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April 10th, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 7
pp: 4-70

Decision Pondered on Testosterone-Replacement Trial in Older Men

Eastman, Peggy

Oncology Times. 25(7):5-6, April 10th, 2003.

At the request of the National Institute on Aging, the Institute of Medicine has begun a year-long study to see whether a large-scale clinical trial of testosterone replacement in older men should go forward. The possible increased risk of prostate cancer—as well as other health problems-could make the hormone therapy's risks outweigh the benefits.

Consumer Groups Take Action as Glaxo Moves Against Canadian Exporters

Klein, Joan

Oncology Times. 25(7):20,22,25, April 10th, 2003.

The decision by Glaxo Smith Kline to stop shipping prescription drugs to Canadian pharmacies and whole salers that export discounted prescription drugs outside the country has triggered an angry campaign against the company.

Special Needs of Dying Children & Their Families Not Being Met

Klein, Joan

Oncology Times. 25(7):13-14, April 10th, 2003.

The devastating experience of losing a child is often made even worse by multiple failures of the health care system, according to a new report.

Barriers to Enrolling Women in Clinical Trials Slowly Falling

Eastman, Peggy

Oncology Times. 25(7):26-27, April 10th, 2003.

It's been slow going, but observers note near widespread acceptance now of the fact that clinical research needs to take into account differences in gender, culture, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.