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Proceed To Article News From The FDA
Viagra may soon have a rival for its piece of the multi-billion dollar anti-impotence drug market. Uprima, a sublingual pill made by Abbott Laboratories, has been recommended for FDA approval and may get the green light as soon as July 2000. Read the full report.

In other FDA news, Cisapride, a well-known medication for gastroesophageal reflux disease will be taken off the market voluntarily on 14-July-2000. Also, St. John's wort can have extreme adverse effects on patients taking protease inhibitors...

Proceed To Article Journal Highlights
Nearly 40% of medical practitioners report bending or breaking reimbursement rules to get their patients the treatment they need. Read about the alleged population of admitted rulebreakers and find a full-text link to the April 12, 2000 JAMA article that describes the study in detail.

NEJM was so impressed with a recent study from The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network that they released the findings a month early. Read Vidyya's summary of this important work.

Proceed To Article Welcome To Vidyyasm
We hope to make the Vidyya newsletter a valuable resource you will use every day. It is our mission to provide our readers with timely, accurate and informative information.

Proceed To Article Myths & Misconceptions
A great deal of information about vaccinations is available. However, the CDC reports that it has found inaccurate and misleading information published in the medical literature. Be ready for some common misconceptions by reading Six Common Misconceptions About Immunizations

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