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Consumer Reports to Parents: Think Twice About Free Prescription ADHD Drug Samples for Your Children

Consumers Could Save Roughly $3,000 A Year By Switching From Expensive Brand Name Drugs to Equally Effective Generics To Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) YONKERS, N.Y., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs report, parents ...

Nuvilex Offers Free Cinnergen Samples in Response to Spike in Consumer Interest

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, announced today that, due to a recent surge of consumer interest, it is offering free Cinnergen samples to people interested in using a whole food supplem...

Free drug samples carry risks for children

Cambridge, MA...Free prescription drug samples distributed to children may be unsafe, according to a study by physicians from Cambridge Health Alliance and Hasbro Children's Hospital. The national study, the first to look at free drug sample use among children, appears in the October 2008 issue of...

Formula Samples Hinder Breast-Feeding Efforts

Despite recommendations from various groups, many hospitals still giving them to new moms TUESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- According to a new study, the majority of East Coast hospitals report giving formula sample packs to new moms, even though most major medical organizations opp...

Free drug samples may end up costing uninsured more

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Free drug samples provided to physicians by pharmaceutical companies could actually be costing uninsured patients more in the long run, according to a study done by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues. The retrospective study looked a...

Free Drug Samples Hike Out-of-Pocket Costs

Patients who get the samples spend more on prescription drugs, study says MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who receive free drug samples from their doctors end up having significantly higher out-of-pocket costs for their prescription drugs than people who don't receive fre...

Free drug samples may burden patients' pockets

Following free drug sample receipt, patients who receive these samples have significantly higher out-of-pocket prescription costs than those who don't, according to the first study to look at the out-of-pocket cost associated with free-sample use, published in the March 24, 2008, issue of Medical ...

Most Free Drug Samples Go to Wealthy and Insured

Study undercuts notion that they're given to help the poor, some experts say,, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most free drug samples go to wealthy and insured patients, not to the poor and uninsured who may need them most, Harvard researchers report. In fact, more than four-f...

MMRF and the Broad Institute to perform whole genome sequencing of multiple myeloma samples

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) announced today a collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to systematically uncover the molecular changes underlying multiple myeloma by whole genome sequencing of individual patient tumors. The MMRF will provide both patient sample...

Forsyth launches 1-of-a-kind core service to enable rapid identification of bacterial samples

Today, The Forsyth Institute launched a new one-of-a-kind service for the research community. The Forsyth Microbial Identification Microarray Service (MIM) enables the rapid identification of bacterial species in clinical samples. The first service offering, Human Oral Microbe Identification Micr...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

The effort to find preserved samples of the 1918 influenza virus has been a pursuit of both historical and medical importance . The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most devastating single disease outbreak in modern history, and examining the virus that caused it may help prepare for, and possibly p...

BMC Rushes With Samples as Mystery Fever Rings Alarm Bell in Bombay

The civic authorities of Mumbai are keeping a watchful eye as mystery fever claims// two lives recently. The cases reported recently say that the patients were rushed to hospital with "flu with paralysis" symptoms. The civic authorities are sending the fluid samples to competent laborat...

Probe into Pascal Norris’s death finds initial samples free of anthrax germ

The initial batch of samples collected from the house of anthrax victim Pascal Norris has not tested positive for the disease, health officials report.// The results of the second batch of tests are yet to arrive, which will rest the queries about the source of infection that lent a fatal blow to P...

Orissa Suspects Chikungunya, Sends Blood Samples for Test

Orissa has sent blood samples of at least 24 people, suspected to be suffering from chikungunya, a viral fever caused by mosquitoes, to the National Institute of Virology in Pune.// "We have collected blood samples from 10 people in the coastal district of Cuttack in the last fortnight. We als...

Free Drug Samples Influence Prescribing, Say One in Three Doctors

One in three doctors agree that free drug samples influence prescribing, finds a small but representative US survey published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. // But they also think that other doctors are more likely to be influenced by incentives than they are, the data show. In March...

Orissa to Send Coke, Pepsi Samples for Testing

The Orissa government has ordered administrations of all 30 districts to collect Pepsi and Coca-Cola soft drink samples within the next three days.// The officials were Thursday asked to send the samples to the state capital Bhubaneswar, said a senior health department official. These w...

Tamil Nadu Air Samples Among The Most Polluted In The Country

Chennai,Jun 5. Air samples from Tamil Nadu are among the most polluted, a national study of 'toxic gases in ambient //air' conducted in various parts of the country has revealed. Two samples from Tamil Nadu were found to be among the three most polluted samples out of 21 air samples collecte...

Chicken Samples Test Negative For Bird Flu In Chattisgarh

Around 5,500 chicken samples collected from various poultry farms across the state of Chattisgarh have tested negative for bird flu, authorities said //. "Chhattisgasrh has not a single bird flu case as the chicken samples sent last month tested negative at the High Security Animal Disease Lab...

Vet Dies Of Suspected Bird Flu, Samples Sent To NIV

Experts fear that the death of an Akola-based 50-year-old veterinary surgeon could be due to bird flu. Samples of his organs have been sent// by the public health department to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) based at Pune to confirm the suspicion. The veterinary surgeon was deployed...

Cancer `Tumour Bank' With 7,000 Samples To Be Made Available For Research

The Canadian Tumour Repository Network is making available over 7,000 cancer tumour samples for researchers all over the world in order to help them get started. // Cancer researchers the world over are hailing this step as a major one that will go a long way in making research truly international....

