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  • Medicare Widens Drugs It Accepts for Cancer

    Source: New York Times The New York Times is running an article on Medicare’s announcement that it has expanded its coverage policy to pay for off-label use of cancer drugs. The decision has been welcomed by most oncologists around the country, but there is concern among other physicians, as well as consumer advocates, that the …

    Label: Cancer

    Posted on Thursday, Jan 29, 2009
  • Asbestos and Nanomaterials

    Source: HARN report considers health risks of high aspect ratio nanomaterials in relation to asbestos A group of scientists in the United Kingdom have recently published a paper showing that high aspect ratio nanomaterials (HARN) may have toxicological/pathological effects on the human body similar to asbestos. The report looked at certain kinds of these materials, such as carbon nanotubes, that share similar …

    Label: Asbestos

    Posted on Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
  • EPA Provides $2.1 Million Grant for Asbestos Research

    Source: Hamner Institute for Health Sciences The Hamner Institute for Health Sciences in North Carolina has signed a $2.1 million contract with EPA to conduct a long-term study of the asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore that was once mined in Libby, MT. The mine was shut down in 1990 when the asbestos contamination first received public notice. …

    Label: Asbestos Mesothelioma

    Posted on Monday, Jan 26, 2009
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