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Online Pharmacies and the FDA


The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is responsible for overseeing the testing, manufacturing, and distribution of prescription drugs in the United States.

Stem Cell Research


How To Buy Your Way Out Of An Early Death From An Incurable Disease.

Prescription Drugs from International Pharmacies Save Elderly Money


As pointed out by *Jack Shapiro, an internationally-known healthcare marketing consultant ?For the first nine months of this year, the U.S. imported $40 billion in pharmaceuticals and exported only $21 billion. In 2003, we imported $50 billion and exported $23 billion." So what makes buying from your local U.S. based pharmacy any safer then purchasing from Mexico or Canada?

Pain in the Butt. How to Deal with Hemorrhoids?


This is very sensitive area of your body. Too private. Nobody likes when something is wrong over there. However it happens.

Increasing Patient Care and Reducing Liability in Seven Simple Steps


When an unconscious patient arrives in the ED, every hospital agrees that timely next of kin notification is vital. Not only is it important to have a family member present to comfort the patient, but to make informed decisions for his care and provide the medical history that can make the difference between life and death. From a liability standpoint, as we know all too well, having a family member making medical decisions, often means that if complications do arise, the family will be much less likely to sue, than if they hadn?t been in attendance.

Web Therapy: Enhancing Patient Communication with Web Access


According to Jennifer Lyons? chart, she?s just a bad slip and fall who?s lucky enough to be on her way to a full recovery.

When Your John Doe Is Homeless


The patient, known only as John Doe, was difficult to see under the hodgepodge of tubing, the quiet clicking of the ventilator the room?s only sound.

Pediatric Emergency Contact Notifications Made Easier


For the head of the trauma department at one of America?s top pediatric facilities, Chicago?s Children?s Memorial Hospital, having to notifying parents that their children have been the victims of trauma or identify pediatric Jane Does, is an every day occurrence. But just because they look like they?re handling it well, doesn?t mean that it ever becomes routine.

Patient Communication: Picking Up Where Medicine Leaves Off


We?ve all seen patients who were far beyond the reach of medical treatment suddenly defy the odds and recover. We?ve also seen patients who were well on the road to recovery, take a turn for the worse for seemingly no reason at all. No matter what the technology or how terrific we are at our jobs, sometimes medicine just isn?t enough.

Family Notification in Seven Quick and Easy Steps


The Seven Steps to Successful Notification is an easy-to-use system based on time-tested tools successfully used by hospitals nationwide. It provides your hospital staff with all of the steps necessary to:

Food for Thought


Depression is a disorder marked by sadness, low energy, impaired concentration, and feelings of dejection. Some people believe that depression is normal. Hectic daily activities and the conflict between family and career cause constant stress. Yet depression and anxiety as a response to stress are not normal. They can be signs of illness, which may worsen and result in physical symptoms or an inability to function.

Onychomycosis - One Of The Many Nail Fungus Out There


Many natural changes in fingers and toenails come with age. Fine ridges, for example, may start developing from the cuticle of the nail tip. This and other similar changes are common, but they are not signs of poor health.

The Top Seven Myths About Arthritis


Myth #1: ?Nothing can be done about arthritis...?

Toenail Fungus: Tips For Treatment


The medical term for toenail fungus is "onychomycosis," pronounced on * EE * ko * my * ko * sis. Despite the commonly used term "fungal toenails", onychomycosis describes both fungus and yeast infections in the nail. The prevalence in America is about 2-3%, but some have reported it as high as 13%. Even at a low estimate of 2%, this accounts for 6 million Americans with toenail fungus. Toenail fungus affects men twice as often as it affects women.

Generating Pharmaceutical Sales before Marketing Authorization


When a patient has a serious illness and there is no approved drug available, the physician may want to try one which has not been authorized for marketing by national health authorities but has shown promise in clinical trials. European Named Patient Programs, like US compassionate use programs, offer physicians access to pharmaceuticals which have not yet been licensed. However, there is one important difference: in Europe an unlicensed drug can be reimbursed. This presents drug-makers with an opportunity to generate revenues while development is still in-progress.

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