Posts Tagged "drugs"

These Everyday ‘Drugs’ Cause More Harm Than the Illegal Ones, Study Says

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Health & Wellness, Vices

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the May 14, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Worldwide, alcohol and tobacco cause much more death, disability and addiction than illegal drugs, according to a new review. The review analyzed data from 2015 on global drug use — both overall and in 21 different regions — using data from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, as well as other sources. The researchers examined both the prevalence of drug use as well as the...

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Anemia drugs recalled over glass flakes

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

Shards could develop in vials of Epogen and Procrit, say drug makers Advertisement | ad info .By Deena Beasley   updated 9/24/2010 2:08:49 PM ET Share Print Font: +-LOS ANGELES — Amgen Inc is recalling hundred of lots of anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit, sold by Johnson & Johnson, because vials of the injectable medicines might develop tiny glass flakes that could cause blood clots and other serious health problems. Amgen, which sells Epogen, manufactures the identical drugs at a plant in Puerto Rico. Amgen spokeswoman Emma Hurley said the recall, which included 200 lots of Epogen, is not...

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New Drugs Stir Debate on Rules of Clinical Trials

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Monica Almeida/The New York Times, left Two Cousins, Two Paths Thomas McLaughlin, left, was given a promising experimental drug to treat his lethal skin cancer in a medical trial; Brandon Ryan had to go without it. By AMY HARMON Monica Almeida/The New York Times Thomas McLaughlin received an experimental melanoma drug but thought his cousin Brandon more deserving of the treatment. And when, last year, each learned that a lethal skin cancer called melanoma was spreading rapidly through his body, the young men found themselves with the shared chance of benefiting from a recent medical...

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Feds mull regulating drugs in water

Posted on Jan 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Federal regulators under President Barack Obama have sharply shifted course on long-standing policy toward pharmaceutical residues in the nation’s drinking water, taking a critical first step toward regulating some of the contaminants while acknowledging they could threaten human health. A burst of significant announcements in recent weeks reflects an expanded government effort to deal with pharmaceuticals as environmental pollutants: — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency has listed some pharmaceuticals as candidates for regulation in drinking water. The...

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Drugs increase fracture risk

Posted on Feb 23, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Some drugs double women’s risk of fracture.The question: Are people taking common diabetes drugs more likely to break a bone? This study: analyzed data from 10 studies, involving 13,715 diabetics who had been randomly assigned to take either a placebo or doses of Avandia (rosiglitazone) or Actos (pioglitazone), thiazolidinedione drugs that improve the body’s use of insulin. After a range of one to four years, 371 people had reported a broken bone. Women who were taking one of the drugs were more than twice as likely to have broken a bone than those who were not, while men...

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