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    1. Jacob

      Sleeping Pills Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer and Death

      A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that prescription sleeping pills are associated with increased risk of early death and cancer. For about 70 million Americans poor sleep is a serious concern. Although there are many natural approaches to sleep problems, sleeping pills is the major...
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      FDA Issues Warning: Meningitis Outbreak Linked to More Drugs

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings on additional drugs produced by the specialty pharmacy at the center of the current meningitis outbreak. The FDA said it was investigating a report of a meningitis infection in a patient who got a different steroid than the type linked to...
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      Overweight Kids on More Medications

      According to new research from Canada, overweight children aged 12 to 19 are 59 per cent more likely than normal-weight kids to take prescription medication Overweight children are far more likely to take prescription medications than children of a normal weight—a trend that adds to already higher health-care costs for...
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      New Drugs Approvals Fall is The FDA Finally Doing Its Job

      A study says drug approvals way down. The study presented at a biotechnology industry conference, BIO CEO & Investor Conference, says that the success rate for getting new drugs approved has fallen by about 50%. Drug companies have been raising more complaints recently about a regulatory environment that has begun...
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      A Superbug Born of Drugs for Pneumonia

      One of the arguments for the use of natural medicines whenever possible instead of an over reliance on drugs and vaccines is the ability of bacteria and viruses to mutate developing resistance to drugs and vaccines. Current examples and the growing problem of super bugs, with resistance to antibiotics, and...
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      The Feds Stepping into Big Pharma Territory With Drug Development

      Taking what is sure to be a step that is sure to raise controversy, the U.S. Government may be taking small steps towards getting into the drug development business. The news is bouncing around the internet after a recent article in the NY Times As the cost and risk of...
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      Conventional Medicine’s Answer for Child Insomnia: Drugs

      An astonishing one in four children who have problems sleeping are being given medications.  The drugs range from antihistamines to sedatives to ADHD drugs to antidepressants. Typical practice in conventional medicine appears to be treating insomnia in children with over-the-counter and prescription medicine. The practice is especially apparent in children...
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      Glaxo forecasts cut as Avandia reaches end of road – Reuters

      Glaxo forecasts cut as Avandia reaches end of roadReutersLONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Analysts cut earnings forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) on Friday after regulators moved to end most use of Avandia, although the impact was limited as sales of the diabetes drug were already set to tail …Popular diabetes drug...
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      FDA Review Panel VOtes for Denial of Diet Drug

      A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted against approval of a new diet pill. The vote was 9 to 5 against the drug named lorcaserin that the benefits do not outweigh the risks. The drug was not very effective as a weight loss aid and had potential risks, according...
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      FDA Issues Warning to 5 E-cigarette Distributors

      In a continuing battle with the e-cigarette industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued warning letters to five electronic cigarette distributors. The warnings were issued for for various violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) including unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing practices. In a previous...
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      US Faces Drug Resistant Microbes Crisis

      The United States must focus on conserving the use of antibacterial drugs, or face a public health crisis from rapidly rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections, according to an analysis published in the journal Health Affairs. Evidence indicates that our nation’s supply of antibiotics is being depleted by resistance, which occurs...
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      Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Cancer Risk

      Oral bisphosphonate osteoporosis drugs, which include such Actonel, Boniva, and Fosamax, could be associated with an approximately twofold increased risk of esophageal cancer. A new study showed that long-term users of the drugs had nearly double the risk for the rare but deadly cancer.  Concerns about a link between bisphosphonates...
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