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A discussion of some of the comparatively recent history of patent medicines, supplements and some extraordinary, unevidenced interventions is taking place in the comments of a post about Patrick Holford’s claim to have visited all of the major nutritional research centres in the US . Whenever this topic comes up, people will refer to the patent medicine shows, hucksters and entrepreneurs of the US. If you will forgive a hobby-horse, I’d like to mention that we don’t need to look to the US for these fabulously self-aggrandising promoters of dubious pills and techniques. We won’t go into any detail but we ...
of questionable effectiveness sold under a variety of names and labels. The phrase is somewhat misleading because for the most part these products were trademarked , not patented (most avoided the patent process so as not to reveal products' often hazardous and questionable ingredients). In ancient times, such medicine was called nostrum remedium ("our remedy" in Latin ). The name patent medicine has become particularly associated with the sale of drug compounds in the nineteenth century under an array of colourful names and even more colourful claims. The promotion of patent medicines was one of the first major ...
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In fact, since the appearance of the growing number of prescription pain killers there have been an increased number of patients complaining of pain to their physicians.   The use of legally prescribed pain killers such as Oxycontin, Xanix, Percocet, Vicoden and many other addictive painkillers has been burgeoning.   Because of the ‘feel good’ effects of these drugs, many patients will continue use even after the pain is gone.   The truth is that we have had people suffering pains for centuries and the drugs of the day were always available to reduce the pain even as far back as 6000 BC.   ... market research, surveys and trends
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The director of D.C.'s HIV/AIDS, Hepatits, STD and TB Administration is stepping down after holding the post for three years. While D.C. still has the highest HIV rates in the country, Dr. Shannon Hader has been credited with making improvements in how the city addresses the HIV/AIDS epidemic,including an increase in testing and early treatment. A spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty says Hader is taking a job in the private sector. Dr. Nnemdi Kamanu Elias, currently the administration's chief medical director,will serve as the interim director while the city conducts a search for a permanent replacement. June 08, ... market research, surveys and trends

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articles on the patent medicine industry called “The Great American Fraud” ... Peruna from 28 to 18 percent. To warn his several million customers of the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Pfizer Earns $2.86 Bln on Lipitor Sales; Merck's Profit Slips ...
July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Pfizer Inc. had a $2.86 billion second-quarter profit on surging sales of its Lipitor cholesterol medicine. Demand for similar drugs helped Schering-Plough Corp. post its smallest loss in a year and Merck & Co. report its biggest sales gain in five quarters. Pfizer Chief Executive Hank McKinnell is seeking to defend Lipitor, the world's best-selling medicine, against challenges from AstraZeneca Plc's Crestor and a new combination drug from Merck and Schering-Plough called Vytorin. That medicine may win U.S. approval as early as Friday. The U.S. government last week lowered its estimate of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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It's worth stepping back and considering the larger story here. It took a raging national media controversy to persuade the GOP Senate candidate in Kentucky to state unequivocally that the Federal government should have the power to tell restaurants they are not allowed to decline African Americans service based on their skin color. After all, it's clear that Rand Paul been unwilling to embrace this idea -- for many years. Here's some proof: Dave Weigel has unearthed a 2002 writing by Paul in which he attacked a local paper, the Bowling Green Daily News, for endorsing the Fair Housing Act. The key is that Paul ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
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THE STORY OF COCAINE. HISTORY OF DRUG. Cocaine, first isolated in 1844, is one of ... Patent-medicine quacks peddled it from brightly painted wagons. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
From Patent Medicines to Patents for Indigenous Knowledge (event ...
are at stake. As David Hufford and other scholars of folk-and. The history of patent medicines is traditional medicine have pointed out, this ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
HISTORY of the COMSTOCK PATENT MEDICINE BUSINESS and Dr. Morse's ...
This story, which was first disseminated as early as the late 1850s, was an entire fabrica- tion. Throughout the patent-medicine era it was ...
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Do I need the technical details of my idea to fill a patent ...
For example.. If I was the inventor of the Optimus keyboard, would I need to fill a patent explaining exactly how it works? Or can it just be idea, really specified.. but with no technicalities? Answerer 1 Yes, you need to explain technical details if you want patent to defend it and if it is a subject of your patent. According to 37CFR-MPEP Patent rules, P1.71(a): "The specification must include a written description of the invention or discovery and of the manner and process of making and using the same, and is required to be in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art or science to ...
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A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego, led by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang, has designed some high-tech underwear that may save lives . Sensors in the waistband can monitor a person's blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs. The designers also hope that one day the underwear can release drugs to relieve pain and treat wounds. From the article: "But the technology's range of application goes beyond the military. 'We envision all the trend of personalized medicine for remote monitoring of the elderly at home, monitoring a wide range of biomedical markers, like ...