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WOMEN - Federal Judge Strikes Restriction of the Morning-After Pill (updated with video)

"Judge strikes restrictions on 'morning-after' pill" by Jessica Dye, Reuters 4/5/2013 A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 8, 2013

WOMEN - Federal Judge Strikes Restriction of the Morning-After Pill

"Judge strikes restrictions on 'morning-after' pill" by Jessica Dye, Reuters 4/5/2013 A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 5, 2013

Silence = Death. Time is running out...

Over the past three decades people with CFS/ME have been thoroughly ignored. Worse than that, we have been blacklisted. Academics who want to study the illness have been ousted from their positions. Physicians have been forbidden to treat us. What fe...
by Onward Through the Fog on Apr 2, 2013

Bad Pharma – Can we trust drug companies to provide accurate information about their products? Part III

We have a problem with the way drug companies do business. Dr. Ben Goldacre regularly criticizes the misbehavior and nonsensical claims of alternative medicine and other bad science at his blog "Bad Science" and in his book "Bad Science." He included...
by Rogue Medic on Mar 2, 2013

FDA approves Stivarga for GIST

Familiar with GIST? gastrointestinal stromal tumors GIST Today, the FDA announced the approval of Stivarga (regorafenib) to treat patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that cannot be surgically removed and no longer respond t...

FDA's Mobile Data Collection System Better Detects Tainted Eggs

“This new technology helped us better trend the data from inspections and also helped us better conduct more efficient inspections,” Cassens said. The Egg Pad program also contributed to standardizing the process of … Continued here:   FD...
by Latest Tech and Science News on Jan 28, 2013

Can we trust drug companies to provide accurate information about their products? Part II

Unfortunately, the drug companies can "just make $#!+ up to sell their drug." Even with drugs used as approved by the FDA. Look at Genentech’s r-tPA (recombinant tissue Plasminogen Activator) – alteplase (Activase®).
by Rogue Medic on Jan 28, 2013

FDA warns of liver injury risk associated with hyponatremia drug

The FDA today issued a warning regarding the potential for hyponatremia treatment Samsca to cause liver injury. “The ability to recover from liver injury may be impaired in patients with hyponatremia in the setting of underlying liver disease, incl...
by HCV New Drug Research on Jan 26, 2013

Lista vacuna española contra el Alzheimer

En una buena noticia se ha dado a conocer que científicos españoles dirigidos por el doctor Ramón Cacabelos han desarrollado la primer vacuna contra el alzheimer que es capaz de prevenir la enfermedad y revertir sus manifestaciones, la vacuna cono...
by Sitios Total on Jan 22, 2013

Suspect arrested in UPS package theft

(Reuters) – Apollo Group Inc , which owns the biggest U.S. for-profit college, reported lower student sign-ups for the third straight quarter and cut its operating profit forecast for 2013. Apollo, which runs the University of Phoenix, now expe...

Managing Product and Environmental Microorganisms

21 CFR Part 820.70 states, “Where environmental conditions could reasonably be expected to have an adverse effect on product quality, the manufacturer shall establish and maintain procedures to adequately control these environmental conditions.”...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jan 6, 2013

Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel recalled

Matrixx Initiatives notified the public of a recall of one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel. Burkholderia cepacia was found in a single sample of the product taken from the affected lot. The problem was detected during a routine revie...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 19, 2012

HEALTH - Contaminated Steroid Scandal Toll

"In One Family's Tragic Meningitis Story, Support for More Policing of Pharmacies" PBS Newshour 11/14/2012 Excerpt GWEN IFILL (Newshour): Finally tonight: the toll of the meningitis outbreak; 32 people have died so far, and more than 400 others ha...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 15, 2012

As China's Diet Grows, So Do Concerns Over Safety, Sustainability

Food for 9 Billion | Center for Investigative Reporting »Food for 9 Billion is a yearlong look at the challenge of feeding the world at a time of social and environmental change.
by Henry Sullivan on Nov 14, 2012

FDA Approvals: Avanafil for Erectile Dysfunction

News Author: Robert Lowes CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MD Clinical Context Avanafil is the fifth branded oral drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Like tadalafil, vardenafil, and sildenafil, avanafi...
by Best Blog About Men's Health on Oct 30, 2012

Rampant Ignorance and Irresponsibility In Nutrition

Let’s say you were invited to a random party. You show up, you don’t know anyone, and you see a bunch of people smoking something in the corner. It doesn’t even look like a joint and you can’t identify it … Continue read...
by jaredsurnamer.com on Sep 27, 2012

Rampant Ignorance and Irresponsibility In Nutrition

Let’s say you were invited to a random party. You show up, you don’t know anyone, and you see a bunch of people smoking something in the corner. It doesn’t even look like a joint and you can’t identify it … Continue read...
by jaredsurnamer.com on Sep 27, 2012

Rampant Ignorance and Irresponsibility In Nutrition

Let’s say you were invited to a random party. You show up, you don’t know anyone, and you see a bunch of people smoking something in the corner. It doesn’t even look like a joint and you can’t identify it … Continue read...
by jaredsurnamer.com on Sep 27, 2012

Tips for packing with an Infant

Panama City Beach here we come! Yes there are TWO WEEKS until our vacation so (since I am doing my own bit of packing) I thought I would share my advice and experience for packing with a small child/infant. There are SO many things you need when you...
by Nanny to Mommy on Sep 9, 2012


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