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Right To Try: Needed Legislation or Snake Oil?

Right To Try: Needed Legislation or Snake Oil?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

Thirty-eight states in the US have passed “Right To Try” laws. These are laws that are created to give terminally ill patients who have run out of options access to experimental drugs that have not completed the FDA approval process.  There is an effort underway to pass this type of legislation on a federal level. On February 8, the #LCSM (Lung...

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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 8 comments

Please take this short survey on Clinical Trials…then read on! Surveys on Perceptions of Clinical Trials If you are like most people, you may not have a very positive opinion of clinical trials.  At least that is what a recent survey conducted by MaPS/Millward Brown Analytic and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) suggests.  Only 40% of those...

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Cancer Research and Money: Financing Hope

Cancer Research and Money: Financing Hope

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Cancer Research and Money Funding has been stagnant for years– that’s what the fact sheet of the National Cancer Institute says.  This is the federal agency charged with finding a cure for cancer through research.  The $4.9 billion per year is spread across a spectrum of cancer investigations, each cancer getting a designated amount. What if this...

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Jury Duty? Understanding Clinical Trials

Jury Duty? Understanding Clinical Trials

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Not with these trials.  Clinical trials are scientific studies conducted to discover improved ways to treat, prevent, diagnose or screen for diseases. Clinical trials are either observational or interventional.  Observational trials are like longitudinal studies.  Interventional trials are the ones in which individuals are assigned to control or...

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