November 15, 2007
Filed under drug alert
FDA release – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved labeling changes for erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs in the class that includes Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra, to display more prominently the potential risk of sudden hearing loss, and to guide consumers on what to do if they experience sudden problems with their hearing. Read more
Xinhua – China’s astronauts have been testing new varieties of traditional Chinese medicine that could help treat osteoporosis, insomnia and improve immunity.
Doctors with the China Astronaut Research and Training Center say the new remedies will be prepared for sale after further tests during the country’s third manned space program in 2008. Read more
August 17, 2007
Filed under TCM use
Signing of Four MOUs a Major Step Forward in Cooperation
HK gov release – Chinese medicine received a significant shot in the arm today with the signing of four memorandums of understanding between Canadian and Hong Kong institutes.
The four MOUs cover collaboration in the research, technology transfer, commercialisation and promotion of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and health products in the two markets. Read more
(Editor’s note: This is not a news article related to TCM. But I’d like to include it here because of its importance. I intend to include drug warnings from time to time.)