Legal loophole exposes Canadians to drug advertising banned in US: UBC research
A legal loophole is counteracting Canada's ban on direct-to-consumer drug advertising and has exposed Canadians to more than $90 million worth of ads, including those for drugs with life-threatening risks, according to a study by UBC researchers.
Barbara Mintzes, Steve Morgan and James M. Wrigh...
New Online Resource for Consumers, Athletes and Coaches Concerned About Athletic Banned Substances
nsfsport.com Can Help You Make More Informed Decisions When Choosing Nutritional Products
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news stories on steroid use in sports continue to emphasize the importance of screening dietary supplements and sports nutrition products for ba...
Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals
Herons nesting in the wetlands of southeast Chicago are still being exposed to chemicals banned
in the U.S. in the 1970s, a research team reports. The chemicals do not appear to be affecting the birds reproductive success, however.
The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Grea...
Recent Reports Underscore the Importance of Testing Supplements for Athletic Banned Substances
NSF's Program Helps Athletes Make Informed Decisions When Choosing
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news
stories on steroid use in sports continue to emphasize the importance of
screening dietary supplements and sports nutrition products for ...
Research Indicates Nearly 25 Percent of Supplements Are Contaminated With Steroids, Stimulants and Banned Substances
Informed-Choice Looks to Raise Level of Awareness and Help Athletes Reduce Risk
LAKE WYLIE, S.C., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study
released today and commissioned by Informed-Choice LLC, a not-for-profit
partnership between supplement companies an...
Too Skinny Models Banned from Performing in Rome Fashion Show
Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry .
"I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ... (and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella...
Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County
The King County Board of Health on Thursday banned
artificial trans fat and required nutrition labeling for menu items in chain restaurants. The ban The measure applies to Seattle and most of its suburbs despite objections from restaurant owners and food-industry officials.
Trans fats, pro...
Red 2G Food Colour to Be Banned by EU Due to Cancer Fears
The European Union is to ban the use of Red 2G food colouring in breakfast sausages and hamburgers due to concerns that it could cause cancer, the EU's executive body announced Friday.
The European Food Safety Authority has found that there is "a strong possibility that Red 2G could provok...
Sylvester Stallone Admits He Tried to Smuggle Banned Growth Hormone to Australia
Yet another star falls for banned
substances. The 60-year-old macho Sylvester Stallone admitted to possessing the growth hormone Jintropin when he was stopped at Sydney airport in February last.
Stallone was then in Australia to promote his film Rocky Balboa, but he was not in the Sydney cour...
Sylvester Stallone Regrets Smuggling Banned Substances to Australia
Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has apologized profusely for trying to smuggle human growth hormones and testosterone into Australia.
Stallone has been charged with importing banned
substances into Australia in February this year during a tour to promote his film Rocky Balboa.
25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs
Some 25 pesticides are banned
for manufacture, import and use in India. Two other pesticides and formulations are banned
for use in the country but their manufacture is allowed for export, it has been revealed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
As India grapples with this complex is...
Coal Stoves May Be Banned In 3 Himachal Towns
After Shimla, use of coal heating stoves and fireplaces are likely to be banned
from three other hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. //
Heating coal stoves and fireplaces were banned
in Shimla some eight years ago by the state government cleaning the town's air significantly in winters.
Use of Trans Fat to Be Banned in New York
Meet organized by the city board of health on 5th Dec ’05. The agenda would be to cut down the use of Trans fat in the commercially prepared foods such as cookies, pastries and// other fast food.
Thomas Frieden, the health commissioner said, 'We hope that the board of health will have signifi...
TV nutritionist Banned from Sale of Sex Aids
American TV nutritionist Gillian McKeith has been reprimanded by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory authority (MHRA) for the sale// of herbal sex aids without a license. The authority said there was a lack of evidence to show that they work.
Gillian McKeith, the star of Channel 4’s You Are...
Cancer Drug Banned in England
Cancer drug Velcade has been banned
in England because the Government’s drugs rationing watchdog, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has refused// to fund treatment, according to last night’s claims.
NICE has planned to announce next week that Velcade should not be o...
Veils Banned to Muslim medicos in Birmingham Hospital
Adding fuel to the already raging controversy in Britain, Birmingham city hospitals have banned
Muslim medicos from donning full-face veils//.
Birmingham University School of Medicine has passed this ban on wearing of a full-face veil by Muslim women in an attempt to "help to aid good communi...
Pharmaceutical Companies Banned from Giving Gifts at Stanford
Stringent new rules will soon ban gifts like coffee mugs, notepads, pens and tote bags adorned with drug company logos at the Stanford University Medical Center offices.//
The rules, expected to take effect from Oct. 1 will not allow physicians and medical students at Stanford University to accep...
Should Junk Food Ads be Banned or Not?
Health experts and academics are divided on the effects of junk-food advertising.While a social revolution that would ban all ads for junk food// can still not be expected at any time in the near future, not only because the Federal Government has made it clear a ban is out of the question and also...
Delhi Police Seized 4,400 kg of Banned Drug Mandrax
Methaqualone, popularly known as Mandrax, is a "downer" used to get relief from mental stress and anxiety. Its long-term side effects, however, have led to the banning of the// drug in most countries.
Methaqualone was introduced in the 1960s into the pharmaceutical market as non-addictive sle...
Muslims in Malaysia Banned from Using Botox
Muslims in Malaysia have been forbidden to use Botox injections, for cosmetic purposes as it contained prohibited and harmful substances. //
The National Fatwa Council issued the ban yesterday but permitted the use of the drug for treating medical conditions such as cerebral palsy on the cond...
