Tag: Drugs

Health

New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved By FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly twenty years. There is controversy surrounding the decision made by the FDA. Some Alzheimer’s experts have argued that there was not enough evidence to indicate that the drug can help patients. The drug aducanumab targets the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, […]

Jamaica

Jamaica A Major Marijuana And Cocaine Transit Point

According to the U.S. Department of State, Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean source country of marijuana and a significant transit point for cocaine trafficked from South America to North America and other international markets. The report noted that traffickers export Jamaican-grown marijuana to other Caribbean countries in return for illicit firearms and other contraband. It also noted that “Jamaica’s geographic […]

EDUCATION School

Sex And Use Of Drugs Among U.S. High School Students Show Decreasing Trends

According to cdc.gov, the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report. However, the agency noted that the findings also leave cause for concern – especially among groups of young people who report multiple health risks. “The health of our youth reflects the Nation’s wellbeing,” said […]

NEWS

Jamaica Gets First Certified Pharmaceutical Laboratory

According to a press release from the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the Caribbean Public Health Agency-Drug Testing Laboratory in Jamaica (CARPHA-DTL) has been certified by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), as the first pharmaceutical laboratory in the island. Accreditation of CARPHA for laboratory testing and calibration techniques follows the ISO 17025 standard and marks a significant endorsement of […]

Food HEALTH/FOOD

FDA Says Yes To New Treatment For Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 3 Infections

Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Pharmaceutical Company based in Princeton, New Jersey, has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new product Daklinza (daclatasvir) with the use of sofosbuvir to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infections. According to the FDA, Daklinza is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat genotype 3 […]

NEWS

60 Minutes Shines Light On Price Gouging By Big Pharmaceutical Drugs Company

In a riveting and heartrending interview among medical practitioners, CBS’s 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl pulls the plugs on big drug companies and the astronomical price they imposed on cancer patients through medical doctors. The fact is one would be hard pressed to find families without a member who at one time or another has not suffered or died from […]