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Internet-based sales of laetrile targeted for shut down. Internet-based clinical trial of new contraceptive gel to be launched.

Proceed To Article FDA Takes Action Against Firms Marketing Unapproved Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a permanent injunction against the marketing of unapproved new drugs by three corporations and one individual. The products, laetrile, in injectable and tablet form, and apricot seeds, are promoted and sold as cancer treatments by two Florida corporations and one Arizona business. More...

Proceed To Article Complementary & Alternative Medicine Information - Laetrile/Amygdalin
This complementary and alternative medicine information summary is an overview of the use of laetrile as an anticancer treatment. The summary includes a history of laetrile research, a review of laboratory studies, the results of clinical trials, and possible side effects of laetrile use. Get The Report...

Proceed To Article National Cancer Institute Launches Lung Screening Study
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is recruiting 3,000 current and former smokers for the Lung Screening Study, a year-long, $3 million study of spiral computed tomography (CT) scans, promising but unproven technology for lung cancer screening. While the study will not determine if the scans save lives the gold standard for any cancer screening test it will gauge the feasibility of a larger, longer study designed for that goal. More...

Proceed To Article Internet-Based Clinical Trials For New Contraceptive Gel
OmniComm Systems, Inc. announced it is partnering with Optima Worldwide, Ltd., to launch US testing of a new vaginal gel for the potential prevention of pregnancy and the most common sexually transmitted diseases. More...

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Epidermal Testosterone Patch Helps Revive The Sex Drive Of Women With Surgically-Induced Menopause
A study released yesterday by the New England Journal Of Medicine is being repeated in several publications and broadcast by nearly every major media outlet. As a result, female patients who may be experiencing a downturn in their libidos may inquire about the subject of the study--the testosterone patch. More...

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