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White House unveils ambitious plans to advance understanding of the human brain
The White House unveiled a brain-mapping initiative this week that could help “revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.” Called
Fraudulent mislabeling of seafood products rampant, DNA testing finds
Genetic testing of hundreds of seafood samples found that one-third of the products were mislabeled as being something other than what the packaging said, according to the ocean conservation group Oceana.
Anti-clotting drug Eliquis gets FDA approval
Eliquis, a new anti-clotting drug developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer as an alternative to the decades-old warfarin (Coumadin), has finally won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Two autopsies reveal Gardasil antigens entered brain, potentially triggering inflammation and death
A postmortem analysis of two girls from different parts of the world who died after receiving injections of Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has uncovered some astonishing evidence that components of the vaccine may be capable of triggering auto-immune
FDA’s latest Pradaxa advisory doesn’t mention the drug’s fatal flaw
In its most recent safety review of Pradaxa (dabigatrin), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the risk of serious bleeding associated with the new anticlotting drug appears to be no higher than the bleeding rates associated with
Bleeding injuries prompt Pradaxa lawsuits in Tennessee
Charles Jackson, a retired 75-year-old truck driver from Hohenwald, Tennessee, started taking Boehringer Ingelheim’s blood-thinning drug Pradaxa after he had a stroke in September 2011. Mr. Jackson had been taking the drug for three weeks when he started to bleed
Study: Antibiotics may make babies chubby
Babies who are treated with antibiotics before 6 months of age are more likely to be chubby, according to a new study published this week in the International Journal of Obesity.
Pradaxa lawsuits consolidated for multidistrict litigation in Illinois
Lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of Pradaxa by patients and their families allegedly harmed by the new blood-thinning drug have been consolidated for Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois.