January 21, 1987
Two Los Angeles physicians have obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration permission to conduct human experiments to see if two experimental drugs used in combination can both suppress the AIDS virus and stimulate the immune system to ward off infections. Michael J. Scolaro and Peter Kennedy said the privately funded trials, involving 30 AIDS patients, will begin today at St. Vincent Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1987
Your editorial "New Focus in AIDS Fight" (Oct. 29) is both timely and appropriate. Dedication of federal and state funds for AIDS prevention and treatment is critical for successful control of this serious disease. But not all AIDS research and treatment are receiving government funding. Many of America's HIV-infected patients are cared for by private physicians without access to public-funded studies and programs. The Los Angeles Oncologic Institute, a private, nonprofit comprehensive cancer institute at St. Vincent Medical Center, includes AIDS research as a major component of its overall research program.
November 9, 1991 |
Earvin Johnson is believed to have contracted the virus that causes AIDS through heterosexual contact, the Lakers' team internist said Friday. But on the day after the 12-year NBA superstar announced that he was retiring from professional basketball because he was infected with the immunodeficiency virus (HIV), some questions still linger. Johnson's physician, Dr. Michael Mellman, said he does not know when Johnson contracted the virus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1994
The Medical Board of California licenses physicians and other medical professionals. It also investigates medical complaints and issues disciplinary actions. The most serious penalties include license revocation, suspension and probation. These are the Los Angeles County medical professionals subject to serious disciplinary actions between May 1, 1994 and Aug. 31, 1994, according to medical board documents. Final actions are published only after all appeals are exhausted. DOCTORS Chester R.