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Vidyya Medical News Service For 28-October-2000:

One of the most popular stories on the Vidyya site is from 04 August 2000 and concerns a once-a-day medication approved in August for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. In response to the popularity of the article, Vidyya has gone in search of more in-depth information on the drug, Concerta®. Two articles in today's issue focus on Concerta, its prescribing information and information for patients.

Another popular article featured in-depth information about cervical cancer for patients. The article and patient education materials are from the NCI and are an excellent resource for patients and practitioners.

Vidyya is proud to provide one of the most comprehensive patient handouts on breast implants available today. This educational brochure details: types of breast implants, complications, selection and more. Breast implants are not just for breast augmentation, but are an important part of breast reconstruction for the post mastectomy patient.

Individuals can play an important public health role by reporting to the US Food and Drug Administration any adverse reactions or other problems with products the agency regulates. The FDA is responsible for ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled. It also oversees medicines, medical devices (from bandages to artificial hearts), blood products, vaccines, cosmetics, veterinary drugs, animal feed, and electronic products that emit radiation (such as microwave ovens and video monitors), ensuring that these products are safe and effective.

As always, we hope you enjoy the issue.

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