Tonks, Alison
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1462
Academic Journal
The article offers news briefs related to medicine. A clinical trial of the antiarrhythmia drug dronedarone by the drug company Sanofi-Aventis revealed the drug can be fatal to patients with heart failure. Administering antibiotics in a particular sequence has proven effective in treating patients with Helicobacter pylori. A study suggests that drinking coffee may decrease mortality rates for women.


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