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Birth Control Made Free By The Obama Administration

Posted on 01 August 2011 by admin

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – President Obama and the Obama administration have freed birth control and other contraception for anyone in the U.S. with private health insurance.

Those with private health insurance are no longer going to have to shell out a co-pay the next time they go to purchase contraception such as birth control. Continue Reading

Benlysta Approved For Lupus Patients

Posted on 10 March 2011 by staff

Help is finally here for patients living with lupus as the FDA have just given approval to a new drug.

Human Genome Sciences Inc is the manufacturer of Benlysta, the first lupus drug to be approved in the last 50 years. Continue Reading

Posted on 09 March 2011 by staff

Following the untimely deaths of four infants between six months and two years of age the Japanese health ministry is continuing to refuse to reinstate the use of two vaccines that maybe responsible for the deaths.

The infants who died all received either Pfizer’s Prevenar or Sanofi’s ActHIB, and died either on the day or the day after receiving the shots.

Posted on 07 March 2011 by staff

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – The Japanese health ministry have pulled two children’s vaccines from the market while they investigate the death of four infants who were given either Prevenar, manufactured by Pfizer, or ActHIB, made by Sanofi Pasteur. The children, all between six months and two years of age died on the day, or the day after receiving the shots.

Posted on 07 March 2011 by staff

Japanese health ministry pulls Pfizer and Sanofi vaccines following infant deaths

Japanese health officials are in a tizzy after the death of four children believed to have been caused by certain vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Sanofi.

According to the country’s health ministry four children given either Pfizer’s Prevenar and Sanofi’s ActHIB, have died and the use of these two drugs has been suspended while an investigation is carried out.

Posted on 06 March 2011 by staff

Topamax Linked To Birth Defects In Newborns

Ottawa (HealthKnowItAll) – A new warning has been released by the FDA linking a risk of birth defects in newborn babies whose mothers take an Epilepsy drug called Topamax.

The drug, made by drug giant Johnson & Johnson has been shown to increase the risk of oral birth defects in infants including cleft lips or cleft palate, both of which are very serious.

Posted on 05 March 2011 by admin

FDA Issues Warning For Pregnant Women Taking Topamax

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – Pregnant women often fear taking drugs because of the possible harm that they can cause their unborn children and now the FDA has gave them reason to be concerned as they have issued a stout warning for a migraine drug called Topamax.

The drug is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and according to the regulatory agency can increase the risk of oral birth defects in infants including cleft lips or cleft palate deformities.

Posted on 03 March 2011 by admin

Houston (HealthKnowItAll) – The Food and Drug Administration has put out an order to immediately remove over 500 unregulated and unapproved cold and cough medication from the market.

While the drugs have not had any major side effects – mostly drowsiness – there is concern that there could be worse medical problems in the future.

Posted on 03 March 2011 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Researchers have found that those who take ibuprofen have a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Studies have now shown that people who take ibuprofen anywhere from weekly to several times a week have a decreased risk in developing Parkinson’s disease later on in their lives.

Posted on 01 March 2011 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – The five chemicals that make up popular herbs named Spice and K2 have been banned by the Drug Enforcement Agency, with the agency using their power to put the chemicals into the highest restriction category called Schedule 1. The two herbs are able to be smoked and are extremely popular due to the high the user gets – a high that is much the same as one received from using marijuana.