News @ a glance
- FDA bans UK blood donation. Ault, Alicia // Nature Medicine;Jul99, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p719
Reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to prohibit blood donation from people who resided in or traveled to Great Britain during 1980-86. Epidemiology of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; Implication for the blood banking industry.
- Tories banned gay organ donors for votes. Rau, Krishna // Xtra (Toronto);1/31/2008, Issue 607, p7
The article reports on the accusation against the Canadian federal government of political interference in the decision by Health Canada to ban gay men from donating organs in December 2007. Health Canada prohibits a man who engaged in sexual activity with another man in the past five years from...
- Banning the blood ban. Chin, Sydney // Philadelphia Gay News;5/30/2014, Vol. 38 Issue 22, Special section p2
The article discusses the need for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reform its current policy on men who have sex with men (MSM), not allowing openly gay men to donate blood, as it could result to persistent blood shortage for the American blood bank. It discusses FDA stating that...
- Lifetime ban. // Echo Magazine;5/31/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 19, p21
The article reports on the continuing ban by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on gay men donating blood to prevent the spread of HIV. Criticism of the policy by the Red Cross, America's Blood Centers, and other blood groups is mentioned. The groups say improved blood tests that can...
- Unrelated living organ donation: ULTRA needs to go. Choudhry, S.; Daar, A.S.; Richards, J. Radcliffe; Guttmann, R.D.; Hoffenberg, R.; Lock, M.; Sells, R.A.; Tilney, N. // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jun2003, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p169
Examines the distinction drawn by Great Britain's Unrelated Live Transplant Regulatory Authority between genetically related and unrelated donors. Conditions for lifting the prohibition against unrelated living donation; Goals underlying the regulation of live organ donations in Great Britain.
- South African doctors arrested in kidney sale scandal. Sidley, Pat // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/3/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7515, p473
Reports that five doctors, who are allegedly connected with illegal trading in human organs, were arrested in South Africa. Police officer Bala Naidoo, who indicated there was international cooperation in the investigation that focused on the sale of kidneys from Brazilian donors; Physicians...
- Out of the Quagmire. Beals, Dean // Pharmaceutical Executive;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p80
The article emphasizes the need for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry to find an effective, unbiased model for funding continuing medical education (CME). Suggested strategies to fund CME include applying Food and Drug Administration (FDA) application user fees toward DME funding, and block grant...
- Kessler, study get emotional over DTC. M. A. // Medical Marketing & Media;Mar2007, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p26
The article reports on the findings of the study regarding television drug advertisements published in the 2007 issue of "Annals of Family Medicine." According to the study, emotional messaging is the most common type of delivering information in television advertisements. U.S. Food and Drug...
- Rx ad mistake. // Advertising Age;7/20/1998, Vol. 69 Issue 29, p16
Presents thoughts on the decision of the United States Food & Drug Administration to allow celebrities to promote prescription drugs in television commercials.