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Vol 58 - June 2009
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A Side Effect of Michael Jackson’s Tragic Death – Consumer Health Education
June 2009
Drugs.com reported a massive 20,900% increase (yes, you read that correctly – twenty thousand, nine hundred percent) in interest for information on the prescription medication Demerol – allegedly prescribed for the legendary entertainer Michael Jackson. Read more...
New Drug Approvals
The following drugs have recently been approved by the FDA.
Date of Approval: June 30, 2009
Treatment for: Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure
Feraheme Drug Information | Press Release
Date of Approval: June 17, 2009
Treatment for: Migraine
Cambia Drug Information | Press Release
Date of Approval: June 17, 2009
Treatment for: Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome
Ilaris Drug Information | Press Release
Date of Approval: June 17, 2009
Treatment for: Macular Edema, Uveitis
Ozurdex Drug Information | Press Release
Date of Approval: June 16, 2009
Treatment for: Pain
Zipsor Drug Information | Press Release
Date of Approval: June 11, 2009
Treatment for: Pain, Fever
Caldolor Drug Information | Press Release
Date of Approval: May 28, 2009
Treatment for: Bacterial Conjunctivitis
Besivance Drug Information | Press Release
Other Drug News
U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program
June 26, 2009
United States health officials said Friday that they are considering a swine flu immunization campaign that could involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine.
Alcohol-Related Ills Increasing Worldwide
June 25, 2009
Consumption of alcohol is up, and so it seems are the ills associated with it.
Global Efforts to Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Working
June 22, 2009
People in the United States and around the world who are trying to lower their "bad" cholesterol have been succeeding more often in the past decade, new research suggests.
Obama Signs Tough New Anti-Smoking Law
June 22, 2009
President Barack Obama signed into law Monday the nation's toughest anti-smoking law that gives the United States Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate tobacco products.
Painkillers May Be Good for the Prostate
June 20, 2009
Taking over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen might help men avoid prostate problems.
Health Tip: Taking an Herbal Supplement
June 15, 2009
Any product labeled "herbal" doesn't automatically make it safe.
61% of American Adults Look Online for Health Information
June 12, 2009
A majority of American adults look online for health information and most are accessing reviews and comments posted by fellow consumers.
Morning Sickness Drug Gets Green Light in Study
June 10, 2009
A new study suggests that women who experience morning sickness early in pregnancy can safely take the medication metoclopramide to relieve their symptoms.
Heart Drug Combos Raise Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
June 2, 2009
Common drug combinations used to treat heart disease raise the risk of bleeding or perforation of the upper gastrointestinal tract, new research shows.
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens
June 2, 2009
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works for women aged 24 to 45 who aren't already infected by HPV, the virus that has been linked to cervical cancer and other cervical diseases.
Depression Treatment Wanes Following FDA Warnings
June 1, 2009
Newly diagnosed cases of depression in America have dropped sharply since the government's warning of an increased risk of suicidal behavior among children and teens taking antidepressants, a new analysis finds.
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