Tag: "consumers" at medical news
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...ina lacks an adequate array of laws to ensure that consumers
are fully protected. Silberman directed th...t received D-minuses for both how much consumers
participate in HMO governance and how consumers
can get information about HMOs. Information ...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...mages designed to produce roadblocks thatoverwhelm consumers
and invoke frustration, said the study. The goal is topersuade patients to give up on formal inquiry. One employee said, "I'm supposedto take steps to prevent patients from going up the ladder with complaints. I'mnot allowed to give out administrator...
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
...k, seizures, and even death."Olson emphasized that consumers
need to be aware that dietary supplementproducts are considered neither food nor drugs from a legal standpoint. "Therefore, they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are solely responsible for product quality, and toxi...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
...new logic of medicine to function as providers and consumers
of care, assub-systems in a medico-economic system," says Dirsmith of Penn State EDITORS: Dr. Dirsmith is at (814) 865-3904 or email@example.com by email; Dr. Samuelis at (814) 867-1638 or firstname.lastname@example.org by email....
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...s Desk Reference and on package inserts that reach consumers
isnegotiated between the manufacturer and the FDA."When the labels for phentermineand Sudafed were negotiated, their MAO inhibitory activity was not known orappreciated or considered to beimportant. And apparently there was no requirement for phente...
6,000 Pharmaceutical Scientists Convene November 15-19 In San Francisco
...he FDA does not yet monitor "dietary supplements," consumers
need to be aware of the dangers of natural drugs. No More Needles for Insulin Dependent Diabetes Sufferers? -- Millions of diabetes sufferers must receive daily insulin injections to av...
Future Workers Will Receive MSAs
... of MSAs is that, unlike health insurance,whatever consumers
don't spend can go directly into their retirement ...ce coverage. This system, however, wouldnot allow consumers
to save unspent amounts, and employees would have less of anincentive to economize in their use of m...
World's Premier Pharmaceutical Scientists Share Latest R&D Findings
...he FDA does not yet monitor "dietary supplements," consumers
need to be aware of the dangers of natural drugs. No More Needles for Insulin Dependent Diabetes Sufferers? -- Millions of diabetes sufferers must receive daily insulin injections to avoid serious, often deadly complications. But there's hope: A ...
Want To Eat Less Fat? Resolve To Read Food Labels
...utrients. "Percent daily value was supposed tohelp consumers
select diets consistent with the Dietary Guidelines forAmericans," Kristal says. "But we found that people just don't understand thepercent daily value, so they don't use it. We clearly need to educate consumersabout the interpretation and use of the...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories
...ealthcare facilityin the Los Angeles service area, consumers
responding to the most recent MarketGuide study al...lthcare facility in thegreater Los Angeles region, consumers
responding to the most recent HealthcareMarket Guide study also placed Cedars-Sinai first in six key...
Sexually Oriented Internet Sites Are Popular And Non-Problematic For Most People, But Pose Risks For Some
.... According to the study, men are the largest consumers
of sexually explicitmaterial on the Internet. Male respondents (86%) outnumbered female respondents(14%) by a ratio of 6:1. Women, however, favor the use of chat rooms, whichoffer more interaction and the development of relationships (49% females t...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
... of misinformation circulating. So it isimportant consumers
researching this subject have accurate information," Lanesays. A common definition of osteoporosis is a disease in which a person losesbone, which can be a confusing explanation if a person doesn't know the biologyof bone formation, she notes. ...
Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds
...for a council of health professionals, health care consumers
andindustry officials is a step in the right direction, Anderson says. Such a groupwould examine and monitor the effectiveness of current federal blood policies. Anderson's future research plans include exploring ways to include paidplasma do...
UNC-CH nutrition expert says nation should regulate some diet supplements
CHAPEL HILL - In 1996, U.S. consumers
spent more than $6.5 billion ondietary supplements - ingredients extracted from foods, herbs and plants thatare ingested for their possible health benefits. By last year, the market had almost doubled to $12 billion and isprojected to incr...
Patients taking high blood pressure medication benefit from frequent dental care
...said Caton. "Today'shealth- and esthetic-conscious consumers
are looking for treatments andmedications to proactively protect their bodies and appearance with few or noside effects. Patients can help accomplish this goal by always informing theirhealth care providers of any changes in overall health or medicat...
Study finds problems with buying drugs on the Internet
...om an illegitimate foreign company.The FDA advises consumers
interested in buying drugs online to check with th...met state practice standards. The FDA also advises consumers
not to buydrugs from Internet sites that: offer to prescribe a drug for the first time based sole...
Issues surrounding genetic medicine and the Jewish population to be explored at conference
...ed tohow this knowledge may be used by health care consumers
and the community atlarge. "Over the last few years, we've seen much progress in the field of geneticresearch and prevention," said David L. Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D, Chair, Department ofPediatrics, and Director, Medical Genetics-Birth Defects Center, Ceda...
Managed care plans not always better for preventive medicine, says UCSF study
... care plans now available, Phillips recommendsthat consumers
try to understand how their plan works and whether it is likelyto give them the services they need. One way to assess health plans is to lookat health plan "report cards", such as those published by the NationalCommittee for Quality Assurance, she s...
Eastman gives Clemson University $38 million fiber technology
...is technology for their own research. Ultimately, consumers
will benefit as the technology moves from Eastman1s lab through our labs to the marketplace." "Once we decided this technology was not strategic to our current long-term business plans, we wanted to make it available for further research and eventua...
Expert calls for common sense, science in national response to medicinal herbs
...re field" today. "There is absolutely no way that consumers
can be assured that what is on the label is actually in the package, other than the reputation of the producer," Tyler said. "Unfortunately, the name of the original producer is often not identified on the label by the marketer." Another problem is ...
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