Susan Hasty, Publisher
Table of Contents . . . November 17th, 2002Non-Subscriber - Summaries Only
Addiction Medicine - Researchers say timing is optimal to conquer tobacco epidemic in U.S.
Homeland Security - CDC bioterror early warning system to be created
Environmental Toxins - CDC announces issuance of patent for detecting the presence of lead
West Nile Virus - Blood transfusions suspected in Ohio cases
Cardiac Arrest - Bystanders in public places able to operate AEDs
Dietary Supplements - AMA thinks FDA should ban ephedra diet aids
Epidemiology - AIDS blamed for mounting death toll in South African prisons
Meningitis - Rare form seen in painkiller-linked outbreak
Pulmonary Embolism - Abbott receives FDA approval to reintroduce Abbokinase
Regulatory Issues - Court overturns rules on pediatric drug testing
Regulatory Issues - Guidelines on weight loss marketing, advertising claims to be discussed
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency - FDA advisers recommend that trials go forward for bubble boy disease
Smallpox - Feds to monitor vaccine
Syphilis - Outbreaks at all-time low in U.S.
Tuberculosis Therapy - Study finds increased risk of liver injury with some TB medications
Type 2 Diabetes - Hispanic, American Indian children disproportionately affected
Weight Loss - FDA seizes dietary supplements with drug claims
West Nile Virus - Disease infects four Louisiana dogs, spreading to other animals
West Nile Virus - Paralysis difficult to diagnose without signs of infection
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