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    University of Phoenix
    As the leading online school in the nation, Phoneix University offers various pharmacology online courses to take in your own time.
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    KAPLAN University
    One of the largest online universities with a widely recognized name, Kaplan University offers a myriad of online pharmacology courses that fit your schedule.
Marketers of Unapproved Chelation Products Warned about Making Unproved Claims
by admin on: July 13th, 2011
The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) encompasses a set of laws that provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the authority to act as an overseer of the safety of cosmetics, drugs and food. Originally passed in 1938, this act is regularly updated. In mid-October 2010, the FDA, acting in accordance with the FFDCA, issued warnings the following eight companies regarding their marketing of over-the-counter (OTC) chelation products: Artery Heart Institute, LLC Cardio Renew,...
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New Hope for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
by admin on: July 11th, 2011
The term post traumatic stress disorder became more known to the general public when it was used to describe anxiety problems that affected veterans who had served in the Vietnam War. Prior to the Vietnam War, the illness was often referred to as shell shock; the extreme trauma some soldiers had after returning home from violent war zones. The syndrome does not affect only war survivors, however. It is an anxiety problem that can cause symptoms in anyone who has experienced a deeply traumatic...
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Consumers! Beware of Products from Rising Sun Health
by admin on: July 7th, 2011
In a news release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated October 13, 2010, Toby McAdam and Greta Armstrong, who run Rising Sun Health and The Center for Complimentary and Alternative Health of Livingston (Montana) have signed a prohibitory consent decree. This document prohibits them manufacturing and selling drugs that they have developed, and products that they have either adulterated or misbranded in violation of the law. Briefly, a consent decree is a legal term used to refer to...
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The Unglamorous Reality of Gambling Addiction
by admin on: July 5th, 2011
When we think of gambling, most of us envision a scene at a Vegas casino, with a blackjack dealer dealing out hands of cards or spinning a roulette wheel as the martinis are flowing. Thrills, excitement, glamour! Shades of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Can’t you just imagine being in Ocean‘s 11 doing the town in Vegas, walking out with buckets of cash; it’s all for the taking, right? Wrong. Gambling is a potentially ruinous addiction, one that can rob a person of his or her...
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Robert Edwards Awarded the Nobel Prize for In Vitro Fertilization
by admin on: July 1st, 2011
The 2010 Nobel Prize for Physiology was awarded to the man that helped develop the technique of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). His name is Robert G. Edwards and he is an English biologist that teamed with his colleague Dr. Patrick Steptoe to on this development. The technology resulted in the birth of the first test tube baby in 1978; the baby???s name was Louise Brown. Since the birth of Louise, there have been over four-million babies (worldwide) that have come into the world because of IVF. His...
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A New Warning for Patients Taking Bisphosphates for Osteoporosis
by admin on: June 29th, 2011
Bisphosphonates are drugs that are prescribed to patients that are diagnosed with a bone-thinning disorder called osteoporosis. In October 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a news release on their website indicating that there will be a change in the information contained on the labels of these drugs, as well as the medication guides that are provided as supplementary information. The reason for this change stems from an announcement in March of 2010; the FDA was conducting...
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Vivitrol Approved as an Opioid Addiction Treatment
by admin on: June 27th, 2011
Vivitrol is a brand name pharmaceutical drug that is also known as extended-release naltrexone. This drug is prepared as a suspension that is intended to be administered once a month via an intramuscular injection. In 2006, this drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for alcohol dependence. In October of 2010, Vivitrol was approved by the FDA for treatment of opioid dependence; opioid drugs include well known narcotics such as heroin and morphine. As noted...
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Actos (Pioglitazone) is Being Reviewed by the FDA for Risk of Bladder Cancer
by admin on: June 24th, 2011
Actos is a brand name formulation of a drug known as pioglitazone (or pioglitazone hydrochloride). This pharmaceutical agent may be prescribed as a ???monotherapy,??? although many physicians prescribe Actos as part of an adjunct therapy for managing a patient???s glycemic index. In most cases, the patients that require Actos are diagnosed with the most common form of diabetes: type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the United States, it is estimated that millions of Americans have been diagnosed with this...
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Gilenya (Fingolimod) Approved for Treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
by admin on: June 22nd, 2011
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease where the body???s immune system attacks the nerve cells and destroys the protective sheath (myelin sheath) that surrounds the nerve processes. This disease can be very debilitating because the protective sheaths aid the communication between the brain and the rest of a person???s body. The symptoms a person with MS present with will vary as they’re dependent upon the particular nerves that are affected. In fact, some patients report relatively minor symptoms...
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The FDA Announced Prescription Drug Avandia Use is Restricted
by admin on: June 20th, 2011
Avandia is the brand name formulation of the prescription drug rosiglitazone. This drug is classified as a thiazolidinedione (abbreviated TZD) and is used in combination with a special diet and exercise program in order to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where a person???s body is not capable of using insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas that controls blood-sugar levels). Avandia works by increasing a person???s sensitivity to insulin and helps prevent a serious condition...
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