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Article ID: 29838

Seizure Drug Tames Tamoxifen-Induced Hot Flashes

University of Rochester Medical Center

A pilot study shows that breast cancer patients who suffer hot flashes as a side effect of tamoxifen therapy got significant relief from a common seizure medication, gabapentin.

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Article ID: 29768

Implantable Pain Pumps Improve Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

Johns Hopkins Medicine

An implantable pump that delivers pain medication in a slow-release fashion directly into the spinal fluid could greatly improve the pain relief, overall quality of life and survival for cancer patients living in pain, according to an international study completed at Johns Hopkins, the Medical College of Virginia and 25 other medical centers.

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Article ID: 29725

Quality of Life in Cancer Clinical Trials

UC Davis Health

Contrary to common wisdom, cancer treatment is not disrupted -- but may be enhanced -- when interventions designed to improve patients' physical, functional, emotional and social well-being are provided during clinical trials.

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Article ID: 29787

Targeted Cancer Vaccine May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Ludwig Cancer Research

Phase I study suggests that a protein-based vaccine may safely activate anti-cancer defenses.

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Article ID: 29828

Ethical Dilemmas Put 'Life's Blueprint' Under Strain

University of Rochester Medical Center

The ethical dilemmas made possible by genetic technology, including genetic discrimination in the workplace, as well as a review of the latest research and the status of legislation, are among the topics at a symposium on genetic privacy and discrimination June 14-15.

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Article ID: 29823

Scientists Warn Against Anti-Aging Hype

University of Illinois at Chicago

Fifty-one scientists who study aging warn consumers about false claims and the medical dangers of anti-aging therapies.

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Article ID: 29822

MedMARx 2000 Report Identifies Key Medication Error Issues

United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

USP is pleased to announce the availability of Concepts and Cases: Summary of Information Submitted to MedMARxSM in the Year 2000. Concepts and Cases highlights key models and theories that are important to understanding medication errors. This information, and the cases are provided to health care professionals and others as an additional educational resource.

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Article ID: 29821

Similarities Observed in 1999 and 2000 MedMARx Reports

United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

The MedMARx 2000 Report, Summary of Information Submitted to MedMARx in the Year 2000: Charting a Course for Change, released by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, amplifies the findings of the 1999 MedMARx Data Report.

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USP Releases the MedMARx 2000 Data Repot

United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

USP released its MedMARx 2000 Report, Summary of Information Submitted to MedMARx in the Year 2000: Charting a Course for Change. This second annual report from the MedMARx Program is the most comprehensive and current compilation of medication error data submitted by hospitals and health systems nationwide.

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USP Supports the Medication Error Prevention Act of 2002

United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

USP said that it supports the Medication Error Prevention Act of 2002 recently introduced by Rep. Connie Morella (R-MD). The bill, H.R. 4673, is an important step in aiding to reduce medication errors by enhancing legal protections in order to facilitate the reporting of such errors.

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