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August

Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • Potential Heart Risk with Parkinson's Drug Stalevo

    The Los Angeles Times (8/20, Maugh) "Booster Shots" blog reported that "the Food and Drug Administration on Friday cautioned that it is investigating the possibility that the combination Parkinson's drug Stalevo [combined carbidopa/levodopa and entacapone] may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in elderly patients who are taking it." The FDA "urged patients not to stop taking the ...
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  • Glaxo's Memo on Avandia.

    The New York Times (8/20, B3, Harris) reports that Food and Drug Administration "regulators ordered GlaxoSmithKline to send a letter to crucial doctors describing a hearing in July where an expert advisory panel discussed the risks of Avandia [rosiglitazone], the company's controversial diabetes medicine." Now, "a federal official and some members of the panel...say the company's letter is ...
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  • More ADA-related discrimination filings in 2009 than in any other year.

    USA Today (8/20, Bello) reports more people with disabilities "filed charges of discrimination against their employers last year than at any other time in the 20-year history of the Americans with Disabilities Act." In 2009, nearly 21,500 ADA-related charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. USA Today says the main reasons for the increase were "the recession and an ...
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  • Power and Brown Law Firm Sponsors Oscarville Kids Don't Float Site

    Power & Brown, LLC sponsored another Kids Don't Float Life Jacket Loaner Site this year in Oscarville. This is Power and Brown's second sponsor site. The firm also sponsors a site in Napaskiak. The Kids Don't Float Program provides a simple way for parents to borrow a properly sized children's life jacket. "We handle personal injury cases in our law practice," Michele Power said, "We sponsored ...
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  • Protecting Kids from Dangerous Dogs

    During the spring and summer when children spend more time outdoors, the chance of being bitten or attacked by a dog increases. Dogs seem to be everywhere in Bethel. On the way to the post office you may see a black dog. When you go to AC you may see a brown dog. On the way to the boat harbor, you may see spotted dogs. Perhaps there is even a strange dog or two running free around your house. The ...
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