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Proceed To Article Beating Back The Biological Clock
A pill currently under development, the so-called "career pill," (which is at least 15 years from being on the market), would allow women to delay ovulation during their teens and 20s, resuming it later in life when they are ready to have children. It would also delay the onset of menopause into the late 50s or 60s. More...

Proceed To Article No Over-The-Counter (OTC) Status For Statins
Food and Drug Administration advisers on Friday voted against allowing the cholesterol-lowering medication Pravachol (pravastatin), made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, to be sold directly to consumers in pharmacies. On Thursday, the same advisers voted against switching Merck & Co.'s cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor (lovastatin) from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) use. More...

Proceed To Article National Summit On Medical Errors And Patient Safety Research
The first National Summit on Medical Errors and Patient Safety Research is to be held on September 10-11, 2000, in Washington, DC. The goal of the National Summit is to review the information needs of individuals involved in the process of reducing medical errors and improving patient safety. Those interested in participating or in testifying as witnesses at the summit will find the information they need in today's Vidyya. More...
Proceed To Article Put Prevention Into Practice - Resources & Tools
The Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP) tools and resources are gathered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and based on scientific information and evaluation by users. The materials are designed for Health Care Systems and Clinicians, Office/Clinic Staff, and Health Care Consumers. All materials are evidence-based and promote a team approach to the delivery of preventive services. Download the materials for yourself in this issue of Vidyya. More...

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