DEA Healthcare Industry Breaking News: September 2009

37% of U.S. Teen Girls Got HPV Vaccine
But more than half of those girls who took the first shot decided not to continue with the full regimen of 3 shots needed for the vaccine to work. More...

Swine Flu: Pandemic or Panic?
36,000 Americans die from regular flu each year, but less than 600 have died from Swine Flu - and many of those had already weakened immune systems. More...

Cell-Phone Scientists: Take Precautions
Panelists found a higher level of salivary gland tumors among rural cell-phone users, and recommend a wired headset (rather than Bluetooth) as the safest option. More...

Ghostwriting Is Called Rife in Medical Journals
Six of the top medical journals published a significant number of articles in 2008 that were written by ghostwriters, according to a study released Thursday by editors of The Journal of the American Medical Association. More...

Pfizer Pays $2.3B, Largest Fine Ever Levied
The settlement includes $1.3 billion in criminal fines related to promoting Bextra for uses and in doses not approved by the FDA, increasing risk for heart attacks and strokes. More...

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