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The New Standard

by Lila Bernstein

December 11, 2004

To the dismay of pharmaceutical companies, a consumer protection organization yesterday launched a free website designed to provide prescription drug users and their doctors information about the comparative safety, effectiveness and price of medicines.

The initial release of the website hosts information about three categories of pharmaceuticals: cholesterol-lowering medicines; heartburn, ulcer and acid reflux remedies; and drugs to help with arthritis and pain. The website features downloadable reports comparing the various available medicines in each category and offers plainly written details about the available studies, issues to take into account when patients and doctors discuss the drugs, and cost-saving tips.

BBC News (Wales)

December 6, 2004

A man who went to a north Wales hospital for injections to treat arthritis contracted the MRSA bug and died within a week.

An inquest at Wrexham heard that 57-year-old Nigel Pritchard had been quite well before his visit to Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Six days after having injections there, he was rushed back by ambulance and died.

Guardian Unlimited (UK)

by James Meikle

December 6, 2004

Unborn children may be at risk from the shampoos and hand lotions used by their pregnant mothers, it was claimed yesterday.

A chemical commonly used in these toiletries can affect the growth of structures in the immature nerve cells of rats, according to researchers at Pittsburgh University in the United States.

The Scotsman

December 6, 2004

Women who take slimming tablets during their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to homosexual children, new research has suggested.

An American study of thousands of mothers and their adult offspring has found that medication used to treat thyroid deficiency and amphetamine-based diet pills appeared to have influenced sexual orientation.

Counterpunch

by Fred Gardner

November 28, 2004

On Monday morning, Nov. 29, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case now known as Ashcroft et al v. Raich et al.

The ruling, expected in July '05, will determine if and how the federal Controlled Substances Act applies to more than 100,000 people who use cannabis as medicine under the law in California and other western states.

BBC News

November 17, 2004

A 13-year-old boy is in intensive care after a severe allergic reaction to a vaccination at an Aberystwyth school.

On Tuesday, 10 other pupils from Penweddig Comprehensive were also taken to Bronglais Hospital after "adverse effects" to the injections. Nearly 120 students at the school were being injected with the BCG vaccine, which combats tuberculosis.

Family Research Council

by Amber Hildebrand

November 16, 2004

"The Clinton legacy has left us with women with sepsis, infection and death," - Dr. Pia de Solenni, FRC Director of Life and Women's Issues

Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced revised labeling for the drug Mifeprex, most commonly known as RU-486, which was approved in 2000 under the Clinton administration.

USA Today

by Julie Schmit and Rita Rubin

November 16, 2004

The flu vaccine shortage might stretch into 2005 if one key U.S. supplier cannot resume manufacturing in time.

Fauci and others say the government needs to fatten incentives for vaccine makers. The government is considering liability protection, tax incentives and buying excess flu vaccines if consumer demand comes up short.

News Max

by Dave Eberhart

November 11, 2004

Under new law being considered, the federal government would require that every child in America undergo psychological screening and receive recommended treatment, including drug therapies.

Next week the Senate re-convenes to consider an omnibus appropriations bill that includes funding for grants to implement mandatory universal mental health screening for almost 60 million children, pregnant women, and adults through schools and pre-schools.

The Observer (UK)

by Anthony Barnett

November 7, 2004

Soya not only destroys forests and small farmers - it can also be bad for your health

It has been estimated that infants who are fed soya formula exclusively receive an amount of oestrogen equivalent to five birth control pills every day.

      
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