Seniors' Website Publishers Ask President to Curtail FDA Seizures of Vital Medicines
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by seizures of vital doctor-prescribed prescription medicines from legitimate pharmacies in Australia and New Zealand to U.S. citizens, the publishers of three Seniors' websites today called for President Obama to order the Food and Drug Administration to...
Pre-emptive treatment helped curtail skin toxicity with panitumumab
(PHILADELPHIA) With a pre-emptive, prophylactic skin regimen, patients who receive panitumumab for treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer may be able to avoid some of the skin-associated toxicities, according to data presented at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal C...
Public Interest Groups Back Federal Court Appeal to Implement New U.S. Patent Rules; Proposed Regulations Would Curtail Abusive Behavior by Patent Applicants
WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of consumer
advocacy and public interest groups today filed legal papers supporting new
U.S. Patent Office (USPTO) rules that would curtail
abusive behavior by
patent applicants and improve patent quality. The tactics are used
China to Curtail Organ Sale
Chinese authorities have drafted new rules to dissuade erring doctors and hospitals involved in human organ trade . This move comes amidst widespread criticisms of the organs being sourced from death-row prisoners and, acts as a booster to an existing ban, which prohibits sale of human organs. ...
Cessation of blood supply to cancer cells may curtail spread, novel research
Israeli university scientists have discovered a method to cease the blood supply to cancer cells, which may result in curbing the spread of cancer//. This, if proved conclusively, will infuse a new lease of life to cancer patients.
According to the scientists, a protein, discovered while condu...
Inhospitable Response Curtail Growth Of Specialty Hospitals: United States
According to Bruce Wilson, a Milwaukee Cardiologist, and Chief of the Specialty Hospital in the United States, the Health Care System is in dire need of a shot in the arm.//Specialty Hospitals thought of as an answer to the ills of prevailing healthcare systems, was nipped in the bud, owing to vest...
Blacks Have Highest Obesity Rates in U.S.
...8, should current trends persist, he noted. "Dedicated efforts to combat obesity-related disparities should take place within a society-wide effort to curtail
this threat that is stalking us all," he said.
For more information on obesity, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine...
Camp High Harbour Response to Flu Outbreak Includes SpectraSan 24 Disinfectant
...f BioTech Medical LLC heard about the summer camp's situation and was confident that his company's newly launched product - SpectraSan 24 - would help curtail
the spread of illness.
On June 20, ten donated cases of SpectraSan 24 arrived and the camp's maintenance staff was met by the BioTech Medical repr...
Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection
... which fail to detect 20-50% of cases. From a practical standpoint, this means many patients are not subjected to proper isolation procedures that can curtail
transmission of C. difficile . A rapid, accurate CDI test will eliminate needless repetitive testing and enable us to implement appropriate treatment...
Regulation and oversight of gun sales reduces trafficking to criminals
...om criminals, our findings are consistent with other studies which found that measures intended to enhance gun seller accountability can significantly curtail
the flow of new guns to criminals," said co-author Jon Vernick, JD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research and associate professor...
Kidney Paired Donation: 16 Patients, Four Hospitals, Four States
...t for giving, Bruce was a natural to play Santa Claus, which he has done for more than 30 years until the dialysis sapped his energy and forced him to curtail
his route of delivering candy and peanuts to families across Michigan's Thumb Area.
Bruce hopes he can return as a full-strength Santa this holid...
Multiple Advantages to Boost Deployment of Wireless and Handheld Devices in Healthcare, States Frost & Sullivan
...above information, a brochure will be sent to you by e-mail.
"Owing to the financial crunch, the healthcare industry in Europe is finding ways to curtail
costs and increase the efficiency of healthcare delivery through wireless technology," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jayapradha T. E. "T...
Frost & Sullivan: Clinical and Cost Benefits to Promote Uptake of Advanced Wound Management Technologies Across Europe
...st a backdrop of efforts to reduce healthcare expenditure."
Advanced wound care products enable speedy recovery from wounds. Therefore, they help curtail
healthcare expenditure. Due to the clinical and cost benefits that they offer, demand for such advanced wound management products is increasing. The r...
