DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry Breaking News: August 2009



The Dangers of Anti-Depressant Drugs
The FDA mandated black box warnings on all antidepressant drugs after recent publications found an increased risk of suicidal behavior. Overall, antidepressant pills work about 18% better than placebos. More...

Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies
Sitting upright in a car seat -- the position that's recommended -- can compress the chest and lead to lower levels of oxygen, according to a new study published online Aug. 24 in Pediatrics. More...

Parents Doubt Gardasil's Safety
The government report released Tuesday linked Gardasil to 32 unconfirmed deaths as well as incidents of blood clots and neurological disorders. More common, non-life threatening side effects of the vaccine included fainting, nausea and headaches. More...

Life Expectancy Hits New High of Nearly 78
The preliminary data are based on about 90 percent of the death certificates collected in 2007. More...

A Mini-Mutiny at AARP Over Health Care
Between 50,000 and 60,000 AARP members have left the organization since July 1, a spokesman for the group said. More...

Optimistic Women Live Longer, Healthier
Optimists less likely to develop heart disease, at lower risk of death than pessimists. More...

Study: Breastfeeding Cuts Breast Cancer Risk 59%
According to a large study of 60,000 women published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, women who had a first-degree relative, such as a sister or mother, with breast cancer had a 59% lower risk of developing the disease if they had ever breastfed than if they had never breastfed. More...

Recession means fewer babies; US births fell 2 pct
U.S. births fell in 2008, the first full year of the recession, marking the first annual decline in births since the start of the decade and ending an American baby boomlet. More...

Expanding Preventive Care May Add to Costs, CBO Says
Expanding preventive medical services may well improve public health, but for most preventive services, expanded utilization leads to higher, not lower, medical spending overall. More...

Denton Doctors Arrested for Illegal Prescriptions
Campbell and Lewis were charged with writing prescriptions for pain medication without the proper license from the drug enforcement Administration, known as the DEA number. More...

Med Mistakes Blamed in 200K Deaths a Year
Probe Points to Preventable Medical Errors, Hospital Infections; Says Report Meant to Reverse Tide Not Being Heeded. 20 states currently have no medical error reporting system. More...

Blues ease rate hike for 163,000
Attorney General Mike Cox has agreed raise rates 22% for 163,000 Michigan Blue Cross customers who buy their own health insurance instead of the 56% one year increase originally sought by the company. More...

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