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Policy experts urge scrutiny of senior tax breaks

The latest installment of Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR) examines the wide-ranging tax provisions that affect older taxpayers. These include deductions, exemptions, deferrals, and circuit breakers, most of which benefit older adults. This subject matter has particular relevance as Preside...

Study Calls for Greater Scrutiny of 'Off-Label' Drug Use

Doctors often prescribe medicines for conditions that haven't been studied thoroughly MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- It's called "off-label" prescribing, and it's the common practice of doctors prescribing a drug to treat a disease or condition that's different from the one studie...

Close Scrutiny Needed as First Stem Cell Grants Offered to For-Profit Companies, Consumers Say

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's stem cell agency is inviting for-profit companies to apply for research grants for the first time, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) noted today and the non-partisan, non-profit consumer advocacy organiz...

HIDA Calls for Scrutiny of Group Purchasing Organization Distributor Fee Structure

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) announces the release of a position paper that examines the structure by which administrative fees charged by group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are paid by acute care medical products di...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- A high-level U.S. government decision in 1976 to vaccinate 43 million people against swine flu backfired -- badly. Not only did the dreaded outbreak never materialize (illnes...

New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again

An analysis published in this weeks BMJ is set to re-open the debate over sudden unexpected infant death (cot death). The Lancet recently published a study on repeat infant deaths in 46 families, which suggested that almost 90% of second deaths in the same family are natural. Thes...

Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch under Scrutiny

Fentanyl skin patches (brand name Duragesic) a potent narcotic medication for pain management// is under FDA scrutiny after reports of deaths in patients using the patch were reported. The FDA says it is conducting an investigation into the deaths associated with these patches as it is unclear if t...

Use of Nanoparticles in Sunscreen under Scrutiny

Nanotechnology is the use of particles which are very small. They are submicroscopic particles which are thought to pose a health hazard. // The petition was raised by environmental groups which asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen its regulation of sunscreens that contain nan...

Bausch & Lomb Facility under Scrutiny

Bausch & Lomb is one of the leading company which manufactures contact lens solution. But recently it was found that it caused serious eye infections in some users. // After this report the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started to inspect Bausch & Lomb facilities. There was extensive microbi...

Immigration Attorneys Make Immigration Law & Employment Visas Easier for Foreign Workers, U.S. Employers, Corporations and Corporate Counsel

...and new federal mandates. The current immigration climate places increased scrutiny on employers and employment visa requirements. Employers need to become awa...and new federal mandates. The current immigration climate places increased scrutiny on employers. Employers need to become aware of how these challenges affect...

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Scrutiny in Medical Technology

Research: Popular Diabetes Medications Associated with Increase in Bone Fractures

...ople with diabetes associated with two widely used drug classes; while another study shed new light on a different class of drugs that faced increased scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Researchers from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) today released the results of a numb...

Malaria Vaccine Developer, Sanaria Inc., Receives 2009 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Early-Stage Vaccine Biotech

...er and CEO. Sanaria's candidate malaria vaccine is composed of live, attenuated parasites. This unique formulation, having satisfied rigorous FDA scrutiny for safety, sterility, purity, potency, and reproducibility of manufacturing, is now undergoing clinical testing in volunteers for safety and efficacy...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Submits Acetavance New Drug Application for the Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever

...ram, and the risk that regulatory approval may be delayed if their performance is found to have been substandard; risks associated with FDA heightened scrutiny over the new drug approval process and the potential for accidental and intentional overdoses of acetaminophen, primarily in the outpatient setting; i...

DURECT Reports Positive Phase IIb Data from TRANSDU(TM)-Sufentanil Clinical Program

...certainty and costs associated with the development and commercialization of certain opioid drug products such as TRANSDUR-Sufentanil due to increased scrutiny and possible new regulations relating to risk evaluation and mitigation of these drugs, our difficulty or failure to obtain approvals from regulatory ...

