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Consumer medication information falls short, UF researchers say

Consumer medication information falls short, UF researchers say

Published: Feb 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida pharmacy faculty members will tell a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel this week that the information that accompanies prescription medicine often does not follow FDA format and content recommendations.

Treating drug-addicted doctors is good medicine

Treating drug-addicted doctors is good medicine

Published: Feb 24th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs can be treated successfully and returned to medical practice with the help of special programs that couple referral to treatment and monitoring with rapid responses to noncompliance, University of Florida researchers report.

Genetic tests may improve dosing of widely used anti-clotting drug

Genetic tests may improve dosing of widely used anti-clotting drug

Published: Feb 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors can use a patient’s genetic information to more accurately prescribe doses of a commonly used blood-thinning drug whose potency and side effects vary greatly from one person to the next, reports an international team of medical scientists including researchers from the University of Florida.

Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates

Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates

Published: Feb 18th, 2009

Slideshow GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How long a patient survives after a kidney transplant could depend on where he or she signs up to get the surgery, new research from the […]

Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss

Published: Feb 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vitamin supplements can prevent hearing loss in laboratory animals, according to two new studies, bringing investigators one step closer to the development of a pill that could stave off noise-induced and perhaps even age-related hearing loss in humans.

Pediatric Hodgkin’s disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

Pediatric Hodgkin’s disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

Published: Feb 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who as children got radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s disease are almost 40 times more likely than others to develop breast cancer, according to findings from five […]

Potential new herpes therapy studied

Potential new herpes therapy studied

Published: Feb 3rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new therapy being developed at the University of Florida could, in time, produce another weapon for the fight against herpes. The gene-targeting approach uses a specially […]