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November 2002 Archives

FDA Pediatric Rule

Medical Drugs Not Adequately Tested for Child Safety WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 27, 2002 -- Doctors today do not have enough information about the safety of the drugs that they prescribe to children. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had created the Pediatric Rule to solve this problem. The...

FDA Records of Infant Drug Deaths

Drug Reactions Caused Infant Deaths WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 22, 2002 -- Adverse reactions to drug treatments are a significant cause of death and injury in infants under two years of age, according to medical researchers at George Washington University and the University of Maryland (Pediatrics 2002 Nov; 110(5):e53). The...

PPA Increased Stroke Risk

Bayer Sued Over Cold Medicine PITTSBURGH, PA -- November 15, 2002 -- Individuals from seven states who suffered strokes after using Alka-Seltzer cold medicine are suing Bayer, the product's manufacturer, in a U.S. District Court. The medication contains phenylpropanolamine or PPA. A dangerous drug that has been used as a...

Montgomery GI Bill Gets Increase in Education Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC -- November 8, 2002 -- Members of the military who qualify for Montgomery GI bill benefits for education received a raise in their monthly check. Beginning October 1, 2002, the amount for those on active duty and for certain reserve members increased from $800 a month to $900...