ICAAC: Day-Care Safer Thanks To VaccinesSeptember 20th 2007
This MedPage Today video features senior staff writer Michael Smith sitting down with Larry Pickering, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at the CDC, and Janet Englund, M.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, to discuss America?s day-care centers and how new vaccines attribute to a safer environment.
Warning Issued on Nelfinavir (Viraceprt) for Children and Pregnant WomenSeptember 10th 2007
NEW YORK -- In the wake of a recall in Europe of nelfinavir (Viracept) because of a potentially carcinogenic impurity, Pfizer has issued new guidelines for the anti-retroviral drug's use in the U.S., the FDA reported.
Guantanamo Medical Role Likened to South Africa Under ApartheidSeptember 7th 2007
MINNEAPOLIS -- American military physicians at Guantanamo are acting in ways that seem reminiscent of those of doctors who fronted for the South African apartheid regime a generation ago, alleged 266 doctors and ethicists.
Bewildered Computer Clocks May Bedevil Hospitals at 2 a.m. on SundayMarch 9th 2007
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The FDA has warned all hospitals about a possible unanticipated fallout from an act of Congress -- the three-week-early shift to daylight savings time. All medical events triggered by computer clocks could chime an hour out of whack on Sunday.
CDC Rates Flu Pandemics on Killing Power, with Category Five the WorstFebruary 1st 2007
ATLANTA -- Much like the power of hurricanes, future influenza pandemics will be rated on a demonstrated case fatality rate as they spread to shore, with a scale of increasingly drastic recommended defenses, the CDC said today.
PHILADELPHIA -- Asthma mortality rates are declining worldwide, largely due to increased use of inhaled corticosteroids to manage the disease. That was the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who presented data on world trends at a 2006 meeting here.
Lilly Denies Promoting Zyprexa for Off-Label UsesDecember 20th 2006
NEW YORK -- In front-page news articles on successive days, the New York Times accused Lilly of a campaign to promote off-label use of Zyprexa, its anti-psychotic medication, while systematically downplaying the drug's side effects. Lilly denied the allegations.
Taco Bell Culprit in E. Coli 0157:H7 Outbreak Still UncertainDecember 8th 2006
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Federal investigators said today they are still not sure what's behind the outbreak of Escherichia coli-associated disease at Taco Bell restaurants, even though the chain suspects green onions and has pulled them off its menu.