The Food and Drug Administration is looking into the deaths of two patients who received injections of the long-acting antipsychotic drug olanzapine pamoate (Zyprexa Relprevv) and died a few days later, MedPage Today reports.
The parents of a 2-year-old who died after falling into the swimming pool admit they didn’t have a security fence around it, and they hope the little girl’s death will be a wakeup call for other parents, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The toddler slipped through the dog door while her father was on the phone, her parents say. After doctors at the hospital said the girl was likely brain dead, her parents decided to donate her organs.
When the maker of a brand-name drug pays a maker of generic drugs to not produce a lower-priced version of their product, the Federal Trade Commission can challenge the arrangement on antitrust grounds, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ruling may end the era of what regulators call "pay-for-delay" deals.
The justices voted 5-3 to allow a case to go forward in which the FTC is challenging one of many such deals. Several companies are involved in the case, including Solvay Pharmaceuticals, maker of AndroGel, and generic-drug maker Actavis.
The state Agency for Healthcare Administration is now offering live webinars to show people how to navigate the FloridaHealthFinder.gov website.
The webinars will feature a live tour of the website, which allows consumers to find information about medical conditions, compare health care facilities and providers, view inspection reports and more, according to the news release.
A University of Utah volunteer drives through Salt Lake City's Avenues neighborhood as a camera tracks her eye and head movement. Another device records driver reaction time, and a cap fitted with sensors charts brain activity.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 11:49 am
If you've felt smug and safe using built-in, voice-controlled technology for text messages, email and phone calls while driving, forget it. There are some sobering findings about the risk of distraction from the American Automobile Association and the University of Utah.
The proliferation of hands-free technology "is a looming public safety crisis," AAA CEO Robert Darbelnet says. "It's time to consider limiting new and potentially dangerous mental distractions built into cars."
At a time when most pregnant women work, there are new efforts to keep companies from unfairly targeting employees because of a pregnancy. The allegations of pregnancy discrimination persist and have even risen in recent years despite a decades-old law against it, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Studies that set out to answer the pressing question of whether walking or running offers more health benefits found that both do, but the benefits are not the same -- particularly for those who want to prevent weight gain. As the New York Times reports, a published survey of more than 15,000 walkers and 32,000 runners found that the runners were thinner than the walkers overall and maintained their smaller waistlines better over a six-year period.
Tysabri is the most effective multiple sclerosis medicine available, but using it for more than two years raises a risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a brain infection that can be fatal, Bloomberg News reports. Almost 60,000 MS patients are continuing the treatment into the danger zone anyway, saying that without it they’d be disabled.
Grieving families throughout the state are a testament to the fact that children can die in hot cars even when their parents are loving and caring, the Pensacola News Journal reports. It takes very little time for a car to heat up to a level that can kill. PNJ lists tips on how to prevent such tragedies.