Kaine Lauds President Obama's Agreement With Health Care Industry Groups to Reduce Health Care Costs
...heir commitment to achieving a sharp reduction in the nation's health care costs. Their plans to prioritize preventive care, manage chronic illnesses, curtail
unnecessary tests and procedures, standardize insurance claim forms and use electronic medical records could save the nation 1.5 percent a year, or $2...
Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat
...ming Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske. The recommendations include proposals to ensure patients' legal access to prescription medications and initiatives to curtail
abuse, such as:
Improved medical training and implementation of best practices in pain medicine.
More research and funding ...
NABP Position Paper Calls for Action Against Proliferation of Rogue Internet Drug Outlets
The current position paper, like its 2003 precursor, calls on lawmakers, regulators, and others in a position to safeguard the public health to curtail
the illegal sales of prescription medicine online. As consumer use of Internet drug outlets grows exponentially and has shifted to purchasing controll...
$64.7 Bln Needed for Population Programmes to Curb Poverty
...l 6, 2009 -- Investments of $64.7 billion are needed in 2010 for population programmes that are essential to reduce poverty , promote development and curtail
maternal death , according to a revision approved by United Nations Members at the closing session of the Commission on Population and Development (C...
New book series renews call for ban on gambling
...Destabilized Economies and Financial Systems."
Kindt says the exhaustive collection of research will aid the public and policy makers when calls to curtail
gambling spark renewed debate with the gambling industry and its powerful lobby.
"It's simply a question of whether the American public is going to...
New Study Shows That Despite Recession, Consumer 'Hold-Outs' Struggle To Have It All
...ists and Secure Spenders. While Secure Spenders typically see no reason to compromise their standard of living, Cautious Optimists are more willing to curtail
spending for what they believe will be a short-term recession.
No product category is immune to consumer cutbacks, although some are better posit...
Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act
... PAMTA would curtail
the growth of resistant bacteria on factory farms
WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one year after the Pew Commission on Ind...
EntreMed Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results
...ted development strategy and the financial resources to accomplish our current and planned operational objectives well into 2010. We will continue to curtail
all costs not associated with the development of ENMD-2076 in order to further preserve our financial resources."
In lieu of a fourth quarter and...
Virtua Health Receives Approval from NJHCFFA to Sell Tax-Exempt Bonds
...th cash reserves.
"Reports that there would be a delay in construction are unfounded," said Segin. "There is absolutely no plan to slow down or curtail
the construction project which is already ahead of schedule." The completion date is still planned for mid-2011.
Following a 10-day period, Vir...
Virtua Health Takes Next Step for Continuing Hospital Construction
...ng financial legislation as well as a current thaw in the market, and we are weighing all of our options. There is absolutely no plan to slow down or curtail
the construction project which is already ahead of schedule."
Virtua Health is a comprehensive healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ. It...
Partnership for Prevention: CDC Report Shows Compelling Need for FDA Regulation of Tobacco
...and of high school and middle school students," Husten said. "Congress must move quickly to introduce and pass legislation giving FDA the authority to curtail
advertising and promotional practices that appeal to underage youth."
The survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed ...
Study questions effectiveness of $80 million per year 'brain exercise' products industry
...e definition of cognitive training has expanded and media attention has sparked an increase in public awareness with more and more Americans trying to curtail
the effects of aging. As a result, Americans are now expected to spend $80 million this year on brain exercise products, compared to $2 million in 200...
Consumer Advocates Call on Legislature to Support Governor's Ban on Pharmaceutical Gifts to Doctors
New York State has a responsibility to both consumers and taxpayers who help fund public prescription drug programs, such as Medicaid and EPIC, to curtail
the undue influence that the pharmaceutical industry has over prescribing decisions and the quality of healthcare.
The legislation would also req...
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk
...vacations, Perlis said. There are "lots of healthy things" about them, he said.
Crane's suggestion is more strident. She advises parents to skip or curtail
waterside vacations when their children are young. "Wait until the kid is 10 or 12," she said.
When parents do take children to the beach, they sho...
