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Latest Health_Medical_Pharma Items
ATLANTA (AP) Lead poisoning affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. youngsters, but most get it from paint chips and dust in deteriorating buildings — not recalled toys, U.S. health officials say.
John Stossel is right. Last week he wrote that the "Healthy Wisconsin" scheme, passed in that state's Senate and offering supposedly "free" socialized health care, is good for America because people apparently need bad examples. As Mr. Stossel says, "We need laboratories of failure to demonstrate what socialism is like. All we have now is Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, the U.S. Post Office, and state motor-vehicle departments. It's not enough. Wisconsin can show the other 49 states what 'universal' [health] coverage is like. I feel bad for the people in Wisconsin... but it's better to experiment with one state than all of America."
LONDON (AP) — Restrictions placed around a British farm and zoo were lifted today after tests for foot-and-mouth disease came back negative, the government said.
Chindex International Inc. announced a contract last week to sell a da Vinci Surgical System to Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong in its role as the exclusive supplier for the manufacturer in China.
The case of Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs v. Eschenbach (Aug. 7) pitted regulatory folly against judicial whimsy. There, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a constitutional claim by terminally ill patients of access to unapproved new drugs regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The litigation corroborates German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's lament that while God placed sharp limits on man's intelligence, the deity placed no corresponding boundaries on man's foolishness.
Companies seeking to cut rising health care costs are starting to dock the pay of overweight and unhealthy workers.
In support of reader Terrence Watson's case in "'Sicko' in Canada" (Forum, July 29), here is my true story. It proves the importance of freedom of choice for doctors and patients.
Biotechnology is everywhere these days, from the production of pest-resistant crops to microorganisms that make biofuels to new drugs and vaccines. It's even used to produce animals with novel and valuable traits, but these applications in particular are suffering from inconsistent, uncertain regulation.
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today that foot-and-mouth disease had been contained within a small area of England, despite tests for a suspected new outbreak in a herd several miles from the initial cluster of cases.