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Acupunture may help cocaine users battle addiction, drug updates and much more...


Proceed To Article Acupuncture Shows Promise As Treatment For Cocaine Addiction
In the continuing search for an effective therapy for cocaine addiction, acupuncture, an ancient Chinese therapy, combined with modern Western treatments, may hold promise. More...

Proceed To Article Important CDC Statement: Study Results of Product Containing Nonoxynol-9 And Spread Of HIV
At the International AIDS Conference held in Durban, South Africa, from July 9-14, 2000, researchers with the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) presented results of an important study about HIV prevention in women. They studied a product widely used in spermicides, nonoxynol-9 (N-9), to determine if it would be effective in preventing HIV transmission. More...

Proceed To Article Arm Testing Strips Are A New, FDA Approved, Way For Diabetics To Test Blood Glucose With Less Pain
A new test strip has received FDA Approval for arm testing, thereby avoiding the often painful need to finger stick in order to collect a blood sample. The strip will be marketed soon to all Medicare and private insurance patients throughout the United States. More...

Proceed To Article FDA Approves Pulmicort Respules For Asthma
The FDA has approved Pulmicort Respules (budesonide inhalation suspension) for asthma in children between the ages of one to eight. Pulmicort Respules is the first anti-inflammatory corticosteroid formulated for inhalation using a nebulizer in this age group. More...

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Summary: June 2000 Safety-Related Drug Labeling Changes
Drug labels change, then change again. It's hard for a busy professional to keep up with them all. It certainly isn't the world's most exciting reading, but a quick scan of this article and you're up-to-date on drug label changes. At least for this month, that is. More...


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