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Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On  Magnesium Treatments

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On Magnesium Treatments

Injections of magnesium sulfate were used to stop pre-term labor. The FDA [1,2] is now warning about administering it for more than  5 days, because of a risk to damage the bone development of the foetus. Even more troubling is that the FDA has not determined that injecting Magnesium sulfate for …Read the Rest

Probiotics, Multiple Sclerosis, and Immune System Disorders: Caution

Probiotics, Multiple Sclerosis, and Immune System Disorders: Caution

 This is an update on our previous post “Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?”  [1] which sounded a note of caution about the blind  use, or shotgun approach, of probiotics against autoimmune diseases. Probiotics are assisting the beneficial bacteria in your gut.  …Read the Rest

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

It all started by the publication of the Federal Drug Administration of a draft of New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) containing a section on probiotics, the gut friendly bacteria that are all the rage in current nutrition science. We have discussed probiotics and their pros and cons in several previous posts. …Read the Rest

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

We have posted earlier about the merits and challenges of deliberately introducing probiotics, or beneficial bacteria in your diet. [1]. This area of nutrition is all the rage at this time, and the food industry has brought to market many products, particularly in the form of “Greek style” yogurts, and …Read the Rest

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

MND: Should the government decide what medical treatment you are allowed to take? This post is not part of Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign, but MSers and other people affected by hard to treat ailments owe him one. Gov. Perry attempt to maverick  a slow, federal bureaucracy determined by current law to …Read the Rest

Fibromyalgia:Study Shows Sodium Oxybate Beneficial For Fibromyalgia, but FDA has concerns

Fibromyalgia:Study Shows Sodium Oxybate Beneficial For Fibromyalgia, but FDA has concerns

MND: Fibromyalgia’s main weaponry seems to be Lyrica (Pregalin). We have posted previously on the topic: Fibromyalgia Pain :Comparative effectiveness of antiepileptic drugs MND: It is good news that the arsenal of medications might get an addition: Sodium Oxybate. Click Here for the study by the Pain Journal on Line …Read the Rest

Children: FDA Approves New Head Lice Treatment for Children and Adults (Natroba,spinosad)

Children: FDA Approves New Head Lice Treatment for Children and Adults (Natroba,spinosad)

MND:  Natroba (spinosad) Topical Suspension 0.9% for the treatment of head lice infestation in patients ages 4 years and older.  Click Here for the FDA release MND:  Quoting the FDA  “..10-minute treatment with Natroba. If live lice were seen a week later, a second treatment was applied. The proportion of subjects who …Read the Rest

NSAIDs (Advil/Ibuprofen, etc.)  and Heart Risk (CardioBrief)

NSAIDs (Advil/Ibuprofen, etc.) and Heart Risk (CardioBrief)

MND:  CardioBrief posted  an interesting post on NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and Heart Risk. Full title: “Large Meta-Analysis Explores Cardiovascular Safety of NSAIDs” Click Here For Link MND:Wiki’s NSAID short list:  aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen In addition: rofecoxib (Vioxx)  lumiracoxib (Prexige) MND: quoting the conclusion of the CardioBrief article: “…compared with placebo, rofecoxib …Read the Rest

About Rituxan [Ritaxumab] and risk of infections (ScienceDirect)

About Rituxan [Ritaxumab] and risk of infections (ScienceDirect)

MediNewsDigest: Ritaxumab might have infection side effect issues according to this study . Quoting: “…  Physicians and patients should be educated about the association of rituximab with infectious complications…” The FDA also has a warning, click here. That warning was started in 2006 and updated 2010 Talk to your Doctor

Statins might not be as benign as we think (DrugInjuryWatch)

Statins might not be as benign as we think (DrugInjuryWatch)

MediNewsDigest: FDA and Canada investigating Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) And Rhabdomyolysis / Myopathy Associated With Cholesterol Drugs Known As Statins (DrugInjuryWatch)

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