Cancer Drug Banned In Canada
The marketing of a popular as well as a costly colorectal cancer drug, named Erbitux was banned
in Canada since the distributors can’t afford //the price it needs.
The drug got approval from ‘Health Canada’ nine months back. Since the price allotted by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board...
Diclofenac Drug Banned By MP Government Over Vulture Deaths
Upon the advice of central government, the Madhya Pradesh government banned
the use of the drug diclofenac, which is used by vets, saying that it was responsible// for 95 percent of vulture deaths in the country.
"The vultures are indispensable natural scavengers responsible for the disposal of ...
Arrest of Professor over Distribution of Banned Drug
Iranian professor, Prof. Allagholi Elahi was arrested by police in Uganda after failing to comply with the ban on the anti-Aids drug// and tuberculosis herb (Khomeini).
The professor who is also the director of Elahi International Initiatives for Development and Education (IEIIDE) is facing fou...
Bihar Banned Tobacco Chewing In State Assembly
Bihar government imposed a ban on chewing betel leaves and tobacco products inside the state assembly on Thursday. //
Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhary Thursday prohibited chewing of paan (betel leaf), gutka and khaini (tobacco products) by legislators inside the assembly.
Soft Drinks May Be Banned In Rajasthan Schools
Rajasthan is considering of imposing a ban on the sale of the soft drinks stating that it affects the health of the children badly. With hot days round the corner, there is// every possibility of children opting for the chilled drinks.
"The consumption of soft drinks has bad affects on the heal...
Abortions Banned In South Dakota
The governor of South Dakota signed a law banning abortions, which may be a challenging to the women's right to abortion and also which may trigger national debate. //
The law was essentially designed to challenge a 1973 US Supreme Court decision, known as Roe vs. Wade, that made it legal for w...
Chinese Chickens Banned In Hong Kong
On being confirmed that a 32-year-old man had died of bird flu, Hong Kong banned
the imports of live chickens and other pet birds from China. //
The man is believed to have contracted the virus in Guangzhou, a busy city in the Guangdong province bordering Hong Kong and one of the territory's...
Gigantic Effort: Smoking To Be Banned in British Telecom’s Offices and Van
British Telecom is quite a trend setter of sorts. Now, BT Offices and Vans will sport an anti-smoking message, to remind its workers // that smoking is banned
in the BT premises as well as in the company vehicles, with effect from March 26. Importantly, this move might encourage “anti-smoking” init...
Drug Makers Banned From Providing Gifts To Doctors
Time and over again, doctors have been pampered by provision of gifts, tickets to sporting events, meals and vacations by pharmaceutical companies as a part of the promotional campaign. In addition, doctors without jobs have been provided consulting jobs.//
What do they expect in favor? Nothi...
Dentist Banned From Practicing For Allowing Boyfriend to Work on Patients
LONDON - 39-year-old Mogjan Azari, a dentist who was jailed for one year in 2005, has now been struck off the register and is banned
from practicisig. Azari allowed her boyfriend Omid Amidi-Mazaheri, who was unqualified to practice //on her patients with devastating consequences.
Smoking Banned In Southeast Asian Games Venues
The Philippines health department has banned
smoking within a 50 meter radius of the venues of the 23rd Southeast Asian games.//
Health Secretary Francisco Duque said 27 medical response teams would be
deployed in all venues to enforce the ban at the biennial meet beginning
Multiple Sclerosis drug, Tysabri banned due to neurological disorders
Tysabri, which is used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has been withdrawn from market after the two patients taking the drug complained of neurological disorders. The relationship between the drug and // Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) is being researched by the scient...
Drugs Banned worldwide still available in India
A drug banned
in most parts of the world due to its side effects is still available in India,// despite reports of serious adverse events observed among several children who had been taking it in the Sub-continent.
The drug Nimesulide, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which has been repor...
Pakistan Enforces Strict Bird Flu Measures, Poultry Import Banned
Import of poultry products and live birds from Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina has been banned
by the Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce// following reports of bird flu infection in these areas. An amendment has been made in the Import Policy Order 2005 following issue of the notific...
Mexican candies with lead content banned
Department of Health Services would be banning Mexican candies with lead contents for sale in United States. Following reports of high levels of lead// in Mexican candies the Officials have banned
the sale of Mexican brand of candies with high amount of lead. It is known that there are more than 1...
Junk Food Marketing to be banned
Food4thought campaign is to be started by British Heart Foundation to encourage children’s know what food they are eating and about the contents of the food which will help them to educate about healthier foods//. The survey also showed that the children’s were ignorant about the content of the foo...
Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic
... drink containers designed for children under three. This spring, Minnesota banned
BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, as did Suffolk County in New York and the city of Chicago. Connecticut banned
BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, as well as infant formula and baby fo...
FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short
... to put mercury amalgam in children or pregnant women. Since 1998, British dentists have been told the same for pregnant women. Norway and Sweden have banned
amalgam altogether. Regrettably, this rule should have meant the end of two-tiered dentistry: mercury for the poor and choice for the rest. Instead th...
FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
...es that previously would have been treated with dental amalgam are now mostly filled with a resin composite.
Several countries have already either banned
or advised against the use of mercury fillings.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on amalgam fil...
Immucor Submits 10-Day Response to FDA; Establishes Product Surveillance and Improvement Department
...tion was based on a January 2009 inspection. The notice has a revised effective date of June 30, 2009.
The FDA has not ordered the recall or banned
the sale of any of the Company's products.
New Product Surveillance and Improvement Department Established
The Company also announced ...