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August 2004 Archives

Alimta® May Slow Cancer Cell Growth

FDA Approves Pemetrexed (Alimta®) for Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, DC -- August 27, 2004 -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pemetrexed (Alimta®) this month for the treatment of patients with advanced or spreading non-small cell lung cancer who have had prior chemotherapy. The combination of...

About 12 Million Women Worldwide Smoke During Pregnancy

Pregnant Women Who Smoke Risk Having Babies with Oral-Facial Clefts ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND -- August 20, 2004 -- Pregnant women who smoke have a greater risk of having babies with cleft lips or cleft palates, according to a recent study (Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2004 Jul; 41(4): 381-6). This risk increases...

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Oregon

Medical Lobby's Claim That Doctors Are Fleeing Oregon Is False, Consumer Groups Report WASHINGTON, D.C. -- August 13, 2004 -- A new study shows that the number of doctors in Oregon has steadily increased, despite claims by the medical lobby that doctors are fleeing the state because of medical malpractice...