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Off-label and Untested Use of Drug-coated Stents Appears Widespread

The off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents in the treatment of coronary artery blockage is common in U.S. practice, and ischemic complication rates are higher among patients receiving drug-coated stents for off-label indications, according to two studies in the May 9 issue of JAMA. ...

Scientists In UK Issue A Caution Over Untested Stem Cell Treatments

Experts from Britain have warned the patients to be wary of the so-called stem cell wonder cures that are being offered abroad as most have not been properly tested.// The health experts had yesterday in a letter to the Times, praised UK for establishing herself as a world leader in stem cell...

Babies Are Treated With Untested Drugs

A House of Lords committee report has revealed that about 90% of the medicines used for treating new born babies have not actually been tested on children. Drugs like thyrozine, // morphine, and certain anti-epileptic drugs are being prescribed to children in spite of them not being licensed for th...

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces First 'Request For Bids' for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program 'Concept Awards'

...bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) "Concept Awards" are research proposals that will support the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to lung cancer. They are not intended to support a logical progression of an already established ...

IHPA Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign for Hurricane Protection

...hurricane protection feet to the fire to insist that consumers are getting proper protection." Agreeing that, "it may be possible that an unapproved, untested product may work to some extent," but Johnston warned, "the bigger worry is that the product being installed on the consumer's home was tested and fai...

New global subsidy for malaria medicines must ensure quality of care

...stic tests (RDTs). The authors demonstrate how generic competition has reduced the price of antimalarials over time. "The AMFm is an innovative but untested global initiative with the potential for both positive and unintended consequences for health," say the authors. "Keeping the focus on quality carethr...

Ohio Supreme Court Supports Regulation of Dangerous Abortion Drug

...hat Planned Parenthood readily admits to routinely disregarding the FDA-approved protocol and actually argued it was entitled to dispense RU-486 in an untested and dangerous manner is appalling. It is further confirmation that Planned Parenthood is not the protector of women's health and welfare it holds its...

Ohio Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to Planned Parenthood in Upholding Regulation of 'Abortion Pill'

...hat Planned Parenthood readily admits to routinely disregarding the FDA-approved protocol and actually argued it was entitled to dispense RU-486 in an untested and dangerous manner is appalling. It is further confirmation that Planned Parenthood is not the protector of women's health and welfare it holds its...

New Book Highlights Human Cost of FDA's Failure to Investigate Medical Devices

...hether the shock machine should be investigated for safety, and includes first-person accounts from patients who were, Andre says, "guinea pigs for an untested device." These patients formed their own organization to petition the FDA for brain-scan studies and for a consent form informing potential ECT ...

Joint Statement from AHCA, NCAL, and the Alliance on the Obama Administration's FY 2010 Budget

...patients, and more accountable to taxpayers. Second, the inclusion of Medicare "post-acute bundling" in the FY 2010 budget represents a sweeping, untested policy alteration that could lead to unintended, negative consequences for elderly beneficiaries, front line care staff, and the entire post-acute and...
Untested in Biological News

Mothers give interloper's offspring a head start in life

...ract such as closer to the site of fertilization. "The differential success of sperm from different males is a fascinating possibility but remains untested in wild birds." While the study suggests that the superior performance of extra-pair chicks has more to do with good fortune than good genes, the t...

Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas in Bioethics

... we can identify some common moral ground, he postulates that argument based on agreed norms can break the deadlock created by over-hyped language and untested dogma. What is needed, he argues, is 'a well-reasoned, pragmatic approach to controversies in bioethics that avoids reliance on taboos, myths and dog...

Methylmercury warning

... approach would involve strict regulation of suspected developmental neurotoxicants and prudent counseling of expectant mothers regarding exposures to untested substances," the researchers conclude. ...

Profound immune system discovery opens door to halting destruction of lupus

...e said. Winning Strategy Dr. Lemke is one of 85 recipients of $300,000, 3-year grants given by the LRI since 2000 to explore brilliant but untested novel hypotheses as to why and how lupus occurs, and what can be done to prevent and stop the illness. Founded by families and shaped by scientis...

Lupus Research Institute strategy delivers $30 million in national funding

...ar large-scale awards. The Institute supports scientists from wide-ranging specialties who might otherwise not receive funds for their innovative and untested hypotheses in lupus. In a brief time, LRI scientists have made breakthrough discoveries in such diverse fields as genetics, molecular science, ca...

Using green chemistry to deliver cutting-edge drugs

...sed have already been approved separately, the process is likely to be available for patients sooner than might otherwise be expected with an entirely untested process. As well as new methods of drug delivery, the use of supercritical fluids offers cleaner, residue-free processes that can be harnessed to ...

Soft drinks alone do not affect children's weight

..., including both diet and lifestyle. The solution to obesity is also unlikely to be as simple as reducing individual food or drink products. Various untested prevention strategies have been put forward, including restricting television watching, fast foods and portion sizes. Further studies should test the...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...ts around the world can quickly access and use to understand the immune response to a variety of epitopes, or methodically predict responses to as-yet untested targets," says Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., who heads the Vaccine Discovery division at LIAI and is the lead investigator on the project. For the cur...

Winning by a neck -- Giraffes avoid competing with shorter browsers

...al experimental evidence that the long neck of the giraffe might have evolved as a consequence of competition, which provides support for a previously untested textbook example of natural selection," says Elissa Cameron (University of Pretoria), who coauthored the study with Johan du Toit (University of Preto...

Researchers test new way to quit smoking

...e brain nicotine receptors. Individuals might lose some of their desire for cigarettes before trying to completely give them up. "These are largely untested ideas. The aim of our research is to discover if there is a measurable difference in quitting success rates between the two groups in our trial," said...
Untested in Biological Technology

Comedy 'Horror In The Wind' Banned In New Mexico

... Sex." Religious fanatic Robertson steals an untested sex suppression formula and spreads it throughout the world. To everyone's shock, the untested Formula 4708 does not suppress sex drive but chang...nario in which religious fanatics get a hold of an untested formula." According to Weber, "The ...

The World Economic Forum Announces Technology Pioneers 2008: Mondobiotech Selected

... The company must have a product on the market or have proven practical applications of the technology. Companies in "stealth" mode and companies with untested ideas or models will not qualify. 5) Leadership. The company must have visionary leadership that plays a critical role in driving the company toward...

Angel Investing in Wisconsin

...works. These networks typically serve individual communities and regions around the state. These angel networks serve as the farm system for nurturing untested deals within Wisconsins emerging entrepreneurial economy. Angel investors are often wealthy entrepreneurs who have started companies themselves an...

42 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago

... the author is a member of the board of IBIO and the America-Israeli Chamber of Commerce). All of this is great but can Chicago and the Midwest, an untested biotech cluster for this kind of super event, deliver the goods and beat the record attendance and other parameters of a successful meeting that Phila...

Setting up a kinase profiler with IMAP

... Note to Table 1: Many Molecular Devices inventory substrates are also available labeled with 5TAMRA. Those listed as untested were indeed previously so, but are now validated IMAP targets (during the course of this work; see text for details). The kinases ...
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