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FDA Alerts Southern Florida
Patients to Possibly Inadequate Prostate Cancer Treatments(November
27) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting certain prostate
cancer patients in South Florida to the possibility that they may have been
given inadequate levels of the anti-cancer drug Lupron. This alert applies
only to prostate cancer patients who have been treated at Urology P.A. --
operated by Dr. Victor Souaid at 2100 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach, Florida.
Given Diagnostic Imaging
System, from Given Imaging Ltd, received approval on August 1, 2001,
is a swallowable capsule containing a tiny camera that snaps pictures twice
a second as it moves through the small intestine. It is intended to
visualize the inside of the small intestine to detect polyps, cancer or causes
of bleeding and anemia.
Operation Cure All
Battle Internet Health Fraud, FDA has joined with the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) and others in a program aimed at stopping Internet scams
that promote dietary supplements, devices, and other products as cures or
treatments for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (June 14)