Monthly Archives: October 2009

  1. There will be enough vaccine

    The European Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou, received a proposal from two of the three pharmaceutical companies producing the vaccine approved by the EU to reduce to a single dose recommendation, after taking these into account the results of scientific evidence demonstrating its effectiveness . The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) will consider this proposal and shall decide in coming days.
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  2. EU hopes people still want to have a swine flu vaccination

    European Union health ministers met in Luxembourg Monday to debate sharing national stockpiles of vaccines against swine flu with countries which are not so well prepared for the pandemic.
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  3. Spanish people self-medication

    20% of citizens do not check the expiration date when you re-use a medication kept in the kit, kept more than half the drugs that are left of a treatment once the disease.
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  4. Swine Flu: A nun doctor campaigns against vaccination

    There is a video in the network starring by Teresa Forcades where this doctor and nun, lists the deficiencies associated with influenza A, explains the consequences of the declaration of PANDEMIC by WHO, the policy implications resulting therefrom, and makes a proposal to maintain calm as well as an urgent call to activate legal mechanisms and public participation in regard to this issue, all providing scientific data.
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  5. Three americans share 2009 Nobel medicine prize

    Americans Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak were named winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for work that has implications for cancer and aging research.
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  6. HRA Pharma new generation emergency contraceptive

    HRA Pharma , a privately-held, European pharmaceutical company that designs products, devices and supporting services in reproductive health and endocrinology, announced today that ellaOne(R) (ulipristal acetate, 30mg), its new generation emergency contraceptive, has been launched in France, Germany and the United Kingdom via local HRA teams. HRA Pharma will progressively launch ellaOne in all European countries over the coming months.
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  7. More cancer patients having healthy breasts removed

    A growing number of breast cancer patients are taking radical steps to avoid going through cancer again.
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  8. New eye drops for glaucoma treatment

    Merck & Co., Inc. has launched SAFLUTAN® (tafluprost) in the United Kingdom and Spain, and additional launches in other countries are expected over the next several months, pending regulatory approvals, the Company said today.
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