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Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

..., the data in the study appeared reliable and were backed by another report from an independent academic institution using rigorous analysis methods. She detailed 10 steps [5] to be considered to reinforce and improve surveillance. "It's essential that we acknowledge the problem of counterfeit and substanda...

Is the vaccine industry ailing?

...ccine at the time. Although no scientific evidence backed the claim that pertussis vaccine caused paralysis, writes Dr. Offit, liability costs have caused pharmaceutical companies to flee the vaccine business. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which Congress authorized in 1986 to compensate families ...

Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests

...l pills are put in small plastic bubbles, and then backed with foil. A person pushes on the bubble, forcing the pill through the foil to retrieve it. The card also has more room to print important information about the proper use of the medication. Although putting medication in blister packs isn't a new id...

Zero increase in prescription drug spending with generic promotion programs

...es to less than 5% for the succeeding three years backed by guarantees from Express Scripts. Also, using Zero Dollar Copay, Express Scripts clients make it possible for covered employees to have their prescription copayment waived for six months by trying lower-cost generic drugs for certain therapy class...

Street-level London air pollution warnings coming via mobile phones

...llution exposure and manage their symptoms. Also backed by PROMOTE, AirTEXT is a partnership between CERC, Croydon Council, the Croydon Primary Care Trust and the South West London Health Protection Unit....

Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials

...increasing the numbers of women in heart trials is backed in an editorial also published in EHJ on line [2] by specialists from the University of Pavia in Italy. Senior author Dr Silvia Priori, Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Pavia, said that research published this year showed tha...

Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago

...If improvements are to be sustainable they must be backed by local stability and growth, as well as adequate local resources, say the authors. Thailand for instance has redeployed 30% of its national budget since 1985 to social (including health) development - and away from national security and public deb...

The burden of food related ill health in the UK

... dietary habits. The information gathered was then backed up by an extensive review of published studies on the financial and health costs of disease and deaths related to food consumption. The authors used a composite term to describe the impact of ill health and death, known as DALYs, or disability adjust...

Police data unreliable source for identifying trends in violent crime

...eporting has been consistent. And its findings are backed up by information from hospital emergency departments in England and Wales. This shows that the number of injuries sustained through violence that was not self inflicted fell 12% in the five years to 2004. Despite the rising trends in violence report...

Hopkins study describes potentially fatal heart condition among young athletes

... verify the origins of arrhythmia, and MRI tests - backed up by tissue biopsy - are done to confirm the buildup of fat and fibrous tissue in the right ventricle. According to Calkins, who founded Hopkins' ARVD registry in 1998 and is also director of its arrhythmia programs, these confirmatory tests are im...

Tercica launches Increlex in the US

...icians can now prescribe a safe and effective drug backed by 321 patient-years of clinical trial treatment experience in children affected by severe Primary IGFD," said John A. Scarlett, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tercica. "In addition to a label with safety and efficacy data representin...

Can Islam help Muslim smokers to quit?

...lim communities globally. These rulings need to be backed up by advertising bans and support to stop smoking if they are to have much effect on smoking rates, they conclude....

Patient care dramatically improved using best practice

...ne of the first to set up cancer networks in 1980, backed by legislation that ensured cancer patients the right to a specialist oncologist's opinion. Many European countries still do not offer such a right. Now the Netherlands leads oncology treatment once more. Dr Emil Rutgers, from the Netherlands Cancer...

80 percent of vasectomy patients didn't complete all-clear semen tests

...rent medical evidence and making sure that this is backed up by adequate counselling. "For example, our study found that 65 of the men tested at eight weeks needed re-testing, but this fell to 15 when it came to the 12-week test. This suggests that a single test at 12 weeks may be adequate in the majority o...

New insights into the impact of injury on cartilage cells

Documented in extensive studies, backed by the anecdotal evidence of professional athletes, impact injury to joints causes degeneration of cartilage. In most cases, the eventual result is the pain, stiffness, and compromised mobility of osteoarthritis (OA). Yet, questions remain surround...

Utah study shows minivans, trucks pose greater risk of backing over children in driveways

...y. But a child is up to 2 times more likely to be backed over by a minivan or truck than by a car, accordin... treatment in an intensive care unit than children backed over by cars. Previous reports have suggested high-profile vehicles produce a large blind spot behi...

New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India

...enters where patients could receive basic eye care backed up by online videoconferencing with doctors at the hospitals. But here they ran into a roadblock: In some areas, there were no Internet service providers whatsoever, and in areas where there were providers, service was not only very expensive, but i...

Defining the limits of computerized physician order entry systems

...patient care and patient safety. Expensive systems backed by promises and elaborate marketing efforts should not be the defining characteristics." ...

Climate experts search for answers in the oceans

...etermine their response to global warming, ESA has backed two projects that provide systematic data on key oceanic variables color and temperature. The Medspiration project, aimed at charting sea-surface temperatures, and the GlobCOLOUR project, aimed at developing a data set of global ocean colour, both...

SCAI's 'Therapies in Evolution' showcases exciting future of interventional cardiology

..., 2007ORLANDO, FL)Interventional cardiology may be backed by 30 years of history, but this dynamic medical specialty is all about the future. At the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 912, 2007, in Orlando, FL, a special symposium enti...

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