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US Baby Dies of Salmonella from Pet Turtle

...le-linked infections continue to occur because the sales ban is not "fully enforced" and contains exceptions for educational purposes. Salmonella illness remains a "major public health problem in the United States," the CDC said in the report An estimated 1.4 million nontyphoidal human Salmonella infec...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...lear-cut answer to the question of whether dogmeat sales are illegal. "To be honest with you, the country has no rule directly regulating dogmeat," one health ministry official said while asking for anonymity. Food safety regulations require all livestock to be examined before sale, but dogs are not de...

A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...evelopment, and he draws only a modest salary from sales of his invention. 'We only receive a fraction of the overall costs ourselves,' Didrick said. 'Also, many people would be surprised to learn that a cosmetic silicone artificial finger, offering only passive function, with no mechanical structure, ca...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...ing of a corporate life raft. Analysts say U.S. sales alone would top $1 billion US a year, assuming Gardasil becomes covered by private insurance plans and at least some government programs. That number could jump to $4 billion a year if Merck comes out with a similar, perhaps identical, vaccine for ...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

China's drug regulator has suspended the sales of a leukemia and arthritis drug due to complaints by patients, state press said Sunday , in the latest incident to plague the nation's medicine industry. The move comes as China's quality-control systems have been called into serious question both...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...s Hospital. There were 1.2 million new trampoline sales in 2004, indicating that parents continue to purchase this as a form of fun and exercise for children. We urge parents not to purchase this equipment for their children based upon the dangers they pose and the injuries that have been documented. Th...

Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment

... most popular herbal supplements, with U.S. retail sales of nearly nine million dollars . The current issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT) published by SAGE, contains a summary of current research on and clinical application of silymarin, the mixture of chemicals found in milk thistle. The speci...

War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...econd-largest prosthetics manufacturer. Ossur said sales of prosthetics grew by 12% worldwide and 17% in No... War I veterans, said Brad Ruhl, vice president of sales at the company's North American headquarters in Minneapolis. The privately held firm now has annual ...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...ms (in northern California) and is centered on the sales activities of Orphan Medical, a Minnesota company ...e U.S. Attorney's Office in New York said Orphan's sales representatives promoted Xyrem for so-called off-label purposes, meaning uses not approved by the FD...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...an for the elderly in response to complaints that sales agents forged signatures and also adopted aggressi...Widespread reports of high-pressure and fraudulent sales techniques used by some independent salespeople hawking Medicare managed-care plans is leading to gr...

MS Drug Fails The Test For Treating Crohns Disease

...sabri, the Food and Drug Administration permitted sales to resume, but Biogen Idec was required to take additional safety precautions, including a mandatory registry of patients receiving the drug. In recent public statements, officials from Biogen Idec and Elan touted Tysabri's ability to induce remis...

Indian Government at the Crossroads in Implementing Anti-smoking

...s media advertising of tobacco products, except at sales points. However, the fine for offenders is a meagre 200 rupees (five US dollars). "State chief ministers have written (and) MPs have given representations" concerning the laws, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss separately told reporters, adding the...

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

...far too low, given the vast profits from OxyContin sales and the problems caused by the drug. The damage to the public from these white-collared drug pushers surely exceeds the collective damage done by traditional street drug pushers, Dr. Sidney Wolfe, the director of the health research group at Publi...

Wine Woos World as Trade Fair Opens

...Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) predicts global wine sales will increase 45 percent by 2010 and production by 41 percent. "This is a key finding," said Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo. "It means demand exceeds supply. It also means that any wine surplus should be eliminated." Beynat predicted ...

The Danger in Candy Cigarettes

...the responsibility for restricting candy cigarette sales in the US has been left up to large national retailers such as the Wal-Mart chain, which has a company-wide policy banning the sale of cigarette look-alike products to minors in all 50 states. Candy cigarettes cannot be considered simply as candy....

Generic Competitor for Plavix Blocked in US

...ted to developing other medical uses for Plavix if sales of the generic version were allowed. The judge said damages will be set in an amount to be determined at future proceedings....

Go for Russia, Not China, Wine Experts Say

...s Indian at the moment." And whereas in China wine sales are driven by a culture of giving or serving a hig...re always warmly welcomed, people know the Russian sales figures," she said. "We feel very comfortable here."...

Wine Packaging: Bag-in-box, Plastic Bottles, Cork Comeback?

...he 1980s, were largely ignored until recently when sales grew as buyers switched from older non-airtight "c...rench supermarket wine sales, has doubled Auchan?s sales in the last five years. On the international wine scene, the future holds higher quality wine in B...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

...r sale in off licences, supermarkets and other off sales outlets. Cheap drinks promotions which encourage people to buy more alcohol, particularly in supermarkets and off licenses must be controlled. Some supermarkets are running alcohol products as a loss leader which in some cases has resulted in alcoho...

World Wine Sales Brisk, but French Producers Hungover

...t French producers are doing better on the foreign sales front, with exports last year rising almost 13 per cent to reach nearly nine (8.74) billion euros and showing good progress particularly in the US and Asian markets. At Vinexpo, CEO Robert Beynat said international visitors -- read potential buyers...

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