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Companies issue a Voluntary Removal for Infant and Toddler Cold and Cough Medications – List of Over-the-Counter Medicines Brand

Companies issue a Voluntary Removal for Infant and Toddler Cold and Cough Medications – List of Over-the-Counter Medicines Brand

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[Best Syndication] Major manufacturers of oral cold and cough medicines have announced a voluntary withdrawal of several commonly used formulas that were marketed for infants and toddlers. The medications are removed for children under the age of 2 years old. The reason for the removal of the products from the store shelves is because of an investigation by U.S. regulators into 54 deaths caused by decongestant medicines that have happened since 1969. There has also be reported by the newswires services 69 deaths that were related to the use of antihistamine medicines with the ingredients of diphenhydramine, brompheniramine or chlorpheniramine.

The problem is that there has been a rare pattern for infants to be overdosed by misuse of the products. Linda A. Suydam, president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), said the following in an announcement explaining the reason for the removal of the products:

Blackwater Employees May Be Prosecuted Under American Laws If Congress Has Their Way – Rule Changes Made

Blackwater Employees May Be Prosecuted Under American Laws If Congress Has Their Way – Rule Changes Made

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(Best Syndication) With popular support for the war in Iraq eroding and the recent allegations of bad-behavior and possible murder by Blackwater employees, the State Department announced a change in rules for private security firms operating under contract outside the US. The State Department has been using private paramilitary firms, including Blackwater, to buttress security for diplomats and both Iraqi and American government officials.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced a change in policy Friday concerning the procedures for these private security firms. From now on, special agents from the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security will ride along with Blackwater security details. This comes on the heels of a vote by the House of Representatives yesterday which may allow criminal prosecutions of private contractors.

US Spends More On Health Care Than Europe And Canada Per Person

US Spends More On Health Care Than Europe And Canada Per Person

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(Best Syndication) It may not come as a surprise to some people, but Americans do spend more on health care than any other country in the world. Per capita, Americans spend more money than Canadians or Europeans with socialized or single payer medical systems.

The study published by the Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health says that it might have something to do with obesity. Rates of diabetes, hypertension, stroke and arthritis for people over age 50 were higher in the United States than in Europe and elsewhere. Only 17 percent of Europeans were obese while 33 percent of Americans were.

Iranian President Dodges Questions Concerning Israel and Terrorism – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Turns Tables On Some Issues

Iranian President Dodges Questions Concerning Israel and Terrorism – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Turns Tables On Some Issues

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(Best Syndication) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University Monday amid protests. The controversial leader answered questions concerning human rights and other previous statements. Some of his statements drew applause while other statements drew heckling and jeers.

Although Columbia invited the President, University President Lee Bollinger told Ahmadinejad “Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator." This statement drew loud applause. At first the Iranian leader handled the criticism, but he then accused Bollinger of succumbing to the hostile US press and politicians. "I should not begin by being affected by this unfriendly treatment,” Ahmadinejad said.

The Iranian leader has questioned the number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II. In response to a question, Ahmadinejad said Monday “I am not saying that it didn't happen at all. This is not the judgment that I am passing here. Granted this happened, what does it have to do with the Palestinian people?”

Iranian President Denied Request To Lay Wreath At World Trade Center Next Week

Iranian President Denied Request To Lay Wreath At World Trade Center Next Week

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(Best Syndication) Was it a change in heart that prompted Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to ask for permission to lay a wreath on the site of the World Trade Center, or was it some diabolical scheme? After the September 11th terror attacks, Iranians held candlelight vigils in Tehran as a sign of sympathy, but the Iranian President has made some strange statements since that time.

It should be noted that Iran is predominately Shiite and has not connection to the Al Qaeda group which is made up of Sunnis exclusively. There was not connection between Iran and 9/11. In fact, the Sunnis and Shiites don’t get along, and this is evidenced by the sectarian fighting in Iraq.

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