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Chips
Olestra - "All That And A Bag Of Chips."


Proceed To Article FDA Grants Priority Review For Femara As First-Line herapy In Advanced Breast Cancer
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that the supplemental new drug application for FemaraÒ (letrozole tablets) as first-line therapy in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer has been designated for priority review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). More...

Proceed To Article Femara - Prescribing Information
The recommended dose of Femara (letrozole tablets) is one 2.5 mg tablet administered once a day, without regard to meals. Treatment with Femara should continue until tumor progression is evident. No dose adjustment is required for elderly patients. Patients treated with Femara do not require glucocorticoid or mineralocorticoid replacement therapy. More...

Proceed To Article Anesthesia Management Of Cataract Surgery Subject Of New Evidence Report
A new report prepared for the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) concludes that currently employed approaches to anesthesia management provide adequate pain control for successful cataract surgery. But the report also says that more data are needed on patient preferences and cost effectiveness to determine the optimal strategies for anesthesia management during cataract surgery. More...

Proceed To Article First Case Of Congenital CJD Feared
British doctors told the London, Sunday Telegraph that they believe a baby has been born with new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). An 11-month old girl, whose mother died earlier this year is exhibiting symptoms of the disease, according to a team of four specialist who examined the girl. More...

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Olestra Ingestion Linked To Lower Cholesterol And Fat Intake
Frequent consumption of potato chips, tortilla chips or other savory snack foods made with the fat substitute olestra is associated with a significant reduction in serum cholesterol levels and dietary fat intake, according to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. More...



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