Medications/DrugsBush's Budget Proposal Would Cut Medicare Spending
President Bush's new budget proposal would cut $196 billion over five years from both Medicare and Medicaid -- programs that provide health care to millions of poor and elderly, federal officials announced Monday. The proposed cuts are part of a pla...
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Medications/DrugsSome blood pressure meds may reduce risk of Parkinson's: stu
People taking a certain type of blood pressure medication called calcium channel blockers may also be lowering their risk of getting Parkinson's disease, according to a study released Wednesday. A study by Swiss researchers found that people who had...
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Medications/DrugsThailand to keep generic drugs scheme: minister
Thailand's new health minister said Friday he would keep the country's controversial generic drugs programme but stopped short of saying whether the new government would expand the scheme. My position is that I am not going to cancel CL, Public Heal...
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Medications/DrugsDutch kids may get asthma meds without a diagnosis
According to a Dutch study, less than half of all children prescribed asthma medication have been formally diagnosed with asthma by their doctor. In a study of 74,580 children younger than age 18, the researchers found that 7.5 percent of children r...
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Medications/DrugsDepression in Young Doctors Tied to Medication Errors
Medical residents who are depressed are about six times more likely to make medication errors than those who aren't depressed, says a study that looked a 123 pediatric residents at three children's hospitals in the United States. Researchers found t...
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Medications/DrugsHealth Tip: Giving Pain Medication to Your Child
Giving your child medications, even over-the-counter medicines, should always be carefully monitored by your doctor. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions before you give any pain medication to your child: * If a person...
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Medications/DrugsBaxter suspends multi-dose heparin vial production
Baxter International Inc on Monday said it has temporarily stopped making the blood-thinner heparin in multi-dose vials after four patients who took the drug died and hundreds of others became ill. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had r...
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Medications/DrugsPanama relatives say hundreds poisoned
PANAMA CITY, Panama - Panama's government has vastly underestimated the number of people who died from taking medications tainted with a chemical commonly found in antifreeze and brake fluid, family members and a lawyer for the victims said Thursday...
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Medications/DrugsBush pushes higher premiums
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will ask Congress to increase the monthly premiums that wealthier Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drug coverage, officials said Friday. The administration's proposal is part of a first-of-its-kind res...
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Medications/DrugsNew drug can treat alcoholism: study
A new drug can help alcoholics overcome their addiction by reducing stress-induced cravings, a study released Thursday has found. There is already a drug on the market, Revia, which treats alcoholism by reducing the body's ability to enjoy its effec...
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Medications/DrugsFresh blow to AIDS microbicide as trials show gel is ineffec
The frustrating quest to develop a vaginal gel to prevent HIV infection was dealt a fresh blow on Monday as researchers announced that the first prototype to complete advanced clinical trials was ineffective. Carraguard, a candidate microbicide prod...
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Medications/DrugsFree Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Liv
Eliminating the cost of medications for people who have heart attacks would lead to longer lives and lower overall medical costs, new research suggests. These are highly effective medications that are relatively inexpensive, and the events they are...
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Medications/DrugsTimely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
People who either have no health insurance or rely on Medicaid are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers than people who have private health insurance, researchers from the American Cancer Society report. At a time when more than 47 mill...
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Medications/DrugsOxfam urges Thailand to keep generic drugs programme
British aid agency Oxfam on Tuesday urged Thailand's new government not to scrap a controversial generic drugs programme, which provides cheaper, copycat medicines to the poor. We are encouraging the new government of Thailand to continue the progra...
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Medications/DrugsVildagliptin improves control of type 2 diabetes
For people with type 2 diabetes and moderately elevated blood glucose levels, the medication vildagliptin, sold under the brand name Galvus, can produce long-term improvements in the functioning of the insulin-secreting beta cells in the pancreas al...
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