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Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women

Posted 23 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 – A common virus may make some women more susceptible to both heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco found normal-weight women under age 50 who were infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) were more likely to have metabolic syndrome than their peers. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that includes excess belly fat, unhealthy cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels. CMV, a herpes virus, is believed to infect roughly half of the U.S. population over the age of 40. Typically there are no symptoms unless the person's immune system is weakened. Ironically, obese women infected with CMV were less likely to have metabolic syndrome than obese women not infected with the virus, the researchers found. However, obese women were ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Vistide (Cidofovir Injection) by Gilead: Recall - Presence Of Particulate Matter

Posted 18 Feb 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Gilead Sciences, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot B120217A of Vistide® (cidofovir injection) to the user level due to the presence of  particulate matter found in some vials of this lot. Gilead is not currently aware of any complaint attributable to the particles. BACKGROUND: Vistide is indicated for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  Vistide is a sterile, hypertonic aqueous solution for intravenous infusion only.  The solution is clear, colorless and supplied in clear glass vials.  It is typically given in a hospital setting or in a doctor’s office. The lot number, B120217A,is located on the product label on the side of the vial. RECOMMENDATION: Gilead has notified its distributors and customers by e-mail and recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Before injecting Vistide, heal ... Read more

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