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Friday, July 16, 2004

Lead Poisoning Linked to Use of Traditional Asian Medications

Several cases of lead poisoning that recently occurred in the US seemed to have resulted from the use of traditional medications found in India and other South Asian countries, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

Disturbing news to many Keralaites.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

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Friday, July 02, 2004

FDA Drug and Device Approvals: July 1, 2004

FDA Drug and Device Approvals: July 1, 2004 Yael Waknine July 1, 2004

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved leeches as a device for skin grafts and reattachment surgery, an oral HIV-2 antibody test with results in 20 minutes, generic dimenhydrinate injection for motion sickness, and a new device for the treatment of heart failure. The European Commission has granted the CE mark of approval for cetuximab in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer in the European Union (EU).

Very interesting reading indeed! The leeches might be very interesting to work with in a case of DVT! And the Oral HIV tests would mean a lot in the third world countries.