First Suspected Bird Flu Case In Serbia: Samples Sent For Analysis

The first suspected case of bird flu in Serbia has been reported, much to the concern of the health officials. Domestic poultry across the Bosnian border // has been suspected of carrying the deadly H5N1 virus. One rooster and one swan near Bajina Basta, in the eastern Serbian region have bee...

Mouth wash samples to predict bone marrow transplant results

Taking a sample of the mouth rinse solution can be of help to decide how far the bone marrow// transplants are successful in patients. Oral mouth rinse of the patients of bone marrow transplant can be tested for neutrophils, which are the white blood cells that fight infection in the body. Pat...

Screening Of Blood Samples For Viruses

Routine screening of blood samples for viral RNA among organ and tissue donors who show no signs of sickness may reduce risk of disease // transmission among transplant recipients, say researchers according to a new study. Testing for the presence of blood antibodies to diseases such as HIV or hepa...

Doctor samples come under the ambit of advertisement

The supreme court of India has declared that distribution of physician's sample by pharmaceutical companies to the medical profession is in nature of advertisement expenditure falling within restrictive provisions of sub section (3A) of section 37 of Income Tax Act. The nature of the ad...

Now Fingerprints can Be Used to Detect Drugs and Diseases Instead of Blood Samples

A team from the University of East Anglia in Norwich and Kings College in London, has revealed that specific antibodies in fingerprints could soon be used to find out not only the kind of drugs that people, especially criminals, could be on, but also identify diseases. Lead researcher, Dav...

APEC Agree to Share Bird Flu Samples

APEC health ministers agreed Friday to share samples of the bird flu virus to help develop effective vaccines, setting aside disputes over who "owns" the disease. The 21-nation group wrapped up a meeting in Australia by signing a declaration committing them to share samples of the H5N1 virus, whic...

China Agrees to Share Bird Flu Samples

China has agreed to share human bird flu samples, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, following complaints that its reluctance //to send the samples could frustrate global efforts to fight the virus. China last shared human samples of the H5N1 virus with WHO collaborating laboratorie...

Veterinary Pathologist in the Indian Biosecurity Labs Work under Pressure to Efficiently Handle Bird Flu Samples

In India the only laboratory equipped to handle the avian influenza H5N1 virus is receiving samples from across the country. Tiny vials of chicken blood and poultry tissue arrive each week, packed in ice boxes. // These samples are sent by the farmers from places that experience unusual chicken dea...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...;P group extra money to manipulate patients' blood samples so the lab results would appear to support the fra...cian's assistant, Luz Borrego, testified how those samples were manipulated, and Borrego also stated that she... she was paid extra by Marrero to manipulate blood samples to justify the false claims. Marrero testified tha...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...hers tested three commercially available rapid influenza diagnostic tests that can identify influenza A or B antigens in about 15 minutes. Respiratory samples were used from 65 people known to have swine flu or seasonal flu. The tests were able to detect the H1N1 swine flu only when a high percentage of t...

GenVault's GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

...ience at the University of Missouri-Columbia. "GenSolve(TM) serves to enable highly efficient recovery of DNA from very precious neonatal blood samples that are available in limited supply and archived for long periods in a dry state. Of major significance is the fact that DNA recovered by GenSolve(TM...

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

... data from research participants, the scientists plan to collect biological samples to determine whether the intervention can lead to lower levels of stress ho... members of the non-intervention group. The researchers also took saliva samples to test for the presence of cortisol, a stress hormone, but found no signif...

VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

... the antiviral activity of VivaGel(R) (SPL7013 Gel) in cervicovaginal fluid samples (CVS) taken from healthy women immediately, then at 1, 3, 12 and 24 hours after separate vaginal doses of the product. These samples were tested for their ability to prevent HIV and genital herpes (HSV-2) inf...

New microchip technology performs 1,000 chemical reactions at once

...ne. Next steps for the team include exploring the use of this microchip technology for other screening reactions in which chemicals and material samples are in limited supply for example, with a class of protein enzymes called kinases, which play critical roles in the malignant transformation of cance...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...hree genes for their methyl groups, the team examined a total of 570 sputum samples of both lung cancer and healthy patients. Researchers found that when evaluating the samples with cytological examination at the microscope, a classification of "suspic...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

...efitinib with chemotherapy as first-line therapy and analyzed the treatment efficacy by EGFR mutation status. Of 1,217 enrolled patients in IPASS, 437 samples were available to assess for EGFR mutation, and 261 were found to be EGFR mutation-positive. The study assessed the clinical outcomes of objective res...

Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...f complicated and time-intensive steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and detection, which enable the analysis of complex biological samples in its proprietary test cartridges. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where rapid molec...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...a have developed a test which is able to identify 37 different cell contaminations in a single run. The researchers have tested the system in over 700 samples from different research labs and have now published their results. The method called "Multiplex cell Contamination Test" (McCT) detects not only w...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

...vere OA in a 15-year follow-up period. Subjects underwent a baseline exam in 1990 and followup exams were performed every five years until 2005. Blood samples were analyzed for VCAM-1, a sialoglycoprotein (a combination sugar and protein) expressed on cells in the cartilage and connective tissue. The resu...

Multiple Myeloma Genome Unlocked

... to develop new therapies. The analysis of DNA from more than 50 patient samples was conducted as part of the Multiple Myeloma Genomics Initiative. Overall, more than 250 patient samples have been collected and additional multiple myeloma genomes are being seque...
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