Tag: "regulations" at medical news

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

... Last December, possibly in response to threatened regulations and lawsuits, McDonald's and nine other top food companies announced the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative. Participants agree to devote at least half their advertising messages to promoting healthier choices for children. "I hav...

Plants uptake antibiotics

... crop nutrients for organic food production, since regulations prohibit the use of synthetic fertilizers. According to the USDA, producers must manage animal materials in a manner that does not contribute to contamination of crops by residues of prohibited substances, which includes antibiotics. However, manur...

Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children

...oncern has been expressed about the need to reform regulations and develop better research structures for paediatric medicines, says Professor Wong, who is also a member of TEDDY - the Task-force of European Drug Development for the Young. The American Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes...

Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse

...al circumstances, but doctors should know the law, regulations and programmes in place for maltreatment in their area. Working with colleagues in other areas such as mental health and government departments can also help address all forms of child maltreatment. The Seminar concludes: "Physician advocacy fits ...

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

...laws so that states are free to supplement federal regulations with more stringent measures to suppress smoking. Limiting tobacco advertising and promotional displays to text-only, black-and-white formats. Prohibiting tobacco companies from using misleading terms such as "mild" and "light." Requiring new, ...

Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries

...ionals need to understand that lifting unnecessary regulations is vital for the large number of ill people needing care. The authors recommend training and education as a key part to developing palliative care programs. "Experience shows that training programs for health professionals is an essential and rewa...

Honor for University of Nottingham professor

...ulfilled it is vital that appropriate policies and regulations are in place to ensure research is not unduly hindered, but at the same time progresses in harmony with society." The Academy Registrar, Professor Patrick Maxwell, Professor of Nephrology at Imperial College London, oversees the election. The exp...

Howe School lecture -- Changing the Management of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance, May 3

... function. "This could be a result of the way the regulations have been written or a technological and process disconnect. Regardless, the industry as a whole respects the intent of pharmacovigilance/drug safety and understands that this information could and should be used in a manner to help produce safer dru...

Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities

...ls to lead productive, independent lives, outdated regulations too often impede access to health care coverage an...nt, for example, a wheelchair or scooter. Current regulations stipulate that equipment must be "appropriate for use in the home," which has been interpreted to me...

Did pack-size laws reduce paracetamol suicides or was fall just a coincidence?

...eir view, "It seems most likely that the pack size regulations did change the pattern of paracetamol poisoning but that changes were far more modest than hoped." Like the authors of the research, they say it is important that, whenever public health legislation is introduced, the impact should be properly evalua...

Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...e treatment in nonspecialized settings, as federal regulations currently limit the number of concurrent patients receiving the treatment per physician. Treating Opioid Addiction With Buprenorphine-Naloxone in Community-Based Primary Care Settings By Ira L. Mintzer, M.D., et al. HEART ATTACK MORTALITY SAME ...

Government's reliance on free market economics makes essential drug prices too high for the poor

...in India and Sri Lanka, where there are government regulations intended to make medicines affordable. In contrast, Malaysia allows market forces to determine drug prices. The researchers say that the Malaysian government should set up mechanisms to prevent drug manufacturers from increasing prices too much and t...

Taking the wraps off drug safety data from clinical trials

...and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) of laws and regulations governing public disclosure of clinical trial data...DA (called the Summary Basis of Approval), and FDA regulations allow the drug manufacturer to draft the Summary. The process reflects an understanding by the FDA t...

Teenagers with retail, service jobs at risk of injury, robberies, sleep deprivation

CHAPEL HILL Despite federal regulations intended to protect them, many teenagers in the U.S. use dangerous equipment or work long hours during the school week, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. The national study was based on telephone surveys of 928 teena...

Most children in US hospitals receive medicines off-label

... tested in children. Over the past decade, federal regulations providing financial incentives to pharmaceutical companies have helped increase the number of drugs tested and approved for children. However, said Dr. Shah, "there was little information on the extent of off-label use among children, the types of dr...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

...ring the California Air Resources Board to develop regulations that will set emission standards and procedures for certifying and labeling the devices. "State regulators should set a strict limit on the amount of ozone produced by air purifiers to protect the public from exposure to unhealthy ozone and particu...

National research network launched to seek better treatments for brain injury, stroke and seizures

...atient or his or her legal representative. Federal regulations allow for such studies to be performed under an "emergency exception to informed consent", but they can only be done under very limited and controlled circumstances, and only after federal permission is received and the community is informed and cons...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 3, 2007

...asses Chemistry of Materials With environmental regulations forbidding the use of lead in consumer products, scientists in Canada have developed, synthesized and tested a new family of special optical glasses that contain no lead but perform like traditional lead-based optical glass. J. W. Zwanziger and c...

Trans fat ban: Watch saturated fats and calories too

...ations, and also advises that the focus on the new regulations shift to the mandate to display calorie labeling in food service establishments, and educating people about their total daily caloric requirements....

Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road

...nd Accountability Act (HIPAA), which places strict regulations on patient privacy, should not apply to this, because HIPAA allows for state reporting to protect public safety and health." When a report has been filed, drivers are notified by the Department of Revenue that they have several options for proving ...

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