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Proceed To Article JAMA Highlights
Although the fatality rate from driving under the influence of alcohol is down, the experience for child passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists differ.

Also in the 03-May-2000 JAMA, a new consensus statement has been published regarding the plague as a biological weapon. More JAMA Highlights...

Proceed To Article News From BMJ
The British Medical Journal provides a unique perspective on the funding debate for Viagra. The cost effectiveness ratio for the medication was superior to other therapies currently on the market. The abstract calls for the British National Health Service to consider funding for the drug. Read   Cost Comparison Viagra (Sildenafil) vs Papaverine-Phentolamine Injections.

Proceed To Article Bioengineered Foods To Face Increased FDA Scrutiny
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 03 May 2000 plans to refine the regulatory approach regarding foods created by modern biotechnology. The initiatives stem in part from input received during public outreach meetings and from pressures worldwide against bioengineered foods.    More...
Proceed To Article Counseling To Prevent Unintended Pregnancy
Between 1982 - 1996, births resulting from unintended and unwanted pregnancies have gradually increased since 1982. Approximately 40% of live births to women ages 15-44 were the result of unintended pregnancies, including 12% due to unwanted pregnancies. Health providers need to know what advice to give men and women to avoid unintended pregnancy.    More...

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