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January 13, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
An experimental treatment that promotes bone growth appears to strengthen the backbones of women who have suffered spinal fractures due to osteoporosis, researchers reported Thursday. The treatment involves giving patients a slow-release form of sodium fluoride--the compound dentists use to fight tooth decay--and calcium supplements, said Dr. Charles Y. C. Pak, chief of mineral metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
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September 29, 2010 | By Andrew Zajac, Tribune Washington Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration has warned three companies that market mouth-rinse products to stop making unsupported claims that they remove plaque and promote healthy gums. The claims suggest the products, which are used by millions of Americans every day, are effective in preventing gum disease when no such benefit has been proven, the FDA said Tuesday. The agency said warning letters were sent to Johnson & Johnson, maker of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash; and to two drugstore giants ?
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October 9, 1995 | SHARI ROAN
What's new in the treatment of osteoporosis? Fosamax. Approved last week, Fosamax is the first new drug for osteoporosis in 20 years. The drug, chemically known as alendronate, helps to increase bone density. Calcitonin nasal spray. The hormone calcitonin, now available as an injectable medication, may soon be approved as a nasal spray. The medication helps slow the rate of bone loss. Sodium fluoride. An experimental regimen using a slow-release form of the chemical has shown promise in increasing bone strength and reducing the risk of fracture.
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November 18, 1995 | Associated Press
A slow-release sodium fluoride compound, supplemented with calcium, was recommended for approval as a new drug for osteoporosis by a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday. The recommendation by the FDA endocrinological and metabolic drugs advisory committee is not binding on the agency, but such recommendations generally are followed. If approved, the drug would be marketed by Mission Pharmacal, a manufacturer based in San Antonio.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
As many as 2,000 bottles of drinking water from an Irvine-based bottled-water company were removed from store shelves as company and state health officials continued Friday to test the product for potentially lethal levels of sodium fluoride, authorities said. Niagara Drinking Water Inc.
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November 18, 1995 | Associated Press
A slow-release sodium fluoride compound, supplemented with calcium, was recommended for approval as a new drug for osteoporosis by a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday. The recommendation by the FDA endocrinological and metabolic drugs advisory committee is not binding on the agency, but such recommendations generally are followed. If approved, the drug would be marketed by Mission Pharmacal, a manufacturer based in San Antonio.
NEWS
March 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Potentially fatal levels of sodium fluoride found in a Niagara brand water bottle purchased in Riverside County prompted the state Department of Health Services to issue a public warning Thursday and the company began a four-county recall. "Two families have reported a total of four illnesses, which may be attributable to consumption of the contaminated water," state Health Director Kenneth W. Kizer said.
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September 29, 2010 | By Andrew Zajac, Tribune Washington Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration has warned three companies that market mouth-rinse products to stop making unsupported claims that they remove plaque and promote healthy gums. The claims suggest the products, which are used by millions of Americans every day, are effective in preventing gum disease when no such benefit has been proven, the FDA said Tuesday. The agency said warning letters were sent to Johnson & Johnson, maker of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash; and to two drugstore giants ?
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal health officials said Thursday that there is no evidence that use of fluoride in the nation's water supplies should be discontinued. The statement of continued support for fluoridation came after a panel of experts convened by the Public Health Service called recent studies linking sodium fluoride to the development of a rare bone cancer in rodents equivocal.
NEWS
April 1, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
As many as 2,000 bottles of drinking water from an Irvine-based bottled water company were removed from store shelves as company and state health officials continued Friday to test the product for potentially lethal levels of sodium fluoride, authorities said. Niagara Drinking Waters Inc.
NEWS
October 9, 1995 | SHARI ROAN
What's new in the treatment of osteoporosis? Fosamax. Approved last week, Fosamax is the first new drug for osteoporosis in 20 years. The drug, chemically known as alendronate, helps to increase bone density. Calcitonin nasal spray. The hormone calcitonin, now available as an injectable medication, may soon be approved as a nasal spray. The medication helps slow the rate of bone loss. Sodium fluoride. An experimental regimen using a slow-release form of the chemical has shown promise in increasing bone strength and reducing the risk of fracture.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal health officials said Thursday that there is no evidence that use of fluoride in the nation's water supplies should be discontinued. The statement of continued support for fluoridation came after a panel of experts convened by the Public Health Service called recent studies linking sodium fluoride to the development of a rare bone cancer in rodents equivocal.
NEWS
April 1, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
As many as 2,000 bottles of drinking water from an Irvine-based bottled water company were removed from store shelves as company and state health officials continued Friday to test the product for potentially lethal levels of sodium fluoride, authorities said. Niagara Drinking Waters Inc.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
As many as 2,000 bottles of drinking water from an Irvine-based bottled-water company were removed from store shelves as company and state health officials continued Friday to test the product for potentially lethal levels of sodium fluoride, authorities said. Niagara Drinking Water Inc.
NEWS
March 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Potentially fatal levels of sodium fluoride found in a Niagara brand water bottle purchased in Riverside County prompted the state Department of Health Services to issue a public warning Thursday and the company began a four-county recall. "Two families have reported a total of four illnesses, which may be attributable to consumption of the contaminated water," state Health Director Kenneth W. Kizer said.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
An experimental treatment that promotes bone growth appears to strengthen the backbones of women who have suffered spinal fractures due to osteoporosis, researchers reported Thursday. The treatment involves giving patients a slow-release form of sodium fluoride--the compound dentists use to fight tooth decay--and calcium supplements, said Dr. Charles Y. C. Pak, chief of mineral metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
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July 27, 1994 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the years, scientists at Rockefeller University--one of the world's preeminent research institutions--have identified DNA, found the first cancer virus, grown the malaria parasite and wrestled with some of biology's most complex problems. Now, they are trying to solve their most terrifying mystery: Who may be trying to kill them?
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