A new study details the physiological reasons why COX-2
inhibitorsincrease the risk of heart disease. Suppressing the
production of one key fact does reduce pain, but it also deprives
the body of a mechanism to curb blood clots, resist artery
hardening, and regulate blood pressure.
A federal district court ruled that FDA cannot fail to rule on a
Sandoz's application for approval of omnitrope, a human growth
hormone, just because it has no policy for generic biologics. Court
watchers say the decision may help other generic biologics move
forward in the approvals process.
A University of Chicago professor explains his findings that serotonin induces gasping in oxygen-deprived infants. These results will probably not lead to Prozac prescriptions for babies, but they could be used to find a genetic marker for SIDS risk down the road.