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July 2007 Archives

Heart Attack, Heart Failure Reports Linked to Avandia

FDA Receives More Reports of Avandia® Side Effects WASHINGTON, DC -- July 20, 2007 -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seen a sharp increase in reports of heart attacks among patients who use the diabetes drug, Avandia®, since a medical journal article connected the drug to heart problems....

High Court Veers to the Right

NY Times Editorial Criticizes Current Supreme Court Headed by Roberts WASHINGTON, DC -- July 13, 2007 -- The current US Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice John Roberts, has too often "ruled in favor of corporations and powerful interests while slamming the courthouse door on individuals and ideals that truly...

Secondhand Smoke Causes Heart Disease and Lung Cancer

Number of Smoke-Free Households Increasing, but Secondhand Smoke Remains a Problem WASHINGTON, DC -- July 6, 2007 -- By 2003, about 72% of households did not allow smoking indoors, an increase from 43% in 1992-1993, according to a recent report by the government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....