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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.

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.

Alliance for Human Research Protection

May 16, 2004

A lawsuit initiated by Dr. David Franklin, a whistleblower, has been settled: Pfizer pleaded guilty to criminal fraud in the promotion of Neurontin, and agreed to pay $430 million.

This case is but an example of contemporary drug marketing, demonstrating that the current system--as overseen under the stewardship of the FDA--encourages rather than discourages fraudulent marketing of ineffective, even dangerous drugs.

Neurontin was approved for limited use as a supplemental anti-seizure treatment for epilepsy, but was promoted by Lambert-Warner (now Pfizer) and a consortium of paid physicians who promoted and prescribed the drug for everything from ADHD, mental illnesses to a variety of pain conditions, including migraine headaches.

News Target

January 17, 2004

Smokers have long insisted that cigarettes helped them concentrate. Nicotine, it seems, exhibits powerful pharmacological effects on the brain.

Some researchers are proposing that nicotine patches could help people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD). Nicotine patches for children' It makes a LOT of sense for the companies that manufacture the nicotine patches. With smoking rates slowly falling, the market for nicotine patches doesn't have a strong future. But if you can line up schoolchildren to wear them and get them hooked on nicotine, then you generate an extraordinary volume of repeat business.

Medical Awareness Project

December 5, 2003

Nine states have passed legislation legalizing medicinal marijuana.

The Ohio Patient Network is hoping that the Buckeye State will soon join them. But that may be too much to ask of our Republican-dominated state government - even as thousands of ill Ohioans suffer.

WAFF TV (AL)

November 21, 2003

A social worker in the Shoals is accused of trying to buy painkillers with a forged prescription.

Narcotic agents say Scott tried to fill a prescription for Lorcet. Scott is a social worker at the Lauderdale County Department of Human Resources. Police say Scott admitted to calling in the prescription. She's free on a $3,500 bond.

BBC News

November 19, 2003

Testing has begun on humans for an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, US researchers have said.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is administering the vaccine to 27 volunteers.<br><br>The virus for one of the world's most lethal diseases originated in Africa and the US has expressed fears that it could be used as a biological weapon.

New Zealand Health Network

October 18, 2003

Vaccination

Vaccines are injections of material that contain weakened amounts of the disease germ or organism that they are meant to protect against, and they are supposed to work by causing the creation of antibodies which will protect the body against future infection. (Antibodies are proteins that work to defend the body from an invasion by harmful bacteria and viruses.)

The Body

October 9, 2003

Half of the estimated five million new HIV infections worldwide each year occur among people ages 15 to 24

With nearly half of the world's 6.3 billion people under age 25, if the HIV/AIDS pandemic is left unchecked, it could significantly slow the growth of the world's population.

The Body

October 9, 2003

The AIDS virus is roughly 450 times smaller than the spermatozoon. The spermatozoon can easily pass through the 'net' that is formed by the condom.

The Vatican finally spills the beans about the truth of the "safe sex" lie.<br><br>However, a World Health Organization spokesperson said that "consistent and correct" condom usage can <b>reduce</b> the risk of HIV infection by 90%, adding that the Catholic Church's "incorrect statements about condoms and HIV are dangerous.Dangerous for whom-

      
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