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While peritoneal dialysis home therapy (PD) was originally introduced 30 years ago to offer patients with kidney failure a better way to filter toxins and fluids from the body overnight or several times a day in the convenience of their home, the economic advantages of PD have taken on increasing importance and visibility due to recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule changes and legislation affecting reimbursement and patient education.
DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter Healthcare Corporation today announced initiation of a Phase III clinical trial following U.S.
CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from clinical trials of three potential Alzheimer's therapies raise hope for new and better treatments of the disease, according to data reported today at the 2008 Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2008) in Chicago.
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U.S. health officials say they have been able to connect three deaths to a contaminated batch of the blood-thinning drug heparin.
Recalling how his newborn twins were nearly killed from an accidental drug overdose, actor Dennis Quaid testified before the U.S. Congress Wednesday, urging them to maintain the rights of patients to sue drugmakers for injuries.
In a letter sent to Changzhou SPL Co., the Chinese manufacturer of an ingredient found in heparin, the Food and Drug Administration warned that the company did not have proper methods of ensuring that impurities are removed from the controversial blood-thinning drug.
Baxter International Inc. faces a growing number of lawsuits from families who blame the company's blood-thinning drug heparin for deaths of loved ones. Heparin was used by millions of people to prevent drug clots during dialysis and other medical procedures.
Medical and drug scientists have long worried about animal- derived drugs, but they also know that the search for synthetic alternatives has often ended in frustration.
The controversy over blood-thinning drug heparin got thicker as dialysis patients in Germany reported sickness after using a different brand of the product.
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