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What the DEA rescheduling of Hydrocodone products to Schedule II means for you

August 25, 2014

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In the U.S, there is a progressive five-category system put in place by the congress for controlled substances, classified as Schedule I through V. There are classed in decreasing order of potential psychological or physical dependence, where Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence and Schedule V drugs have the lowest potential […]

What we know so far about the Ebola “secret serum” drug – ZMapp™

August 5, 2014

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ZMapp™ was formulated in January 2014 by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, California, a company founded in 2003 that focuses on “unmet needs in global health and biodefense”. It was then produced in Owensboro, KY by a company named Kentucky BioProcessing. It is grown in specially modified leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana bethamiana), which are “infected” with a […]

“Are you saying the Ebola infected Americans are not a threat to the U.S. public?”

August 2, 2014

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For the past 3 days, since the U.S. government agreed to help get two U.S workers who are battling Ebola infections back to the United States for treatment, several people have expressed their worries on U.S outbreaks and infections. At work and on social media, I have received questions from people wanting to know how the […]