"The lack of scientific clarity, the important but strict regulatory regime, along with the high cost and risk of surgery make clinical trials of DBS for addiction in the U.S. difficult at the present time," said Dr. Emad Eskandar, the chairman of neurological surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. … [Read more...] about Electronic implants studied for treatment of drug addition
Government funded drug rehab centers
If ever there was a case against the death penalty, opponents say, that was it. The difference is that now, 30 years later, many of those calling for an end to capital punishment in North Carolina are conservative Republicans who once supported it. “It’s an amazing case. We would have killed an innocent person,” says Ballard Everett, a Raleigh, North Carolina, Republican political consultant and coordinator for North Carolina Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. … [Read more...] about Faith and fiscal responsibility cause many conservatives to change their view of the death penalty
More than six months later, he said he's still off drugs. With sobriety, his skin cleared and he put on 20 pounds. When his friends got back in touch, he refused their drugs. He tried to rekindle his relationship with his ex-wife, but she was pregnant with her new husband's child. … [Read more...] about Experimental brain implants studied as opioid deaths rise
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) On February 9th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued three draft guidance documents on biosimilar product development. The ACA requires the FDA to create an expedited approval pathway for biological products that are “highly similar” to an already-approved product. The guidance documents describe the FDA’s “current thinking” on how similarity can be demonstrated and on how the law will be applied. The draft documents will be open for public comment. A news release can be found here. … [Read more...] about Health Care Reform Update February 2012
The crash was featured on the local news. He lost his job and his apartment and was sentenced to five months in prison. A few months into that sentence, he transferred to a specialized therapeutic program for veterans. He’s now living at the Veterans Village of San Diego, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans and receives some funding from VA grants. … [Read more...] about Who should lead the VA? Five veterans explain what they’re looking for in a leader.