Why Wait for an Anti-Aging Drug? Researchers Interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES Discover Longevinex(R) Nutriceutical Matrix Activates 9-Fold More Longevity Genes than Plain Resveratrol

... efficacious. The idea of a mega-Sirtuin1 gene activator (1000-fold gene booster), such as proposed by a pharmaceutical company, requires greater scrutiny because an engineered molecule that has never been used in humans is being employed and its safety profile is unknown, and because early animal studie...

MicroPhage Successfully Completes Beta Trial for Rapid MRSA Test

...cificity," said Smith. "We are confident the final manufactured product will be robust and meet the demands of the clinical laboratory market and the scrutiny of the FDA." He added that the system is expected to be available to US hospitals later this year. The field trials confirm previous performan...

ABC News NIGHTLINE Features HIFU with Sonablate(R) 500 as Non Invasive Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

...izes that, as the segment mentions, not all physicians are advocates of new prostate cancer therapies, "We understand that there is a very high bar of scrutiny for new prostate cancer treatment modalities, as there should be," Puckett said. "We highly encourage physicians to evaluate the technology for themse...

PharmAthene's Recombinant Butyrylcholinesterase (rBChE) May Play A Neuroprotective Role in Alzheimer's Disease

...ainst amyloid toxicity. In view of the empirical evidence gathered to date, the role of rBChE in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease merits closer scrutiny and understanding." Recent in vitro data have demonstrated that rBChE effectively blocked the formation of amyloid fibrils, precursors to plaque for...
Scrutiny in Biological News

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

This week's BMJ investigates a bitter row over a scientific paper that is putting Korea's scientific community under scrutiny once again. The dispute has pitted a young Korean doctor, Jeong Hwan Kim, against Kwang Yul Cha, a fertility specialist and one of the most powerful players in the country...

Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

...d 2005 could have been illegal due to incomplete and inaccurate declarations made on the documentation required under CITES. "There must be greater scrutiny of the live elephant trade if enforcement efforts are to have any impact at all," said Chris R. Shepherd, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia's Acting Director. ...

Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

...national , says she wants her colleagues following prostate cancer patients with Agent Orange exposure to know those patients may need more meticulous scrutiny and so-called salvage therapy quickly if their prostate cancer returns. "Not only are their recurrence rates higher but their cancers are coming back ...

Director of Berman Institute comments on FDA Approval of first human embryonic stem cell trial

... to focus as well on this being the first human trial of its kind. Any "first in human beings" medical experiment requires the highest level of moral scrutiny and oversight. At this point it is critical that every effort be made to protect the welfare and rights of the patients who will be approached to be ...

When particles are so small that they seep right through skin

...tronics, food containers, sunscreens, and a variety of applications can breech our most personal protective barrier: The skin. The particles under scrutiny by Lisa DeLouise, Ph.D., are almost unfathomably tiny. The particles are less than one five-thousandth the width of a human hair. If the width of that...

Commercial aquatic plants offer cost-effective method for treating wastewater

...nd water. The presence of nutrients in runoff and concerns of their impact on surface and groundwater quality has undergone increasing interest and scrutiny from the public, environmental groups, governmental agencies, and elected officials. Since its enactment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EP...

Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents

...Antipsychotics have shown efficacy in various paediatric mental disorders, but the use of these medications in children and adolescents merits careful scrutiny as this is a vulnerable population that has more side effects than adults. Cardiovascular safety Antipsychotic medications are among the most ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 28, 2008

... including baby bottles and beverage bottles, BPA has come under increasing scrutiny by Congress, regulators in the U.S. and abroad, the news media, and other g...ICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, June 2, 2008 Bisphenol A under scrutiny This story will be available on June 2 at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/gove...

New study links fate of personal care products to environmental pollution and human health concerns

...ng demand and the rapid adoption of anti-bacterial soaps and cleaning agents. But the active ingredients of those antiseptic soaps now have come under scrutiny by the EPA and FDA, due to both environmental and human health concerns. Two closely related antimicrobials, triclosan and triclocarban, are at t...

