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Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

...iews on this. However these days doctors are being pulled up for negligence and this latest episode in Attingal, Kerala will serve as a grim warning to errant medical practitioners. Mrs. Chandrakala, wife of S Sharma of Chirayinkil, had consulted Dr. Sathy M. Pillai from the early stages of her pregnancy as...

Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban

... a diet drug has come under fire. In 1998, the FDA pulled two diet drugs from the market, fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine, because of concern over heart-valve problems. Sibutramine, marketed as Meridia by Abbott Laboratories, works on two brain chemicals that control appetite and make patients feel full. I...

Shelved bowel-syndrome drug still in demand

...IBS patients. Glaxo Wellcome, now GlaxoSmithKline, pulled Lotronex in December 2000, 8 1/2 months after the drug's debut. About 300,000 patients had taken it, according to Glaxo. In June 2000, the FDA began receiving reports of Lotronex users suffering severe constipation and ischemic colitis, or inflammat...

FDA may speed review of new drugs

...he proposal is worrisome. In wake of a dozen drugs pulled off the market because of dangers in recent years, critics say the FDA already is approving drugs too fast and doesn’t adequately monitor problems that can arise when new ones hit the market. Drug companies have paid millions in user fees that he...

Compressed DNA aids gene patients

... DNA in fatty globules called liposomes, which are pulled into the cell by a natural process. However, infecting patients with viruses carries its own risks, and liposome production is less efficient. The new technique involves taking the long strands of DNA and "scrunching" them up into a more compact p...

More News That Circumcision Could Reduce risk of HIV infection

...s in 95% of newborn babies the foreskin can not be pulled back. This is referred to as ‘physiological phimos...rs of age, 50% of boys have a foreskin that can be pulled back; and by 15 years almost 90% have normal adult pattern. http://www.medindia.net/patients/ pae...

FDA Diminish Hopes On ‘Female Viagra

...Vioxx. Last December, just weeks after Vioxx was pulled from the market for safety concerns, an FDA panel gave the testosterone patch - made by Procter & Gamble - the equivalent of a blinking red light. Thus the FDA wants extensive five-year clinical trials involving thousands of women. Even two recent...

Prohibited diet medicine found in Chinese herbs

...ey have discovered fenfluramine, the diet medicine pulled from the market five years ago because it was link... "Fen-phen." Fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine were pulled from the market by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997 after numerous reports the off-label coc...

Deprivation Can Cause Undetected Heart Problems

...terol, age, sex, and diabetes. These are typically pulled together in the internationally used Framingham Risk Score. Deprivation is excluded, despite known links between poverty and poor health, because definitions of deprivation vary so much, making international standardization difficult. The authors, ...

Nanotechnologists Specify Limitation For Devising Small Machines

...mes its weight. "And when it gets closer, it gets pulled even harder." Perreault said: "I think the impact of our work stems from the intersection of the fields of atom optics and nanotechnology. It answers the question of how far you can miniaturize an atom optics device - for example, a device that guid...

Lunar Forces Affect The Surface Of The Earth

...ard, towards the continental block, which is being pulled westward by the moon's gravity. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, the mountain-building force is weaker, because the Pacific plate there is also moving westward, essentially rear-ending the Asian continent. Other scientists reserve their jud...

Novel Test For Early Detection Of Gullet Cancer

...n the Britain. Once in the windpipe, the pill is pulled out, gently scraping cells from the gut wall that are then tested for early signs of the condition. Currently the only way of checking for early signs is to push a tube down the windpipe with a camera on it, a risky and expensive procedure. Fitz...

Anthrax Spores: Animal Skins on Drums, Renders Vado Diomande, Sick

...owing his expertise in this field. "They had to be pulled to a certain pitch," Mr. Robinson said. "He's particularly good at that, in terms of knowing the proper pitch, specifically for Ivory Coast percussionists." ...

Canadian Medical Association Journal's Editorial Mess Gets Murkier

...Canadian Pharmacists Association, this article was pulled and consequently Dr Hoey had resigned....

Hospital Withdraws McDonald's Reward Scheme

...t complex procedures "bravely." The vouchers were pulled off after the health board said the action was "totally inappropriate". NHS Highland said the scheme had been in place for many years, but no review had been conducted before this, "I appreciate that the thoughts behind the scheme were to reward chil...

Dialysis Clinics Owned By Fresenius Flourishes Due To Its Customers

...nts. Fresenius also operates in 525 clinics, which pulled in $208 million outside North America. Mansi Kothari, research manager for the medical-devices group at consultant Frost & Sullivan said that the various products are filters and fluids. Their products are better than the reusable variety. The com...

Could Long Tern Vioxx Users Suffer From Heart Attacks?

... naproxen users and none for Vioxx patients. Merck pulled its $2.5 billion-a-year pain drug off the market in September 2004 after a study showed it doubled the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients. The current trial is the first to involve long-term Vioxx users. About 10,000 lawsuits that have be...

Technology at its nano best: hand-held lab-on-a-chip for blood tests

...s, lipids, proteins or oxygen. The blood sample is pulled into a mixing chamber where anti-coagulation chemicals are injected. “In this case, white blood cells will be separated from red blood cells. Because of fluid dynamics, larger molecules like white blood cells will bypass a chamber that they can’t f...

Bausch & Lomb Pulls Lens Solution From US Market

Bausch & Lomb has pulled a widely used contact lens solution from the US market on Thursday after a lawsuit alleging that it failed to disclose the facts of the // solution, which is implicated in serious fungal infection in users in Asia. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Walgreen Co...

Arrow Embedded In Tribal’s Chest For Two Weeks Surgically Remove

...used to give him the hen he wanted. Though Gajuram pulled out the stem of the arrow, the head remained inside, police said. Gajuram was taken to Khargone hospital where doctors referred him to MY Hospital, Indore, the next day. But Gajuram took it lightly and continued with his routine. After two week...

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