Blood and Hematology News

Blood and Hematology News

07/19/2006
C.E.R.A. Anti-Anemia Drug Maintained Stable Hemoglobin Levels In Dialysis Patients With Up To Once Every 4 Week Dosing In Phase III Clinical Studies
Dialysis patients treated with short-acting and frequently administered epoetin were switched to a once every two week or once every four week treatment and maintained stable hemoglobin (Hb) levels, according to data presented today.1,2 This new treatment is Roche''s investigational Continuous Erythropoietin Receptor Activator (C.E.R.A. [click link for full article]

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07/18/2006
US FTA Threatens Blood Supply - Australia
The safety of Australia''s blood supply could be at risk under the free trade agreement with the United States according to ANU research published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.As part of the Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), the Australian government agreed to recommend to the States and Territories that Australia''s plasma fractionation arrangements be opened up to overseas tender. [click link for full article]

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07/17/2006
Integrity And Quality Of Australia''s Blood Supply Must Be Protected
AMA (Australian Medical Association) President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today called on the Government to ensure that the integrity and quality of Australia''s blood supply are not threatened by the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). Dr Haikerwal was responding to fears expressed by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health in an online Medical Journal of Australia article that the AUSFTA will lead to imports of blood and plasma-derived products from the USA. [click link for full article]

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07/16/2006
Pine Bark Naturally Decreases Severe Chronic Venous Insufficiency Study Shows
Recent findings published in the journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hematosis show a significant symptom reduction of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in patients after supplementing with Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Over 35 years of research on Pycnogenol® demonstrate the antioxidant''s ability to improve blood flow and strengthen venous walls. [click link for full article]

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07/14/2006
USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History Of Virus In U.S. Blood Supply
USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person''s blood does not clot normally, mostly occurs in men, and hemophiliacs need transfusions of clotting factors on a regular basis, USA Today reports. [click link for full article]

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