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Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...snt have much of a scientific evidence base and we prescribe drugs by extrapolating from what we know about adult bodies. We have a desperate need to understand precisely how childrens bodies work so that we can custom-design therapies for them and their problems. Researchers in the new unit will be investi...

Reduction in Drug Costs

...introduction of a regulation requiring doctors to prescribe the recommended first-line treatment for hypertens...s have been reimbursed for drug costs only if they prescribe thiazides as first-line therapy for uncomplicated hypertension, unless there are medical reasons for...

Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

...ited him with saving lives with his willingness to prescribe the drugs to patients with debilitating pain. The judge defended the bulk of Hurwitz's practice as legitimate medicine that saved patients' lives. She said medical literature has increasingly come to support Hurwitz's theories about the propriety o...

Rorting Health Practioners Busted

...ealth practitioners who claim Medicare Benefits or prescribe Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) drugs inappropriately, carried out the search. The search is peer-reviewed and designed to protect patients as well as government coffers from doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors and other speci...

UK Reports Psychiatric Reactions to Weight-loss Drug Rimonabant

...it already has a European licence, meaning GPs can prescribe it to patients while they wait for final guidance ... drug did carry a warning "that doctors should not prescribe Acomplia in patients with uncontrolled serious psychiatric conditions such as major depression". A...

Researchers Identify New Risk Marker for Obese Children

... at risk, and, if you are, the best methods we can prescribe to reduce the risk, particularly in our young population as they grow older, Proctor added....

US Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Restrict Payments by Drug Companies to Doctors

...eports continue to pour in that US doctors tend to prescribe unwanted, even possibly harmful medicines in retur...money from makers of antipsychotic drugs tended to prescribe the drugs to children the most often. These and other stories have helped to fuel a growing intere...

Depression Drugs Could Make Bones Fragile

...ion is common among older people and doctors often prescribe a class of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Two new studies, which have appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, have now found that older men and ...

Some High Blood Pressure Drugs may Help Reduce Dementia Risk

...ssure control, it makes sense for their doctors to prescribe one that goes into the brain," said Kaycee Sink, M.D., M.A.S., lead researcher and an assistant professor of internal medicine gerontology. Some ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors are known as centrally acting because they can cross t...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

... have close relationships with drug makers tend to prescribe more, newer and pricier drugs whether or not they...illegal for drug makers to pay doctors directly to prescribe specific products. Federal rules also bar manufacturers from promoting unapproved, or off-label, use...

Rajasthan Government Urged to Keep a Close Watch on Doctors

...ed that the state government should ask doctors to prescribe only generic medicines and monitor the prescriptio..., the state government has directed all of them to prescribe generic medicines, a senior official in the medical & health department said. The salts used in ge...

Avandia Could Increase Risk of Heart Attack, New Study

...y whether there is a compelling reason for them to prescribe this drug. I don't think there is, he said. The drug giant, had posted a fall in sales and profits for the first quarter of the year due to a strong pound and tough generic competition in the US. But the company said its two best-selling drugs - ...

Smart Pill for Non-invasive Diagnoses of Stomach Problems

...tients stomach from the receiver, which helps them prescribe the best treatment plan. "Some of these patients cant really leave their house because of their problems. Often, these patients are losing weight because of limited nutritional intake," says Dr. Richard McCallum, Professor of Gastroenterology. ...

Pediatric Seizure Study Underway in US to Decide Between Diazepam and Lorazepam

...lar use, physicians may use their best judgment to prescribe it for other uses, known as off label uses, in oth...adelphia, PA. Usually, the choice of which drug to prescribe would rest with the treating physician. During the study, however, the medication will be assigned r...

Hypnotherapy may Help Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

... authors. However, many doctors are reluctant to prescribe such agents to patients who are clearly not depressed. Other psychological therapies exist that patients with IBS should be made aware of, they say. For example, talking therapy (known as cognitive behavioural therapy) is as effective as antidepres...

Now Viagra Oysters Could Appease Your Appetite and Boost Your Libido!

... oysters - it is no allowed, it's up to doctors to prescribe Viagra. Even giving it away is illegal as it is a form of marketing to induce a sale," a Food Safety NSW spokesman said....

Long Island Seniors Rally for Rx Affordable Prescription Drugs and Cell Phone Protections

... and entertainment, to doctors to persuade them to prescribe newer and, in many cases, more expensive drugs when generic and less expensive alternatives are just as effective. According to a report in the April 2007 New England Journal of Medicine, 94% of doctors report having some type of relationship with ph...

Village Health Centres to the Rescue of Infants

...ory. "We now visit mothers during pregnancy and prescribe proper food and nutrition practices. We have also succeeded in convincing them to go for hospital delivery. Immediately after delivery, we visit the mother and the child and check the health of both the child and mother," added Labanya. Mothers ar...

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

.... The alleged "off-label" uses caused doctors to prescribe Trisenox to treat various forms of cancer for whic...CTI used illegal kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe Trisenox. Under sham "consulting agreements," physicians were paid $500-$1,000 to attend dinners or ...

Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain

... access to thorough diagnostic tests, and can also prescribe heavy-duty allergy drugs, such as steroids that help block the body's natural reaction to allergens,” she continued. Participants who self-managed their allergies relied on over-the-counter products to control their milder symptoms. A lack of sleep...

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