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Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...health scares that have raised worldwide alarm and scrutiny over the quality of China's exports. Officials have vigorously defended Chinese inspection systems. But Sun acknowledged deficiencies in those systems that he said would only become more apparent. 'With the deepening of our work, problems in fo...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...sm, fear about HIV/AIDS transmission and increased scrutiny of asylum seekers. The government does not disclose a breakdown of reasons for granting asylum petitions, but legal advocacy groups in several major U.S. cities said they have won dozens of cases. Homosexuality, once a de facto condition for barrin...

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

...rea biotech companies have also come under federal scrutiny recently for their drug marketing practices. In October, InterMune of Brisbane agreed to pay $36.9 million to settle federal charges it engaged in off-label marketing of Actimmune. Although the FDA had approved Actimmune for treating a bone diso...

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

... Medicare managed-care plans is leading to greater scrutiny of private companies that sell these products as an alternative to traditional Medicare. The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing in May to address complaints about what's known as private fee-for-service plans, the fastest- growing t...

Make Up Unhealthy for Skin

...use' for harmful bacteria. Among chemicals under scrutiny are parabens (para-hydroxybenzoic acids), which are preservatives used in products including soap, shampoo, deodorant and baby lotion. Sodium lauryl sulphate, used to help create lather in soaps, shampoo, shaving foam, toothpaste and bubble bath, c...

Taking Animals Out of Laboratory Research

...l concerned to take seriously the need for careful scrutiny of the use of animals in medical experiments, and the rigorous application of the principle of the 'Three Rs'. Among the invited guests will be Brough Girling, husband of the late Julia Girling, who raised more than 12,000 for FRAME during her lif...

China Uncovers Thousands of Dangerous Foods

...gs come as China faces unprecedented international scrutiny over the quality of its food imports and other goods that have caused harm to buyers overseas. Reports in the United States of tainted pet foods, dangerous toys, drugs, fish, cosmetics and other products from China have led to a spate of recalls an...

DNA Transplant Brings Creation of Artificial Life a Step Closer

...r, insisted that his team had worked under ethical scrutiny at every stage, and even interrupted the project for 18 months while a bioethics panel was convened to review it. "I don't think there has ever been another field of science that has had so much public input and analysis before there have been any...

UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error

... professionals in the past simple steps and closer scrutiny can reduce them to quite an extent....

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...er-the-counter medications should receive the same scrutiny as prescription drugs, whose manufacturers have to submit reams of scientific data, including rigorous human trials, to prove a potential drug is safe. In a 2004 study, Robert Saper, director of integrative medicine at Boston University Medical Cen...

Scientists Create Fire-proof, Eco-friendly Plastic

...ability of plastics, but have come under increased scrutiny for being potentially damaging to human health and the environment. The polymer that the UMass Amherst team synthesized has a naturally high char yield (70 percent) and doesnt contain any halogens. It uses bishydroxydeoxybenzoin or BHDB as a buildi...

The Long Wait ... Dying for Lack of Kidneys

...icking in human body parts are rife -- areas under scrutiny by trade and ethical watchdogs. The Dutch reality show, bagged for poor taste and questionable ethics, finally turned out to be a do-good publicity stunt -- an actress had been hired to play the part of the terminally-ill woman and the organisers ...

UN Agency’s Checklist on Health Care Erro

... professionals in the past simple steps and closer scrutiny can reduce them to quite an extent. <B...

Drug Companies Should Not Have a Monopoly Over Clinical Trial Data

...hholding medicines in this way this would pass the scrutiny of ethical review committees, which renders it de facto impossible for generic companies to repeat the clinical trials." Alternatively, generic manufacturers would have to postpone the launch of their product until the end of the exclusivity period...

Drug Used in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery may Increase Risk of Death

... the past year. The safety of aprotinin came under scrutiny in 2006. An "observational study reported that aprotinin use was associated with a doubling to tripling of the risk of perioperative renal [kidney] dysfunction and failure requiring dialysis in patients undergoing primary, repeat or complex coronary ...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

...y know. When one area comes under public or police scrutiny the entire activity shifts its base from the ‘hot spot’ to more discreet locales to ensure that the kidney trade continues unabated. It certainly does not require a genius to understand the underlying currents that are now inherent to the trade. ...

New Approach Needed To Restore Faith in Pharmaceutical Industry

...her than with the pharmaceutical company, stricter scrutiny for research which has potentially immense financial implications and penalties for ghost-writing. They conclude that "collaborations between academics, practicing physicians, industry and journals are essential in advancing knowledge and improvin...

Risk of Acute Pancreatitis Low With Statins

...safety of commonly used medications has come under scrutiny because of post-marketing discoveries that some drugs, such as Vioxx?, have potentially dangerous side effects. He said that drugs are initially tested in studies involving small numbers of carefully selected patients and that some side effects may n...

'Gender-Benders': Sports and Sex Determination

...strian team in the 1970's was shielded from public scrutiny when she was exempted from a gender determining tests. Intersex and Olympic Games: Sex determination was carried out till the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and has been discontinued by the IOC, since 1999.The International Association of Athlete Fed...

Researchers Disprove that Cuban Sugarcane lowers Cholesterol

...le. There seems to be need for more research and scrutiny of this herbal product claims, as policosanol extract is quite expensive and is being sold for a dollar a pill. PRI...

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