U.S. Grappling With Unexpected Shortage of Flu Vaccine
The United States anticipates an inadequate supply of influenza vaccine because Chiron Corporation in the United Kingdom would not provide the supply that was expected. The Centers for Disease Controal and Prevention have issued guidelines that what vaccine that is available should go to: Children ages 6-23 months, people over 65, those between ages 2 and 64 with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, health care workers and nursing home residents.
Publication Name: The Nation's Health
Xanax XR for panic disorder
Clinical testing reveals that extended-release benzodiazepine alprazolam (Xanax XR) is more effective than the immediate-release type for treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia. This is not recommended for long-term use, instead antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy are used. Dependence on the use of alprazolam is discouraged. It is FDA approved.
Publication Name: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
A tale of 2 pedunculated myomas
Two unusual cases of prolapsed pedunculated submucous myomas, a common benign tumor of the female genital tract was presented. In the first patient the prolapsed part measured 12 cm, with a 64-cm intrauterine part and the second patient had a prolapsed pedunculated submucous myoma that retracted into the uterus.
Publication Name: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology