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4381 FDA to Approve PET Scan For Alzheirmer's? 23/01/2011 10:21:36
4382 Bradley Manning's Lawyer Files Complaint Over Detention Conditions 23/01/2011 10:24:46
4383 Banker Rudolf Elmer In Custody Over WikiLeaks Data 23/01/2011 10:29:54
4384 RuLeaks Launched - 80,000 Hits And Counting 23/01/2011 10:35:20
4385 Julian Assange Final Extradition Hearing & Support Rally, London 23/01/2011 10:48:57
4386 Protest Is Vital For Democracy 24/01/2011 10:12:04
4387 Toddler Dies After Polio Vaccine 24/01/2011 10:14:10
4388 Bradley Manning's Visitors Detained At Quantico 24/01/2011 10:19:17
4389 WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Slams Swiss Banker Arrest 24/01/2011 10:21:14
4390 Detested UK Census 2011 - Join The 'Mind Your Own' Campaign 25/01/2011 15:06:31
4391 Billions Of British Taxpayers' Money Squandered By ConDem Government On Vague Schemes 25/01/2011 15:10:02
4392 FDA To Review Safety of Electroshock Devices 25/01/2011 15:12:30
4393 Pharma Guide - The Best Places To Bury Mistakes 25/01/2011 15:15:43
4394 Controversy Over GlaxoSmithKline's Irish Vaccine Trial Files 25/01/2011 15:23:44
4395 Pandemrix Swine Flu Vaccine Probably Caused Narcolepsy, But Not Alone 25/01/2011 15:25:47
4396 Vaccinated US Student Dies From Flu - Vaccine Efficacy Questioned 25/01/2011 15:34:55
4397 Al Jazeera Launches Transparency Unit - Citizen Journalism In Action 25/01/2011 15:38:09
4398 US Military Officials Fail To Link Bradley Manning With WikiLeaks' Julian Assange 25/01/2011 15:41:09
4399 Swindler Politician Lord Taylor Heads To Jail 26/01/2011 09:01:07
4400 The Overuse Of Antibiotics - Public Health Threat 26/01/2011 09:04:05

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FDA to Approve PET Scan For Alzheirmer's?
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FDA to Approve PET Scan for Alzheirmer's

America's health care expenditure is about to go through the roof--without improving anyone's health! On January 19, 2011, the FDA expressed concerns about an Alzheimer's brain imaging PET scan that is said to detect amyloid plaques in the brain. FDA staff were concerned whether technicians can properly even read the scans, and they were concerned about how useful the scans are in assessing the neurodegenerative disease.

FDA staff found "high variability" in reading the scans where imaging readers didn't always produce the same interpretation for each image and "no convincing evidence of benefit."

Nevertheless, on January 21, an FDA advisory committee "recommended unanimously" approval of the PET brain scan manufactured by Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (now a subsidiary of Eli Lilly).

The New York Times front page article (Jan 21) failed to report any of the FDA's concerns.
Instead, Times science reporter, Gina Kolata, transcribed the sweeping, unfounded claims of the promoters of this latest ill-advised medical screen.

Since there is as yet no medical treatment that can slow or reverse the disease,  the only "historic advance" will be the billions of dollars to be made from useless, costly PET scans that are likely to misdiagnose millions of people, and from the ineffective drugs with adverse side-effects that will, no doubt, be widely prescribed for people whose scans show plaques.

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