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Current tobacco reports show 50 years of progress

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Source: the-scientist.com Author: Jef Akst   In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on the effect that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco have on human health, presenting strong evidence of the link between smoking and lung cancer, among other adverse consequences. During the last 50 years, significant progress has been made in […]

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The FDA’s power over cigars

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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Source: www.latimes.com/health Author: editorial The 2009 federal law that required the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationto begin regulating cigarettes also gave it the option of regulating cigars. Now two bills, one in each chamber of Congress, would remove the agency’s authority over “traditional” cigars — the regular size that you’re used to, not the ones […]

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The Gardasil Problem: How The U.S. Lost Faith In A Promising Vaccine

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Source: Forbes Magazine, written by Matthew Herper Neal Fowler, 50, the chief executive officer of a tiny biotech called ­Liquidia, was assuming a position common to road-warrior entrepreneurs: leaning his elbows on the seat-back tray in an airplane so he could gaze at the screen of his laptop. That’s when he felt the lump in […]

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Court: Tobacco Health Labels Constitutional

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Source: Reuters.com Combination picture of new graphic cigarette packages, released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration June 21, 2011, shows a varied collection of a man on a ventilator, diseased lungs and dead bodies were among the graphic images for revamped U.S. tobacco labels, unveiled by health officials who hope the warnings will help […]

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Judge Rules Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Unconstitutional

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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 Source: Time Magazine- Healtland The government’s effort to put graphic warning labels about the dangers of smoking on cigarette packs hit another legal snag on Wednesday. A Washington judge declared unconstitutional a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandate that would force cigarette makers to use the labels, which include images of a corpse of a […]

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HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Autoimmune Disorders, Study

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Source: MedicalNewsToday.com A two-year study of nearly 190,000 girls and women, finds that Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine made by Merck & Co, does not trigger autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. The results are published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Study lead author Dr Chun […]

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Third Head and Neck Indication for Erbitux

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Source: The ASCO Post, January 1, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, Matthew Stenger   In the Clinic provides overviews of novel oncology agents, addressing indications, mechanisms, administration recommendations, safety profiles, and other essential information needed for the appropriate clinical use of these drugs.Cetuximab (Erbitux) was recently approved by the FDA for use in combination with platinum-based therapy […]

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UI professors: HPV editorial misses the mark

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Source: The Daily Iowan The Nov. 29 editorial “Recommend Pap smears, not vaccines, to prevent cervical cancer” completely missed the mark with regard to HPV vaccines. We are researchers and clinicians at the University of Iowa who study and treat HPV and other infectious diseases. It is disturbing to think that the article might dissuade […]

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Use and Acceptance of HPV Vaccine Still a Work in Progress

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Source: National Cancer Institute A bellwether moment in the history of cancer prevention came in 2006 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The vaccine, Gardasil, protects against the two primary cancer-causing, or oncogenic, types of the human papillomavirus (HPV)—HPV-16 and HPV-18. These types are responsible for […]

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Test Markets Reveal Women Choose Dissolvable Tobacco

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Source: Convenience Store News WINSTOM-SALEM, N.C. — Since starting a second round of testing, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s dissolvable tobacco products are proving popular among women. The product line — Camel Sticks, Camel Strips and Camel Orbs –do not require spitting, which could be a deciding factor among female tobacco users. According to a report […]

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