• The “Pill” May go OTC (Over-the-Counter)

    November 24, 2012- A group of medical experts at The  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has called for the birth control pill to be made available over-the-counter and without a doctor’s prescription. They claim that this form of contraception is not dangerous and that there is no need for a doctor to approve

  • Ten Percent of Drugs from Developing World are Fake

    November 14, 2012– Counterfeit drugs may be a major problem. They are certainly a growing problem in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that medicines coming into and out of the European Union are now the leading illegitimate products being seized at border crossings. The problem appears to be bad and getting

  • Aspirin May Lead to Colon Cancer Survival

    October 25, 2012- Aspirin is one of the world’s oldest and least expensive drugs. And now, it may also be the key to colon cancer survival. Researchers have discovered that the simple drug appears to effectively treat the cancer in men who have a mutated gene that may play a role in the development and

  • Pharmaceutical Company’s Products Subject To Recall by FHA

    October 16, 2012– A pharmaceutical corporation, the New England Compounding Company, had all of its products recalled by the FDA yesterday. The FDA’s concern was caused by a belief that the company was producing a cancer-causing steroid epidural that is administered by injection. According to a Pardee Hospital News Release, the drug in question was

  • Armstrong Accusers Banned After Confessing

      October 11, 2012– Five American cyclists who attested against Lance Armstrong in a trial have now been suspended after confessing to using performance enhancing drugs.  Thursday saw the announcement of all five of the professional cyclists being formally charged and banned from the sport for six months. As part of an agreement made with

  • Teens To Be Offered IUDs

    September 23, 2012– A leading group of physicians involved in obstetric and gynaecological health have suggested that better methods for contraception for teenagers may be to offer them more secure, longer acting methods. The new guidelines were released by the doctor’s stating that when faced with a teenage patients, doctor’s should consider offering IUDs (intrauterine


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