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Old Drug, New Tricks
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, Cancer, Metformin, research, clinical trials, study, prevention, medicine, illness, protection, treatment )

- 363 days ago -
Like an aging actor rediscovered after being typecast for years, the long-standing diabetes drug metformin is poised to reinvent itself. A wealth of studies suggests the drug has cancer-fighting properties, and clinical trials are now under way to prove-
India's Poor 'Duped' Into Clinical Drug Trials
Health & Wellness  (tags: India, poor persons, clinical trials, deception, multinational pharmaceutcal firms, Indian pharmaceutical firms, outsourcing, unregulated research organizations, legal actions, no real informed consent, damage to health )

- 502 days ago -
Many desperate and poor people in India are unwittingly taking part in clinical trials for drugs by Indian and multinational pharmaceutical companies that outsource the work to unregulated research organisations.
'My Drug Trial Dilemma'
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, cancer, chemo, Clinical Trials, disease, illness, medicine, research, risks, safety, study, prevention, protection )

- 1937 days ago -
A doctor drawing a syringe of bevacizumab (Avastin), Wendy Martin had to do a lot of soul-searching when she was offered a place on a drugs trial.
Swine Flu Vaccine to Be Cleared After Five-Day Trial
Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, vaccine, clinical trials, rush, adults, elderly, Britain, healthcare, death, drugs, research, risks, children, health )

- 1958 days ago -
The path of a popular medicine from the laboratory to the chemist or doctor's surgery can involve years of clinical trials on a select group of patients. When the new vaccine for swine flu arrives in Britain, regulators said this weekend, it could
LAM Patients Participate In Clinical Trials To Help Others, Not Themselves
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, cancer, lung, clinical trials, research, humans, illness, disease, death, risks, interesting )

- 2014 days ago -
Two recent studies by researchers at the University of Cincinnati bring to light interesting findings about the diagnosis of the rare lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ( LAM) and the reasons LAM patients participate in research studies.
Clinical Trials and Hitler's Physicians
Health & Wellness  (tags: USA, United States, Eugenics, Government, State, Law, Citizens, Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, Congress, Medical Experiments, History, Clinical Trials, Books, Hitler, Health, Healthcare, Society, humans, research, warning )

- 2336 days ago -
Germans lagged behind American colleagues in implementing eugenics.As of 1995 Mississippi sterilization law allowing for "the socially inadequate" to be sterilized was still in force. Germany's sterilization law, passed in '33 came 26 years after Indiana
Off-Label Drugs Changes 'a Big Mistake'
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, drugs, FDA, off-label, clinical trials, risks )

- 2531 days ago -
The FDA has now issued draft guidance which would allow sales reps to circulate peer-reviewed papers about off-label uses of a company's product. The change to the guidelines may also make drug companies less inclined to carry out clinical trials.

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