FDA Requiring Suicide Studies in Drug Trials

After decades of inattention to the possible psychiatric side effects of experimental medicines, the Food and Drug Administration is now requiring drug makers to study closely whether patients become suicidal during clinical trials. The new rules represent one of the most profound changes of the past 16 years to regulations governing drug development. But since Continue Reading …

Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast Cancer Statistics…What Are Your Chances? Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. Continue Reading …

FDA Takes Action Against Compounded Menopause Hormone Therapy Drugs

You’re Kidding Me — Right? My first thought when this FDA Press Release crossed my screen was, “What does a multibillion-dollar, medical-pharmaceutical industrial complex buy with its obscenely high profits?” Apparently, the Federal agency that is chartered to oversee that very industry. The fine hand of BIG PHARMA’s special-interest lobbing could not be more apparent Continue Reading …

HPV Vaccine Researcher Criticizes Drug Marketing as “Public Health Experiment”

Natural News.com January 09, 2008 by: David Gutierrez A researcher who has spent 20 years studying human papillomavirus (HPV) and did the bulk of the work that was used to develop a vaccine for several strains of the virus has warned that mandating the vaccine for girls under the age of 18 may actually backfire, Continue Reading …

Endocrinologist Association Encourages HRT in Younger Women

When I first read this report, I was reminded of that classic 50’s cigarette commercial that featured a lab-cloaked “DOCTOR” (Queue Heavenly Chorus) and asked, ”What cigarette do you smoke, Doctor?” Hey if a Camel® is good enough Doctors, surely cigarette smoke is safe? Right! Who would question a doctor back in the golden days Continue Reading …

Endocrinologist Association Encourages HRT in Younger Women

from Heartwire — a professional news service of WebMD Sue Hughes January 7, 2008 (Jacksonville, FL) – The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released a statement on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cardiovascular risk, emphasizing that HRT does not appear harmful in younger women in early menopause and may indeed be beneficial in Continue Reading …

AACE Analysis Shows No Excess Cardiovascular Risk from Hormone Replacement Therapy for Most Patients

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists JACKSONVILLE, FL, January 2, 2008 – An American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) analysis of several studies monitoring the impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) shows young women in early menopause may not only have no increased cardiovascular risk from the therapy, but may indeed show benefit in the future. Continue Reading …