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January 2005 Archives

Gestational Diabetes Can Lead to Preeclampsia

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Gestational Diabetes Risk BETHESDA, MD -- January 28, 2005 -- Woman who smoke have a greater chance of developing gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that first occurs during pregnancy, a new study suggests (Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Dec 15; 160(12): 1205-13). Gestational diabetes can...

FDA to Hold Hearing on Arthritis Drugs in February

Whistleblower FDA Scientist Allowed to Publish Vioxx® Data WASHINGTON, DC -- January 14, 2005 -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally given Dr. David Graham the green light to publish data showing that 88,000 to 139,000 people who took the arthritis drug Vioxx® (rofecoxib) had heart attacks or...

Capping Medical Malpractice Damages Does Not Lower Doctors' Premiums

Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies Inflated Losses, Consumer Group Reports SANTA MONICA, CA -- January 6, 2005 -- Medical malpractice insurance companies inflated their estimates of incoming claims and used the figures to justify premium increases for doctors, according to a study by the consumer watchdog group, the Foundation for Taxpayer...