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  • Blood in urine
    Thousands may receive part of $2.4 billion to settle Actos bladder cancer suits
    Lawsuits on behalf of 3,900 people who were diagnosed with bladder cancer after they took the prescription medication Actos may have been settled in the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County yesterday. A sum of $2.37 billion will be set aside in a...
  • Pharmacy
    Compounding pharmacies vs Sterile compounding pharmacies
    Chances are, most have been prescribed a medication by their doctors before. Before a doctor writes you’re a prescription, they take a lot of things into consideration including the proper dosage, frequency and combination of ingredients in...
  • The big business of deception
    The big business of deception
    Worldwide, counterfeiting accounts for more thanhalf a trillion dollars, or 5% to 7%, of world trade each year. Counterfeiters are involved in the illegal production of knock-offs in virtually every conceivable area - food, clothes,...
  • What should consumers know?
    FDA quietly moves to change consumer warnings in DTC print ads
    In draft guidance posted online today, FDA has indicated that it will no longer require pharmaceutical marketers to include the full package insert (PI), including side effects, in direct-to-consumer (DTC) print advertisements. In order to fulfill...
  • Binge Eating
    Vyvanse is first drug treatment for binge eating disorder approved by FDA
    A top-selling ADHD drug has become the first and only approved medication for binge eating disorder, the FDA announced Feb. 2.Doctors may now prescribe Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for binge eating disorder - a condition that has only been a...
  • Save our medicinal plants
    Can Living Medicine save humans and the Earth? Interview in The Sun Magazine
    Need to share this eye-opening interview from December, 2014, "Living Medicine: Stephen Harrod Buhner On Plant Intelligence, Natural Healing, And The Trouble With Pharmaceuticals", by Akshay Ahuja, and published in The Sun.While the...
  • insulin
    Afrezza provides inhalable insulin to diabetes sufferers
    Are you one of the millions of Americans who's been diagnosed with some form of diabetes? The CDC says there's nearly ten million of you out there. By any chance are you also terrified of needles? Doctor types call that trypanophobia, and...
  • Weighing pros and cons
    FDA to study shorter risk disclosures for TV drug ads
    In a move that could dramatically change the way pharmaceutical products are marketed to the public, the FDA will undertake a study aimed at determining whether a "limited risk plus disclosure" policy yields better public understanding...
  • Wild Red Hot Cayenne Pepper
    Natural herbs and holistic medicine are safer than synthetic pharmaceuticals
    As a holistic organic wise Mama, I am very thankful to see a growing renaissance of people with a strong desire to replace their toxic pharmaceutical medications with natural safe herbs and natural remedies. I've read articles and testimonials...
  • Do not flush.
    CDC 'flush list' promotes human and environmental health risks
    Prescription drug diversion and abuse is a hot topic at FDA, inspiring blog posts, summit speeches, and co-promotion of DEA's annual prescription drug collection event. However, one piece of advice from FDA -- the "flush list" of...
  • National Take-Back Initiative
    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26, 2014
    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has designated April 26, 2014, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Part of the DEA Office of Diversion Control's National Take-Back Initiative, the day provides consumers an opportunity to turn over...
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    Big Pharma influence on academic medical centers exposed
    The potentially too cozy and extremely profitable relationship between big pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma) and the board of directors of academic medical centers was detailed in an April 1, 2014, article in the Journal of the American...
  • Protesters for 'Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty' gather in front of the Bank of England on February 27, 2009, in London.
    Synthetic livers developed to end animal drug testing
    Dr. Mukund Chorghade, scientific officer of Empiriko Corporation and president of THINQ Pharma, presented a working model of a synthetic liver that is designed to eliminate animal testing for drugs and other products designed for human use at the...
  • CVS banning cigarettes
    The irony of a CVS cigarette ban
    A gigantic national pharmacy chain banning the sale of tobacco products because of their negative health effects is like a heroin dealer banning the sale of crack.Walk into any one of the 7,600 or so CVS drug stores in the US and it may actually...
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    Mylan Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for a generic drug
    Yesterday Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania announced the receipt of final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the launch for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) of a generic drug which can be...
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