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Drugs and Medications

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Counterpunch

The makers of drugs used to treat attention disorders have known about the serious health risks associated with the medications for years but instead of warning the public, the industry has consistently focused its efforts on expanding the market

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News with Views

On Feb 13, 2007 the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations opened hearing lambasting the FDA regarding the safety of drugs. The opening statement by Chairman John Dingell

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NY Times

Early on the morning of Dec. 13, police officers responding to a 911 call arrived at a house in Hull, Mass., a seaside town near Boston, and found a 4-year-old girl on the floor of her parents’ bedroom, dead.

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AP

Smoking marijuana eased HIV-related pain in some patients that represented one of the few rigorous attempts to find out whether the drug has medicinal benefits. The Bush administration quickly sought to shoot holes in the experiment.

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USA Today

Smokers with damage to a certain brain region often stop smoking immediately — without the powerful cravings that derail most attempts to quit the habit. A silver-dollar sized region deep in the brain called the insula plays a key role in sustaining

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Reuters

Congress must give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more authority and funding so it can restore its reputation and better protect patients from harmful drugs, witnesses told a Senate hearing.

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News Target

A recent multimillion-dollar ad campaign that lends support to Republican lawmakers who support the new Medicare prescription drug benefit was partly paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, political officials say. Though the US Chamber of Commerce

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Associated Press

A 16-year-old cancer patient 's legal fight did not end in defeat Wednesday when his family's attorneys and social services officials reached an agreement that would allow him to forgo chemotherapy.

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Reuters

The decision whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should approve wider access to a morning-after contraceptive drug was made well before agency scientists finished their final review, two FDA officials said in court documents released on Thu

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Life Extension

Until now, Lie Extension could cite only isolated statistics to make its case about the danger of conventional medicine. No one had ever analyzed and combined ALL of the published literature dealing with injuries and deaths caused by government-prot

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PC Magazine

The Food and Drug Administration's Counterfeit Drug Task Force announced its recommendations for the pharmaceutical industry regarding the use of radio-frequency identification technology to fight the proliferation of some 35 million counterfeit

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Associated Press

[This is amazing .. he is still alive, much less driving.] Lithuanian police were so astonished when they pulled over a truck driver and his breathalyzer test registered 18 times the legal alcohol limit, they thought their testing device must be brok

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by Paul Armentano

Preclinical data recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrating that cannabinoids may spur brain cell growth has reignited the international debate regarding the impact of marijuana on the brain.

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Associated Press

The Patriot Act compromise included a provision to combat illegal methamphetamine by limiting sales of cold remedies used by old people. They had sought various ways to get their legislation through Congress, finally attaching it to the Patriot Act,

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Reuters

Deaths of 51 U.S. patients who took widely prescribed drugs to treat attention deficit disorder prompted regulators to start watching for heart attacks, high blood pressure and other problems in 2004, with many doctors and parents arguing the medicin

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Minnesota Star Tribune

Minnesotans who rely on getting medications through over-the-border pharmacies have been getting a letter from the Customs Service instead. Minnesotans buying mail-order prescription drugs from Canada are having medications confiscated by U.S. Custom

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