November 04, 2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...
New research suggests that
middle-aged and older white Americans are sicker than their
counterparts in the United Kingdom but they still manage to live as
long as the Brits, thanks to doctors and drugs.
Hemophilia Drug Used Off-Label Raises Clot
A drug approved to help
staunch bleeding in people with hemophilia raises the risk of heart
attacks and stroke when it's used to stop life-threatening bleeding
due to other conditions, such as trauma or surgery, a new study
Ofirmev Sanctioned for Pain and Fever
Ofirmev has been approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fever and
mild-to-moderate pain, maker Cadence Pharmaceuticals said in a news
Smokeless Tobacco Use Widespread in Some
Many smokers in the United
States and its territories also use smokeless tobacco products such
as snuff and chew tobacco, a combination that makes quitting much
more difficult, a new federal study shows.