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FDA Alert: New USP Standards for Heparin Products Will Result in Decreased Potency by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today alerted health care professionals to a change in heparin manufacturing that is expected to decrease the potency of the common blood-clotting drug. To ensure the quality of heparin and to guard against potential contamination, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), a nonprofit standards-setting organiz ... Read on »
Heparin Blood Thinner Linked To Sudden Death - Ingredients Imported from China by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:37pm Here's the recipe for Big Pharma working with the FDA: Deadly chemicals, Zero genuine safety standards, Zero good science, Zero restrictions on direct-to-consumer advertising and Zero restrictions on how such drugs can be prescribed. The popular blood thinning drug Heparin was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer (Baxter) after hu ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 28 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Two Fatal NY Meningitis Cases Not Linked, Officials Say Two fatal cases of bacterial meningitis struck a high school guidance counselor and a 17-year-old high school senior over a 24 hour period and within a few miles of each other, but the deaths are most likely coincidental, the New York Times reports. Both incidents occurred on Long Is ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 27 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm U.S. Study Finds High Mercury Levels in Fresh Tuna Concentrations of mercury in store-bought tuna, as well as tuna sold in sushi restaurants, are almost double the level recommended as unsafe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a new national survey. Oceana, a Washington D.C.-based ocean conservation group, released the ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 21 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm FDA Review: Sale of Nonprescription Dose of Cholesterol Drug Poses Risks Is it three strikes and you're out for over-the-counter (OTC) sales of the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor? Twice before, the drug's maker, Merck & Co., has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve it for OTC sales. The most recent was just last month ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 20 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm New HIV Drug Approved for Adults Who Fail Other Treatments The anti-HIV medication entravirine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults who have failed treatment with other antiretrovirals. Sold under the trade name Intelence, entravirine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, which helps block a ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 19 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Recalled Heparin and Saline Flushes May Be Contaminated Pre-filled syringes containing either the anti-clotting agent heparin or normal saline solution may be contaminated with a dangerous bacterium and are being recalled by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Both types of pre-filled syringe are manufactu ... Read on »
Health Headlines - February 18 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm U.S. Orders Largest Beef Recall in History In what is being billed as the largest beef recall in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sunday ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef produced by a California slaughterhouse that is the subject of an animal-abuse investigation. The recall from the Chino-based ... Read on »
We’ve often gotten on the ... by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:21pm We’ve often gotten on the soapbox here at the Prescription Access Litigation blog to preach against the evils of preemption. Preemption is the constitutional doctrine that when state law and federal law are in conflict, the federal law trumps or “preempts” state law. Pharmaceutical companies and the FDA have been arguing aggressively in ... Read on »
Management issues in acute pulmonary embolism : Should heparin be started only after thrombolysis ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 08 Oct 2010 9:48am Acute pulmonary embolism is a vascular  emergency.Massive pulmonary embolism needs immediate thrombolysis or embolectomy. Success rate  of  thrombolysis  appears good . But , the symptom improvement  is slower . Sterptokinase is the commonly used drug to dissolve the pulmonary thrombus  . (Except in USA , where they  prefer the much costlie ... Read on »