New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love

...ternet and up pops a lot of dive sites carrying news of the find. "I don't think it will turn out that there are a lot of these animals but all that scrutiny will help us find out for sure," Shorten says. For example, 35 years ago nobody realized pygmy seahorses existed but once they were discovered and p...
Scrutiny in Biological Technology

'Crisis Management' PR Firm's Advice to Stem Cell Agency Laundered Through Law Firm to Avoid Scrutiny

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Documents detailing the California stem cell institute's involvement with a well-known "crisis management" public relations firm reveal an agency leadership worried about the state agency's image and committed to keeping PR advice secret...

Thomson Reuters Partners With Sagient Research

..., including downloadable Excel models that allow customers to tailor with their own assumptions. "With increasing licensing activity and more scrutiny on drug development, our customers need to assess sales potential of new drugs more often than ever before," said Jon Brett-Harris, EVP of Life Scienc...

Global Prescription Drugs Market to Cross $897 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

..., and subsequent entry of generics that are priced lower, increasing pressure to contain costs, along with increased healthcare legislation and safety scrutiny are slowing down growth in major markets. On the other hand, improved access to innovative and generic medicines, as a result of growth and geographic...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... or clinical studies, which would delay the approval of the NDA for Acetavance, increase costs and adversely affect the company's business; heightened scrutiny by the FDA in the process of approving new drugs could delay or limit the company's ability to obtain regulatory approval for Acetavance; Cadence may ...

CryoLife Reports Record First Quarter Revenues of $26.7 Million

...n the future cause injury to patients, and we have been and may be exposed to tissue processing and product liability claims and additional regulatory scrutiny as a result, the possibility that the FDA could impose additional restrictions on the Company's operations, issue a 483, or warning letter, or require...

Eklin Medical Systems to Showcase RapidStudy(TM) CDx Digital Radiography Systems at CVC East

...rocessing tools, giving the doctor much greater depth of information that can be digitally enhanced for viewing far better detail, resulting in closer scrutiny of potential areas of concern. Now, Eklin offers either flat panel or CCD (Charge Couple Device) DR solutions plus on-site and remote PACS, all based ...

Neptune Technologies to expect Record Revenues; Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter and Year-End Results

...es during fiscal year 2009: NOVEL FOOD and PARNUTS approval granted for NKO(R) NKO(R) has successfully passed rigorous regulatory review and scrutiny by all member states of the European Union (EU), which provided a positive opinion for NKO(R) as a NOVEL FOOD and PARNUTS allowing its commercializati...

Sentrx Exits 2008 with Strong Growth

... Chief Executive Officer of Sentrx, "but I am most proud of our consistent record of compliance. As our client base grows, so does the level of scrutiny our people, processes and technology undergo. The regulatory audit results combined with our financial results demonstrate that Sentrx is the drug sa...

Gilead to Topple GSK as the Top Player in the Anti-Infectives Drug Market in 2014

...reasingly stringent, yet ill-defined, approval standards make it difficult for companies to bring hospital antibiotics to market. The FDA's heightened scrutiny of hospital antibiotics has resulted in extended review periods, cancelled advisory meetings, postponed PDUFA dates and the issuance of multiple conse...

Investment and Growth in US Medical Technology Industry Continues Despite Challenging Public Markets

... in rethinking traditional elements of the medtech business model and in demonstrating the true value of their products in an environment of increased scrutiny and regulation." About Ernst & Young's Global Biotechnology Center Today's rapidly changing biotechnology and medical technology industries are de...
Scrutiny in Biological Definition

Cloning

... biological sense, as it creates genetically identical organisms by biological means, but this particular kind of cloning has not come under ethical scrutiny and is generally treated as an entirely different kind of operation. Therapeutic cloning is the procedure for creating stem cells genetically comp...
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