Check Up Archive: September, 2010

Shared eye drop bottles pose risk of infection

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: In doctor’s offices and hospitals, eye drop containers are sometimes shared between patients. Communal... Read more

Poll: Twice as many say do more on health reform

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A new Associated Press health care poll found that those who think the government shouldn’t be in the health care business are out numbered... Read more

An obesity virus?

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Could a common strain of virus that causes acute respiratory symptoms in children be behind the surge on childhood obesity in this country? Researchers... Read more

Dump drugs on DEA

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Still have some of those muscle relaxants in the medicine cabinet from the time you strained your back a couple years ago? How about the Percocet... Read more

Do heartburn drugs increase risk of heart attacks?

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Researchers from Denmark seeking to understand whether proton-pump inhibitors – heartburn drugs like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix... Read more

FDA officials explain Avandia decision

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Three U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, including FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, explained their decision, announced Thursday... Read more

What Can Massachusetts Teach Us About Health Reform?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: Call it “Romneycare”. In 2006, then Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney championed a major overhaul... Read more

Glaxo’s diabetes drug Avandia restricted in US, off market in Europe

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it has decided to “significantly restrict” the use of rosiglitazone, the... Read more