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Hcg And Fda Approval
FDA: Fda, the food and drug administration, is a federal agency that was created to gaurantee the safety of food and prescription drugs in the United States. They also try to gaurantee the effectiveness of drugs, and require testing before a drug is approved for use to show that the product is both safe and effective. This is important for so called generic drugs, which don't require the same testing. ...Read more
Side effect profile.: Terbutaline can block the uterine contractions of the final common pathway leading to preterm labor, however it does nothing to address the etiology of preterm contractions and has significant and potentially life-threatening maternal side effects with tachycardia, hyperglycemia and arrhythmias. There is little evidence that terbutaline (a brochodilator by design) is useful for long-term tocolysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best we have: I understand your concerns. However, while the fda may be questioned, it is genrally the best agency available in most developed nations to control and regulate the distribution of drugs and food. While i may have many criticisms of the fda, it does provide some degree of protection with a relative degree of limited bias. One of the primary problems is the prohibitive cost of evaluation. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Wishful thinking: Jg, all of us -- myself included -- want to believe disinformation campaigns offering false hope. Yes, real medicine has problems. But think -- no conspiracy could be this vast. Real science is the most cutthroat of all human activities. If mms (industrial-strength bleach to drink), "vitamin b17" (usually amygdalin) or dichloroacetate worked, a real scientist would prove it & win the nobel prize. ...Read more
All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more
Probably safe but...: I can't know for sure as I was unable to find details of what they contain. I found this list of ingredients: http://tinyurl.com/z9av57t It looks like they contain herbs rather than vitamins. These herbs have a long history of medicinal use and are generally safe, but not all herbs are appropriate for everyone so side effects are possible. The FDA does not "approve" supplements but regulates them. ...Read more
A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?
Agree with you: Arixta is effective in for venous blood clots. It works faster than warfarin but has to be injected, so it is given temporarily. Sometimes it is selected bec of a Heparin allergy. For atrial fibrillation, there are 3 new pills (pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis) that can be used instead of warfarin. They are very attractive because they dont require monthly blood test monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: And that is a problem. Sometimes, a drug company can withhold research that is not beneficial to their product but not of a primary concern. However, that "minor" concern may later be important if scores of patients get an adverse event. ...Read more
No, emphatically: Testing is what keeps us from the days of thalidomide. There should be more testing truthfully. To be able to make sure medicines are safe and fully understood. There are incentives to make sure these medicines are safe in children too. It's post market monitoring and continued testing that catches medicines like vioxx that turn out to have unknown but notable adverse effects. ...Read more
"Novirin and Gene- Eden- VIR are natural antiviral supplements backed by clinical studies followed by FDA guidelines"- Is that true? Can I use them??
Garbage: pure hooey. Because companies that manufacture garbage like this have such strong lobbyists, they can put whatever they wish on the label--so long as they print that they do not claim the junk will treat any disease. I have many patients with severe immune problems and if this junk worked I would be extraordinarily happy. Treat hepatitis C? And all those others? Bull. ...Read more
NO: I get asked this question a lot. I tell patients think about what you're doing exactly: 1. Taking a hormone that can modulate other hormones and is only elevated during pregnancy (un-natural) 2. You're ingesting merely 500 calories, some docs have modified it to 750 calories. But still too low for any person. It works as an immediate, fast tool for weight loss but not for good! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more
The hairmax Laser comb has been FDA approved for treating male pattern baldness. What's your opinion on this seeing as it's fda approved must work....
Maybe.....: however, if this was the case, there would be no bald men on the planet. The laser stimulation may stimulate viable follicles.....then again, sticking pins in a cushion and saying "buga-buga make my baldness go away"- may work just as well. SkyMall did a great job adverting this item. Having said that there is "some" accuracy to their claim: "buga-buga". ...Read more
Can a doctor , dentist lose there licence for promoting fluoride being that its never been approved to swallow by fda for safty n a correspondence with the food and drug administration (fda), sally stride uncovered some interesting facts about fluoride, n
Took fosomax for 7 yrs with little benefit (slightly worse each yr), then no meds x2 yrs. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, (zoledronic acid) prolia, fosomax? Ctx test results >300 so md eliminated forteo.
Maybe: I would not use this if i was pregnant or going to be pregnant as it is absorbed into the skin. No fda because it is not considered a prescriptive drug and i would be leary of any claims (they can claim anything). The best claims are backed up by double blind studies not paid for by the company. Buyer be ware. ...Read more
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