News tagged with kidney

FDA warns against misuse of laxatives

(HealthDay)—If you are constipated and need to use a laxative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that some products can be dangerous if you don't follow the dosing instructions or ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Authorities in US sue Novartis in kickback scheme

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. paid kickbacks to a specialty pharmacy in exchange for recommending refills of a blood transfusion drug it produces, according to an amended complaint filed Wednesday in a civil case brought ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Observing the observers

A kidney transplant is a lifesaving operation—and yet every year in the United States, about 10 percent of donated kidneys go unused, after being rejected by multiple potential recipients.

Jan 06, 2014
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New thresholds for blood pressure drugs sought

Fewer people could be prescribed high blood pressure medications in light of new guidelines published this week, which also call for raising the threshold to initiate drug therapy in people 60 and older.

Dec 20, 2013
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Home dialysis gains momentum

Of the 400,000 people on dialysis in the United States only 6 percent to 7 percent are treated with home dialysis. Yet, patients are significantly more likely to choose home dialysis if they are given that ...

Dec 19, 2013
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