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Formaldehyde: Inhalation of industrial formaldehyde has been shown to cause exposed individuals to have a decrease in performance, lack of concentration, loss of memory, disturbed sleep, impaired balance, variations in mood, and irritability. Oral exposure has been found to cause lethargy, seizure, and loss of consciousness in occupational exposure, the neurotoxicity is low. ...Read more
No: It is not yet possible to do this. ...Read more
No: We are not there yet. There are many immunological and ethical issues still to overcome. ...Read more
See below: Plendil is now available in generic form as felodipine. Same drug; cheaper price. ...Read more
I would ask them: Companies can discontinue products for a number of reasons. Poor sales, unavailable raw materials, etc. Can lead to the extinction of your favorite products. Don't give up on flossing just because of that. There are many brands/varieties of floss out there and try them one at a time until you find one that you like. Btw, I don't know what j&j does to floss to make it work better on sensitive gums. ...Read more
Eruthropoietin: It is secreted by the kidneys, simply. When kidneys fail, all functions are reduced. Industrial production of erythrop works as good as the natural one. ...Read more
75 year old male, been taking testosterone injections for about 5 years, how do I stop taking shots and will I start manufacturing testosterone again?
Testosterone: Do not know enough about you to make recommendations. Must discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
List below covers most of the rx drops commonly used in us today:
bausch and lomb
falcon (generic manufacurer of alcon)
there are a few other, smaller manufacturers as well. ...Read more
Endodontic fiber posts: glass vs quartz. Can you explain composition and manufacturing differences?
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Want to apply to medical school and eventually become a spine surgeon I have a past felony drug conviction for manufacturing and delivering cocaine and criminal conspiracy should I not even waste my time or is worth my time to pursue this career as a surg
While a clean record is not an absolute requirement to become a surgeon, it certainly helps. There are several obstacles to becoming a surgeon with a felony conviction. First, you would have to convince a medical school admissions committee that you have the character and traits they are looking for in an applicant. At the end of medical school, you would need to convince a orthopaedic or neurosurgery residency program that you have the character and traits they are looking for. As both orthopaedic and neurosurgery training programs are extremely competitive, this history does put you at a disadvantage. For both admissions processes, it is typical to ask about any prior convictions.
Even if you were to navigate medical school and residency successfully, you would still need to become licensed by the state you want to practice in, and obtain certification by the drug enforcement agency (dea), and possibly by the state controlled substances board. The dea and states may have specific restrictions preventing licensure with a prior felony drug-related conviction.
Before proceeding, I would recommend that you check with the dea and with whichever state you want to possibly practice in about their laws regarding licensure in your circumstances. ...Read more
By who?: Compounding pharmacists are supposed to meet certain standards and they custom make bioidentical hormones. Some are manufactured by big pharma such as estrace, aka Estradiol and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (progesterone) which are bioidentical. They have lots of standards. Don't try to figure this out on your own, find a doctor your trust and let them guide you. ...Read more
Are there any differences between the different brands that manufacture loratadine? Say loradine® and lorfast?
Sure is possible: FDA works hard to assure biocompatibilities among generics and vs. Their patented counterparts. Still, individuals can and do experience differences. I assume you speak of sedation with loratadine? Many say they experience sedation even with branded Claritin (and placebo pills, BTW). ...Read more
Paregoric: Paregoric and Laudanum are two different drugs. They are still manufactured and are available in the US. Paregoric is a tincture of opium but the exact formulation varies somewhat. Keep in mind that Laudanum, while also a tincture of opium is a considerably more powerful mixture. Confusion about this has led to some deaths. ...Read more
Transfats: Are human made by adding hydrogen atoms to vegetable oils. The process turns liquids into solids, such as in the case of margarine. Please avoid these at all costs. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Kosher salt: Kosher salt is non-iodized salt. You can find it at the grocery store. Some pharmacies also have non-iodized salt. ...Read more
Depends upon the co.: It depends on the company. Cipla pharmacueticals is certainly reliable and the cows are not allowed to roam in the manufacturing areas. (i am being serious about this). Try to find out if the drugs manufactured are controlled by any uk agency prior to being sent to canada. I think I would trust the uk to monitor its factories well. Half of the filler in our pills is from china. Safe? Gok. ...Read more
Rash: Hi. The most common adverse reaction to PTU (propylthiouracil) is a rash. Some of these people can be switched to methimazole and do fine. The serious side effect we worry about is neutropenia (low white blood cell type that fights bacterial infection). The problems go away with stopping the drug. You might want to proceed thy radioactive iodine therapy. ...Read more
In India: Hi. Teriparatide is the most potent drug we have for osteoporosis, but it's only available in the US as Forteo from Eli Lilly. Bonista (NOT to be confused with Boniva, (ibandronate) a bisphosphonate drug for osteoporosis) is a generic teriparatide available from Ranbaxy only is India. If you have severe osteoporosis, I suggest you see a doc comfortable with treating that and discuss options. Fall prevention! ...Read more
I was wondering does the body manufacture its own LDL cholesterol or does it need a external source?
In 2011, a nuclear plant in japan leaked. How likely are comestic products manufactured japan in 2011 to be found with radioactive contamination?
Radiation: Very much unlikely. There are both japanese and international agencies that would be monitoring this. I would believe you are fine to use your products of choice. ...Read more
I am using liofen 500 mcg/ml, 20 ml injections to control spasticity. Now sun pharma company stopped to manufacture. From where did I get injection?
Why don't manufactures just make fire safety furniture and mattress, instead of poisioing smokers?
They do: If the only problem with smoking was that you might set your place on fire, there wouldn't be much said on this issue. Many items of furniture are treated for fire resistance but are unlikely to withstand the heat of using them to support a lit cigarette. Smoking is so bad, in so many ways that perhaps you can use this concern to quite smoking altogether. ...Read more
I bought generic clonazopam from india call oail 2mg. Manufactured by terrace, marketed by cyril. Are these real?
Hard to tell: It is hard to tell whether a medicine is a real brand name medicine, an equivalent generic, a counterfeit of brand name medicine, a generic that doesn't have the exact same medicine as the original, a counterfeit of a generic, etc..., when it is coming from a developing country. Such medicines, we hope, are closely inspected for authenticity if they are sold in american pharmacies. ...Read more