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            HEALTH TIPS - Friday, March 16, 2007
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     Sleep drug product labels to change

WASHINGTON, -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
has ordered manufacturers of drugs used to help 
people sleep to strengthen warnings about potential risks.
The FDA said all manufacturers of sedative-hypnotic drug 
products -- a class of drugs used to induce or maintain 
sleep -- must strengthen their product labeling to include 
stronger language about such risks as severe allergic react-
ions and complex sleep-related behaviors. Those behaviors 
include sleep-driving, which is defined as driving while not
fully awake after ingestion of a sedative-hypnotic product, 
with no memory of the event. "There are a number of pre-
scription sleep aids available that are well-tolerated and 
effective for many people," said Dr. Steven Galson, director
of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. 
"However, after reviewing the available post-marketing 
adverse event information for these products, FDA concluded 
that labeling changes are necessary to inform healthcare 
providers and consumers about risks." The FDA also ordered 
the pharmaceutical companies to notify healthcare providers 
about the new warnings. The medications of concern to the 
FDA are: Ambien/Ambien CR, Butisol Sodium, Carbrital, 
Dalmane, Doral, Halcion, Lunesta, Placidyl, Prosom, 
Restoril, Rozerem, Seconal and Sonata.

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       Scientists identify 'autism gene'

NEW HAVEN, Conn., -- U.S. scientists say an international 
research consortium has identified a gene and 
a region of a chromosome that might lead to autism in 
children. Yale School of Medicine autism experts Ami Klin 
and Dr. Fred Volkmar said the discovery is based on the 
world's largest autism genome scan conducted by the more 
than 120 scientists from 19 nations who formed the Autism 
Genome Project. The researchers speculate there may be five 
or six major genes and as many as 30 other genes involved 
in autism. If a child has more of those genes, there is a 
higher chance of being born with autism or a more severe 
form of the disease. Autism is a complex brain disorder that
inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop 
social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme 
behavioral challenges. The study and its findings are 
described in the March issue of the journal Nature Genetics.


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   U.S. court rules against medical marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO,-- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled
Wednesday that an individual's right to medical marijuana 
does not supersede the Controlled Substances Act. Presiding 
over the San Francisco court, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 
Judge Harry Pregerson voted against plaintiff Angel Raich's 
claim on Wednesday, saying a medical need does not allow an 
individual to violate the law, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune 
said. "Nothing in the common law or our cases suggests that 
the existence of a necessity defense empowers this court to 
enjoin the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act as 
to one defendant," he said. The legal case began in October 
2002 when Raich and Diane Monson attempted to safeguard 
their medical marijuana use by suing the government. Raich's
attorney told the paper that the case may soon be headed to 
the U.S. Supreme Court, where they would ask for a review of
the appeal court's decision.

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