SSRIs

SSRIs: According to The Guardian the MCA have disbanded the expert committee for the review of SSRI anti-depressants.'We can confirm that we have now decided to dissolve the original group and appoint a new expert group to conduct the review. The membership of this new expert group has yet to…

CSM plasma guidance

The CSM has published guidance on the SOURCING OF PLASMA AND URINARY DERIVED MEDICINAL PRODUCTS [PDF] which lists 7 precautionary principles to guard agaisnt the possibility that plasma-derived medicinal products might transmit vCJD.

MCA under attack again

The MCA has had to respond to adverse comments in The Guardian. The article expresses concern about the links of some members of a review of SSRI anti-depressants with the pharmaceutical industry. An additional concern is that some of the members of the review committee have previously been on a…

Herbs

Herbs. Natural. Sent to us from Nature. Harmless? The FDA has today taken action to control the risk attached to use of Ephedra. "Although the overall evidence suggests that serious adverse events from ephedra appear to be infrequent," said Dr. McClellan, "we know that such events can be very serious…

Thiomersal

Thiomersal, a preservative used in vaccines and bugbear of the anti-vaccinators, has been given a clean bill of health [PDF] by the Committee on Safety of Medicines: 'Three new studies reinforce CSM advice from 2001 that there is no evidence of neurological adverse effects caused by thiomersal in vaccines according…
1 14 15 16