Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and Seattle Public Theater will present ‘Science on Stage’ – staged readings with the director and cast of Seattle playwright Paul Mullin’s play ‘The Sequence.’
The US Food and Drug Administration has changed the labeling on long-acting opioids, such as OxyContin, in an effort to limit the use of these drugs to patients with severe refractory pain. Here’s is the Consumer Update from the FDA released today.
In state after state, the brand-name makers—led by the pharmaceutical giants Amgen and Genentech—have been unable to convince state legislatures to require pharmacists to notify doctors (and sometimes patients) when they substitute generics for brand-name biologic drugs.
If you’ve ever had a skin reaction when taking acetaminophen, don’t take the drug again and discuss alternate pain relievers/fever reducers with your health care professional.
Health apps are turning smartphones and tablets into exercise aides, blood pressure monitors and devices that transmit an EKG.
But which ones work?
New bioengineering technologies have the potential to greatly advance the lives of persons with paralysis, as well as amputation and numerous neuromuscular disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and others.
A new consumer-friendly form is now available for making reports to MedWatch, the Food and Drug Administration’s on-line system for collecting information about serious problems with drugs, medical devices and other products.
Giving prescribers access to education and advice or imposing restrictions on use can curb overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals.
The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997. “The issue of legislation on human cloning is about to get hot again,” says Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School.
Valproate medications include valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote CP, and Depakote ER), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and their generics should never be used by pregnant women for the prevention of migraines, FDA warns.
The Obama administration’s actions this week on emergency contraception have left many women’s health groups sputtering with anger.
At its annual gala and silent auction last Saturday the Puget Sound Blood Center highlighted patients who have benefited from the work done by the center’s staff and researchers.
In an unexpected finding, scientists in Seattle have found small molecules from bacteria, fungi and other organisms in human blood that could be influencing how our bodies function.
Adults who’ve smoked daily for at least the past year who want to quit within the next 30 days are needed for a study of a quit-smoking iPhone app being conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington and 2Morrow Mobile.