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Proceed To Article Pharmaceutical Industry News
The FDA has given approval for a new osteoporosis drug. Procter & Gamble's, Actonel ®, has proven ability to consistently reduce vertebral fracture. Read a full report compiled from PR Newswire and the FDA.

In other industry news, Health Canada has given the go ahead to Taxol ® (paclitaxel) injection as an adjuvant therapy for early stage breast cancer. Also, concerns are being raised regarding the use of ephedra containing over-the-counter diet aids...

Proceed To Article Influenza Prevention And Control Practices Updated
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has updated its recommendations for the prevention and control of influenza. The new recommendations are of interest for the addition of information on neuraminidase-inhibitor antiviral drugs and the lowering of the recommended vaccination age from 65 to 50. Read the HTML version of the report or download the .pdf document.

Proceed To Article Weird Science
The journal Science reports that IBM researchers have found a new way to use "fingers" made of silicon to detect defects in DNA. The new research could lead to nano-robots and new medical treatments...

Proceed To Article Web Site Review
The Web is flooded with medical information sites, but finding what you need in a hurry isn't always easy. One place to start is The Medical Matrix. The Matrix is one of the original compilers of medical information on the Web. Chances are, if what you're looking for is out there, it's listed in Medical Matrix. Read our review of the service or try it for yourself at

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