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FDA issues alert over medication changes

Washington - Each month the U.S. FDA issues an alert over changes to the packaging or prescribing information relating to a number of medicines. The Digital Journal examines the latest information.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Hopes dashed with anti-HIV drug

Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New drugs to lower cholesterol

New research has developed a class of experimental medicines that can lower cholesterol. These drugs aim to help those who cannot tolerate Lipitor and other statin drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Croatia enforces child vaccinations

A constitutional court has upheld the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, irrespective of the views of the parents.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Pain relief med recalled due to manufacturing error

Pain Free By Nature is recalling "Reumofan Plus" Tablets purchased through their website. This is because it is not an FDA approved drug. The diet supplements are made in Mexico and have been imported into the U.S.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Migraine sufferers react well to placebo med

New research suggests that what migraine-headache sufferers think about their pills’ identities matters nearly as much as whether or not those pills contain active medication.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Pennsylvania pizza shop delivers medicines to the ill and elderly

Ligonier - Recent bitter cold spells have made some ill and elderly people housebound. To help his fellow citizens during this challenging time, a Pennsylvania pizza delivery owner has been delivering medicines to the ill and elderly in his neighbourhood.
In the Media by Sherene Chen-See - 2 comments

New guidelines out for treating hypertension

Blood pressure can be difficult to understand because it means more than just a set of numbers. We have been told for years that a measurement of 120/80 is the ideal that is considered normal. But now, there are new guidelines for clinicians to follow.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

FDA introduce tighter controls on opiates

Due to an apparent growing misuse of long-acting prescription opioids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced tighter controls on the use of opiates for medication purposes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Is an anti-obesity drug possible?

Brisbane - Scientists appear to have moved a step closer to an "anti-obesity drug" that may block the effects of diets high in sugar and fats.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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