Endoscopy is the backbone of modern disease detection and includes several formats that are utilized throughout the body, incuding endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy, enteroscopy, esophogealgastroduodenoscopy (EGD, or upper endoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), among others.

  • Drugmaker May Have Concealed Info From Feds
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - When officials at Warner-Lambert Co. discovered they had a potentially life altering diabetes drug in production, they were thrilled. However, new documents show that research quickly showed the drug, Rezulin, caused liver damage. Executives allegedly ...More
    July 5, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New CDC Chief Announced
    ATLANTA - Dr. Julie Geberding, an anthrax expert, has been named as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Geberding, 46, is an infectious-disease specialist who has made her mark within the scientific community. She was adamant about ...More
    July 5, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Legionnaires' Infects 9 at LA Hospital
    LOS ANGELES - A bacterial respiratory disease has infected nine recent patients at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Hospital officials report two patients have died and seven have fallen ill from the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. The disease, named after an 1976 ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Potential Carcinogen Debated By Food Scientists
    GENEVA - Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization gathered in an emergency meeting after new data showed a known carcinogen is present in some carbohydrates. Acrylamide, shown to cause cancer in lab rats, ...More
    June 28, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Sandhill Scientific Markets New Gastro Diagnostic Tools
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - Officials from Sandhill Scientific have announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market two new modalities for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. The MultiChannel Intraluminal Impedance technology was designed to allow ...More
    June 26, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Internet Users: Regulate Health Info
    NEW YORK -- A study of Internet users in four countries has determined that cyberchondriacs - those who use the Internet to research health issues - want government regulated information. There are an estimated 100 million cyberchondriacs in the US, 48 million in Japan, 31 ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Study: Treatments for Hep C Improving
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A committee convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that treatment for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has significantly improved during the past five years. Sustained response rates have reportedly increased from 15 percent to 50 ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Chinese Fish Sauce May Cause Esophageal Cancer
    NEW YORK - A new study in the International Journal of Cancer reports a fermented fish sauce popular in China and the Philippines may cause esophageal cancer. Researchers examined 1,200 people with esophageal cancer, and a matching group without the illness, from the same ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Drug Reps Pay to See Doctors
    SEATTLE - Tired of managing the pharmaceutical representatives bombarding their waiting rooms, physicians in Seattle have decided to start charging reps for their visits. According to officials at the Polyclinic, a physician-owned clinic, sales reps will now pay $30 per ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Hep C Treatment Being Tested
    REHOVOT, Israel - U.S. health officials estimate that more Americans will die during this decade of hepatitis C (HCV) infection than AIDS. Officials at XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. are trying to make a difference in these statistics. After successfully passing Phase IA ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues