COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Diseases Inhibited by Pharmaceutical Inhibitors
We live in a society where drugs (pharmaceuticals) dominate the medical world. Are you clinically depressed? Try Lexapro or Cymbalta. Is your cholesterol too high? Maybe Lipitor or Zocor will work for... Posted on 10/24/12 at 10:16 AM
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Whether we have a headache or high cholesterol, we're used to popping synthetically manufactured pills to fix what ails us. It can be easy to forget that for most of human history, our remedies ... Posted on 7/2/10 at 5:09 AM
The demise, at least for the time being, of the anti-piracy bills was a clear victory for Silicon Valley over Hollywood, which has campaigned for a tougher response to online piracy. The legislation also would cover the counterfeiting of drugs and car parts.
The deaths raise concerns Gilenya could trigger heart problems after patients take their first dose, according to a statement issued Friday by the European Medicines Agency. The agency, which is now investigating the drug, said it isn't clear if it caused the deaths.
Researchers have long been finding residues from pharmaceuticals and personal care products in our lakes and rivers. Some of them are endocrine disruptors and can cause fish to develop both male and female characteristics.
A series of forums will be held to gather input in the search for the next North Dakota State University president. The university’s search committee will take suggestions from campus and community members the week of Jan. 11.
The Senate rejected a plan Tuesday to allow Americans to import low-cost prescriptions from abroad, handing drug makers a victory that may help secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
A long-running effort to allow the import of lower-cost prescription drugs faces a new twist — President Barack Obama’s administration is raising safety concerns that could effectively scuttle it, even though Obama backed the plan as a senator.
Pentagon employees have received millions of dollars in free travel and lodging from foreign countries, trade groups and companies with an interest in shaping policies or doing business with the U.S. military.
Early diagnosis could help patients plan their future and even take steps to slow the disease, such as improving their diet and getting more "mental exercise" or getting into a clinical study of one of the many promising experimental drugs.
Pfizer Inc. is unveiling a new program today that will let people who have lost their jobs and health insurance keep taking some widely prescribed Pfizer medications — including Lipitor and Viagra — for free for up to a year.
U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water _ contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.
Jeff Donn, Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard
, April 20, 2009
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