This week is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. How are you practicing safe use of prescription medications?
Category: General Health
Research and recent litigation against cosmetic manufacturer Johnson & Johnson have revealed that talcum powder products, including baby powder, put women’s health at risk. Talc has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer, and a study suggests that talcum powder may contain small particles of carcinogenic asbestos.
Studies from Microsoft researchers reveal that search engine data logs may prove a more efficient method of collecting data from pharmaceutical drug users, and could prove to be invaluable assets in the early detection of unexpected side effects.
The 21st Century Cures Act may dramatically change the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for new medical devices and prescription drugs, allowing insufficiently-tested products to enter the marketplace. The bill also raises concerns about the potential for drug manufacturers to participate in off-label marketing.
College health can be tricky to navigate. This guide will help you understand how to recognize and treat two of the most common campus illnesses.