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Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...on's," Martin said. Although NEPS are consistently rejected by politicians and platforms of both major political parties, Martin said some lawmakers are starting to consider changes in policy as they learn more about studies confirming that NEPs can save lives and money without increasing drug abuse. Last ye...

Government wasting your taxpayer money on ineffective drug cure

... is minimal. Even with this minimal criteria, CMS rejected 97% of the claims submitted in the first six months following national coverage of L-carnitine. Based on recommended doses of L-carnitine, the cost per treatment for an average person would be $52. At doses three times a week, the government would b...

Failure to count Iraqi casualties is irresponsible, say experts

...ths since the 2003 invasion, but the UK government rejected this survey as unreliable. The experts call for a large, scientifically independent study to "remove uncertainties that remain," but both the British and American governments contend that they have no legal responsibility to count civilian casualtie...

NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical

...vant genes for diseases." Initially, the FDA rejected its use to treat heart disease because of its ineffectiveness among the general population. However, the company began testing BiDil exclusively on blacks with FDA approvalafter theorizing that the drug's effect on nitric-oxide deficiency, which is m...

Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

...nts whose wrists were randomly assigned to surgery rejected the treatment (11 wrists) than did those whose wrists were assigned to injection (1 wrist). "This finding coincides with our daily clinical practice," Dr. Ly-Pen observes, "in which patients usually prefer conservative therapies." Surgery may still...

Screening for genital herpes should be targeted

...d generally not be screened for HSV-2. The authors rejected universal screening of pregnant women for HSV-2 because there was little evidence that the test results would lead to safe and effective prevention of disease transmission to newborns. Most women who have had genital herpes for three months or longer...

GMC is right to appeal over life prolonging treatment

... for all legally incompetent patients who have not rejected them in advance. "If it is not overturned, the ruling will delight vitalists, he says. "The rest of us patients, doctors, and society in general should be appalled by it. We should hope that the appeal court overturns the judgement," he concludes....

Transplant of pig tissue may reduce stroke size and damage

...ansplant these cells into a patient, they won't be rejected and the patient won't show any detrimental side effects," Dr. Borlongan says, estimating that such studies are likely two years away....

OTC statins: A bad decision for public health

...ins (pravastatin 10 mg and lovastatin 10 mg) being rejected in 2000 because of insufficient evidence that either drug could be used safely and effectively in an OTC setting'. Financial reasons are suggested as the driver behind the decision: 'In the absence of evidence of the overall mortality benefits of OT...

Tissue involved in brain development may offer new approach to stroke treatment

...ansplant these cells into a patient, they won't be rejected and the patient won't show any detrimental side effects," Dr. Borlongan says, estimating that such studies are at least a year away. Still, despite the challenges ahead, he is excited about a therapy that augments the apparently natural healing respo...

Database on blood and marrow stem cell transplants now available online

...blood and marrow stem cells from one person may be rejected when transplanted into a recipient who does not closely match the donor's MHC type. The database allows scientists and physicians to search for information in a variety of ways. For example, a doctor can look for the results of transplants involving ...

Medically supervised injecting centres should be piloted in the UK

...s Select Committee. Home Secretary David Blunkett rejected this advice however a decision which should now be reconsidered say the article's authors, as fresh evidence has emerged from an Australian pilot study regarding the effectiveness of such initiatives. Medically supervised injecting centres allow dr...

'Science' showcases research on forgetting

...ippocampal activity led the subjects to forget the rejected experiences. Anderson relates the ability to control memory to the ability to control our physical actions, like the time he knocked a plant off his windowsill at home. "As I saw the plant falling off the sill out of the corner of my eye, I reflexive...

Drug company fees for FDA reviews havent accelerated approvals, study finds

...g approval times and FDA staffing levels, but also rejected drugs, and characteristics of both the drugs and the companies that make them. The authors used three separate models to evaluate how approval times were changing before PDUFA took effect, to look for any shift in approval times after PDUFA, and to l...

Forensic radiology makes virtual autopsy a reality

...on, such as in the traditional Jewish faith, or is rejected by family members. Some people do not like the idea of autopsy." Virtual autopsy combines computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The CT images provide information about the general pathology of the body and can generate detaile...

Studies show Tim-3 proteins key to immune responses

...plants, they found that mice with no Tim-3 rapidly rejected the transplants, despite receiving treatments that normally ensured transplant survival. Likewise, in their paper, Kuchroo and colleagues demonstrated that Tim-3 deficiency prevented mice from acquiring a state of "immune tolerance," which can normal...

New guidelines on unrelated marrow transplants: A roadmap for physicians

...ch determine whether donated marrow is accepted or rejected by the immune system. "By matching as closely as possible donor HLA molecules to those of the recipient we are trying to fool the immune system so it thinks the bone marrow graft is not foreign," said Hurley, professor of oncology at Georgetown's Lo...

Rejection really hurts, UCLA psychologists find

... The psychologists theorize that the pain of being rejected may have evolved because of the importance of social bonds for the survival of most mammals. "Going back 50,000 years, social distance from a group could lead to death and it still does for most infant mammals," Lieberman said. "We may have evolved a...

Damage to the frontal lobes can affect a person's ability to 'stay on the job'

... scientifically unimportant. The results had to be rejected due to inability to replicate the findings. Fortunately, a parallel study in mild head injury patients who were tested not twice but five times over several weeks on the same test, revealed similar variability in performance. "What we came to realize...

Are UK consent rules too restrictive?

...d Council on Bioethics in 1995, but has since been rejected by the Medical Research Council, despite evidence that patients thought it was appropriate. The Department of Health for England has so far taken a similar line to the MRC. "If we are serious about empowering patients to control the use of their tiss...

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