Category Archives: Medical & Health Resources or Issues

E-Cigarette Makers Claim New Regulations Would “All But Wipe Out” the Industry

The Hill reports that e-cigarette manufacturers are “fighting to change a provision in looming regulations for electronic cigarettes that they warn would all but wipe out 99 percent of the burgeoning industry.” The FDA has said that under its forthcoming e-cigarette … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Asthma and Allergy Foundation

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation site has excellent resources for those who suffer from one of these diseases. Here is an excerpt from their Educational Resources page: AAFA is the only asthma and allergy patient organization that offers educational programs … Continue reading

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Many High-Risk Medical Devices Get FDA Approval with Only a Single Trial

  Reuters reports that a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that many high-risk medical devices are approved by the Food and Drug Administration with a single study to support their safety and efficacy. The study analyzed all … Continue reading

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Court Rules FDA Cannot Prohibit Truthful Marketing About Off-Label Uses

There are numerous reports about a potentially seismic court ruling that affects how pharma companies discuss off-label use of their products under FDA restrictions. A Federal court held that the Food and Drug Administration cannot prevent Amarin Pharma Inc. from … Continue reading

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Featured Link — American Brain Tumor Association

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For 40 years, the … Continue reading

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21 Healthy Habits To Do In 30 Seconds Or Less

This wonderful advice is from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Apply sunscreen Take the stairs Drink water Walk to your coworker’s desk instead of sending him or her an email Take a deep breath (or two!) Get up and stretch every … Continue reading

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Researchers Say Hundreds of Medical Devices at Risk for Hacking

The Washington Times reports that “security researchers “at DefCon, “the world’s largest computer hacking conference,” said that “hundreds of common medical devices, ranging from X-ray machines to MRIs, have been vulnerable to attack by hackers.” They noted that “even when flaws are … Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian’s Social Media Post About Morning Sickness Drug Spurs FDA Response

The Washington Post reports in “Wonkblog” that a recent Twitter and Instagram post by Kim Kardashian drew an official response from the Food and Drug Administration and raised issues regarding drug marketing and social media. Kardashian, who is a paid spokesperson for … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Ear Drops With Benzocaine Can Have Dangerous Side Effects

WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL reports on its website that the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that ear drops containing benzocaine “can lead to dangerous side effects.” In one severe case, a baby who was given the eardrops later died. The … Continue reading

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Approval of Drug Made by 3-D Printer “A Major Step Forward” in Drug Manufacturing

This product image provided by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals shows Spritam 750 mg, foreground, and 1,000 mg tablets. The pill is manufactured in a layered process via 3-D printing and dissolves when taken with liquid. (Aprecia Pharmaceuticals via AP) We live in amazing … Continue reading

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