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2012-02-10 00:50:00

In Jan 25th 2012, Abbott Laboratories (the company manufacturing Depakote) reported that 2011 selling, general and administrative expense report includes $1.5 billion of litigation reserves related to ongoing settlement discussions in the investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, through the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, related to Depakote. Depakote is a drug most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and...

2012-02-09 13:16:01

After birth for children with spina bifida In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that, for children with spina bifida, surgery conducted while the fetus is still in utero as opposed to surgery on a newborn is more cost effective due to the costs associated with caring for a child with significant deficits. This study, A Cost Effective Analysis of...

2011-10-19 20:21:59

Many other congenital conditions, including autism, may one day prove to be related to environmental pollutants Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University. Two of the pesticides found in high concentrations in the placentas of affected newborns and stillborn fetuses were endosulfan and lindane. Endosulfan is only...


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