte who misled him with false information about a woman athlete's medical condition in order to obtain drugs for her. The medical board's accusation said the athlete, identified only as K.W., tested positive for modafinil at an international track meet in August...

Health Secretary Apologizes For Failed Online Recruitment System

...to design a fair recruitment process, they’ve also misled everyone on the number of jobs available. “Even if the application system improves, thousands of doctors are going to find themselves without a training post in August. "We really don’t want highly qualified medical staff to be forced to leave th...

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

...igh, often intravenous, doses of opioids are being misled into bad practice by the continuing promotion of double effect as a real and essential phenomenon in end of life care. Using double effect as a justification for patient assisted suicide and euthanasia is not tenable in evidence-based medicine, he...

Fertility Clinic Web Sites Doesn’t Adhere to Ad-Guideline

...nd "the concern is that vulnerable patients may be misled by information that does not give the whole picture," said Dr. Tarun Jain, assistant professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the UIC College of Medicine and senior author of the study. Advertising guidelines adopted by the Socie...

Infant Car Seats Fail Crash Tests

...and difficult for parents. We don't want consumers misled into thinking holding a child is better than putting it into a car seat." The magazine also reports that nine seats failed in some or all of the higher speed tests, but met the required 30 mph standard. One seat was considered undesirable because i...

Electrical Activity Alters Language Used By Nerve Cells

...e. “Sometimes people studying development can be misled by knowing how things work in an adult animal,” she added. “You have so much information about the end point that you may not open your eyes to what happens early on.” The results show that the development of communication between nerves and muscle...

Consumers way off the mark in measuring calorie content in fast foods

...pizza melts away in your mouth, you might just get misled about the number of calories that are packed in this delicious spread.// A novel study has served the idea of how people, irrespective of their size, misjudge the calorie content of fast-food meals. Although the estimations were accurate when the mea...

Closure of NHS Borders Hospitals to be Reviewed

...S Borders by the board members. We think they were misled in many respects on statistical information.’ ...

Freeze-dried fruits: Berry Berry Good!

Don't get misled by the looks of freeze-dried fruits. Though they appear to be small, studies have shown that the antioxidant phytochemicals //that is present in fresh state is just the same after freeze-drying. Also the benefits of these dried fruits are assimilated...

Lawsuit Against Sunscreen Makers For False Claims of Protection Against Skin Cancer

...VB rays, which cause skin cancer. "Schering-Plough misled ... the general public by representing that their Coppertone Water Babies UVA/UVB Sunblock Lotion provided 45 times a child's natural protection against both UVA and UVB rays," according to the suit. But a spokeswoman for the company, Denise Foy said...

UCI Closed Its Liver Transplant Program

...I did not have a full-time transplant surgeon, but misled regulators and the public into believing that it did have one. Apart from this the other services that were found to be lacking included the kidney and bone marrow transplant programs. Drake said that he is in the process of recruiting a top admi...

Transplant Head Honcho forced to dismount

...d the UC Irvine’s Liver program, perceived to have misled organ officials, instigated his exit. Dr Marquis Hart had been offering part time services to the UCI since 2002 till the fall of 2005. During his tenure, The UCI liver program suffered huge setbacks prompting its closure. Federal officials said t...

UK public misled over downgrading cannabis: Govt

THE PUBLIC was misled about the dangers of taking cannabis when the Government unwittingly // decided to downgrade the drug less than a year ago, the British Home Secretary admits today. In a highly critical assessment of the decision taken by his predecessor, David B...

FDA Mislead On Asthma Drug By GlaxoSmithKline

...s been documented. However, Glaxo is said to have misled the FDA when it submitted six months of post- trial data in July 2003, along with the study's actual 28 weeks of data. There is a belief that the data presented is an underestimated projection of the apparent dangers associated with salmeterol, inclu...

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