'Prescription Drugs: Good Medicine - Bad Behavior;' Science Matters Program Explores the Rise in Prescription Drug Abuse Presented by the California Science Center
...e science behind addiction and treatment for this new trend. The program will examine the rapid rise of this addiction, questioning whether efforts to curtail
the distribution of other illegal drugs are one factor driving users to more easily accessible prescription drugs. Panelists will also debate what sh...
Universal Benefit Plans and Universal Dental Plan Announce Joint Outreach Initiative to Aid Massachusetts Nonprofits
...rsal Dental Plan's affordable local dental care.
Massachusetts nonprofits offering Universal Dental Plan will help their employees save money and curtail
the number of employee absences resulting from dental emergencies. According to a US Surgeon General report, 168 million work hours are lost each year...
AHP Recession Survey of Nonprofit Health Care Officials Finds Almost Half Expect Reduced Giving in 2009, Leading to Cuts in Hospital Construction and Equipment Purchases
...ion, only eight percent of hospital fundraising executives who expect to raise less money this year than in 2008 said their institutions would have to curtail
critical health care services for the poor and underinsured, according to a new survey issued today by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy ( w...
Drinking Lots of Water Can Help Keep Holiday Weight Gain at Bay : Everpure Water Filtration Products Offer Festive Ways to Stay Healthy This Season
...eting for Pentair Residential. "As an offset to the many traditional treats, drinking lots of water has proven to boost the body's metabolism and curtail
A study published in the December 2005 issue of Obesity journal found that individuals who drank an average of 6.5 cups of water...
Vaccine and drug research aimed at ticks and mosquitoes to prevent disease transmission
...he vector, or block them from becoming infected in the first place," explains Brian Foy, Ph.D., at Colorado State University. "One of our goals is to curtail
the spread of mosquito-borne diseases through strategic use of compounds, known as endectocides, to target hosts. This new strategy will make blood m...
Partnership for Safe Medicines Arms Public Against Counterfeit Drugs
...eveloped the "Principles for Drug Safety," a set of guiding principles for building a national strategy to strengthen the U.S. distribution system and curtail
the criminal counterfeit drug trade. The principles are aimed to address the urgent need for progress in the fight against counterfeit drugs, encoura...
Fido Got Run Over By a Reindeer: The 10 Vet Bills That Stole Christmas
...es are a costly reality
of pet ownership. Amid economic woes and approaching holidays, pet owners
unprepared for a pet's medical emergency may have to curtail
gifts. To put some perspective on pet care costs, VPI tracked average claim
amounts for some of 2008's most common conditions and compared...
Zimbabwean Health Workers Call For Crisis Response
...most prominent medical school and sent students away.
Diplomatic isolation and economic sanctions against the Mugabe regime have thus far failed to curtail
widespread and systematic human rights violations including willful denial of health care and obstruction of humanitarian aid as well as mass killing,...
Tumors grow faster without blood-supply promoting molecule
...y become dysfunctional in many ways as a blood vessel network."
Cellular secretions within tumors promote the invasion. The first drugs designed to curtail
cancer's blood supply targeted one of these, called VEGF for vascular endothelial growth factor. Inflammatory cells, which infiltrate many types of tu...
Stroller Strides(R) Franchises Succeed Despite Economic Climate
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans curtail
offset economic challenges, they're placing priority on their investments.
One small business that's proven to provide an invaluable servi...
U.S. Preventive Medicine Announces Nationwide Launch of The Prevention Plan
...quo;Numerous studies are reporting that employers are serious about implementing effective wellness and disease management programs that will actually curtail
runaway http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com [health care costs]. They really don’t have any other choice. The federal government is projectin...
SNM expresses serious concerns as isotope shortage looms
...examining potential solutions for creating a domestic supply of medical isotopes in the United States. Reactor outages, coupled with recent efforts to curtail
the use of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) in radioisotope production as a non-proliferation strategy and to deter terrorism, now pose a significant thr...
Medicare Modernization Act not associated with major changes in access to chemotherapy
...for chemotherapy drugs often exceeded acquisition costs because many physicians obtained the drugs at substantially discounted prices. In an effort to curtail
this overpayment and align reimbursement more closely with market prices, the MMA reduced payments for chemotherapy drugs, according to background inf...