Bayer settles with 30 states over Withdrawn drug BaycolThirty states reached on Monday $ 8,000 agreement with Bayer on suspicion that the pharmaceutical companies failed to adequately warn consumers about the risks associated with their cholesterol lowering drug Baycol, the AP / Winston – Salem Journal said, learned the company, following the introduction of Baycol in the U.S. In May 1998 that the medicine go much greater health risks than similar drugs, particularly when used in higher doses or taken in combination with other cholesterol lowering drug impotance . Bayer informed FDA about the drug’s increased risk, but not sufficiently warn consumers and doctors about possible problems, including a severe and potentially fatal muscle reaction that could cause kidney failure, said Blumenthal. Bayer voluntarily Baycol withdrawn from the market in August 2001 to register. The company is also prohibited from false or misleading claims in the future marketing and distribution of its products. The company needs $ 8,000 to the 30 states for future of consumer protection and enforcement programs to pay. The settlement includes (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin / / Chicago Sun-Times.

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Click the here to to Abstract.Sources: Journal abstract, NICAD press announcement.Written by: Catharine the paddock,The lawsues. Board Of Education Adopts Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculumpassed the California State Board of Education first sentence first set for health education content standards the says comprehensive sexuality education curricular, Media News / Contra Costa Times contain. The guidelines to make clear what twelfth student from the kindergarten to Category to to get about health issues.

Apply the new standards as part of the California Comprehensive Sex Health and have HIV / AIDS Prevention Education Act, came requires in motor in January 2004. The law ensures that students obtain that sex education in the schools will receive detailed information on chastity, the human sexuality, contraception, pregnancy and STIs in a age-appropriate manner. It also bans abstinence from-only sex education. For the new regulations , students will in the fifth class on the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and teaching in high school to learn to mental and physical effects of rape and sexual coercion to discuss. Hull, are required to provide students with a ‘a medically correct ‘information condoms and other forms of contraception, MediaNews / Times trusted. While health care categories these subjects were covered, since the law was passed, the new standard have closer.