Thursday, August 31, 2006
A Patient's Guide To Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers
Paul Kraus delivered another inspiring presentation on how he healed his mesothelioma. Every two months, Paul Kraus describes his experience with mesothelioma and answers questions from newly diagnosed mesothelioma patients. If you are a mesothelioma patient or a loved one of a mesothelioma patient and wish to attend a free teleconference with mesothelioma survivor Paul Kraus, the schedule is available at: http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com/speak-to-paul-kraus.cfm or call 619-261-7922 to register.
(PRWEB) August 31, 2006 -- In 1997, Paul Kraus was diagnosed with mesothelioma. The cancer was so widespread that doctors told him there was little hope and he should go home and get his affairs in order. Rather than giving up, Paul created his own path to healing. Today, over nine years later, he continues to enjoy a good quality of life.
Paul wrote an acclaimed book about his diagnosis and healing called: Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers A Patients Guide. This book is available on Amazon.com and is the best-selling mesothelioma book in the world. Wanting to inspire more patients, Paul took the unusual step of hosting free bi-monthly teleconferences so that newly diagnosed mesothelioma patients would be able to speak directly to him.
During the most recent conference on August 22nd, Paul described the steps he took to heal his mesothelioma and answered questions from patients and their loved ones. Topics included: new chemotherapy drugs, holistic approaches, vitamins and other supplements, new clinical trials, anti-angiogenesis therapies, mind-body medicine, doctor-patient relationships, and more. While Paul is quick to point out that he is not a doctor and he does not provide medical advice, he inspires patients with his own story of success and survival.
At the end of the teleconference, participants thanked Paul for his words of hope and inspiration and for setting the example that mesothelioma does not have to mean a death sentence.
If you are a mesothelioma patient or a loved one of a mesothelioma patient and wish to attend a free teleconference with mesothelioma survivor Paul Kraus, the schedule is available at: http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com/speak-to-paul-kraus.cfm or call 619-261-7922 to register.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2006
FW: BenefitPackages.com Makes Selecting Essential Health Plans Easy
BenefitPackages.com Makes Selecting Essential Health Plans Easy
One of the most popular sites for access to health plans, Benefit Packages, provides enhanced services including the offering of new Blue Shield of California Essential Plans for individuals.
(PRWEB) September 1, 2006 -- Benefit Packages a full-service insurance agency, today announced enhancements to their Web site to better able visitors in selecting a health plan that meets their individual or family needs. Benefitpackages.com has been serving Californians for over 15 years and is known as one of the most prominent agencies in the state.
We want to be able to offer a variety of plans that fit the lifestyle needs and budgets of Californians, said Larry Hurwitz, Benefit Consultant/Owner of Benefit Packages.com Insurance Agency. Recently we introduced Blue Shield of California Essential Plans which are popular among young individuals for their affordable premiums and access to valuable and useful benefits.
Benefitpackages.com offers the most up-to-date plan designs and the ability to pick a plan that meets the varying budget and lifestyle needs of Californians. Enhancements to the Web site include the following functions:
Access to the most trusted health insurance carriers in the state
Ability to select among the most popular health plans in the market
Answers regarding health insurance questions
Ability to find a doctor
Receive an instant quote
Access to excellent, caring customer service (virtual, phone or in person)
For more information on benefitpackages.com or the new individual Essential Plans, underwritten by Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company, please visit: http://www.benefitpackages.com/essential/index.html or call 1-800-356-3615.
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Saturday, August 19, 2006
US Painkiller Sales Hit By Safety Concerns, Some Say Old Aspirin Best
Safety Concerns Hit Sales of US Painkillers
Tylenol benefits from safety scares.
(PRWEB) August 19, 2006 -- Sales of products containing acetaminophen have increased in the US after safety concerns hit sales of certain competing analgesics, says the report Analgesics in United States, available from Piribo, the online destination for business intelligence for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
The 79 page report, written by analysts Euromonitor International, forecasts that acetaminophen will see average growth of nearly 2% a year until 2011, ahead of the rest of the adult analgesics sector which is expected to achieve growth of only 0.8% a year between 2005-2010.
American consumers interest in acetaminophen came after questions were raised about the safety of some analgesics. Studies in 2004 linked the use of Vioxx, an anti-inflammatory prescription drug, with an increased risk of heart disease, which led to the product being recalled. Then in April 2005, the US Food and Drug Administration asked Pfizer to recall Bextra, a similar prescription drug, and also warned that OTC non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Aleve, would need to carry stronger warnings in the future about the risks of heart attacks, strokes, ulcers, internal bleeding and skin reactions.
As acetaminophen is in a separate drug class from anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, it mostly escaped public concern over safety and achieved growth of 4.3% between 2004-2005.
The report finds that Tylenol is the most popular brand of acetaminophen with a 14.2% share of the analgesics market. Its manufacturer, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, used the publics safety concerns as an opportunity to boost the performance of the Tylenol brand by increasing its promotional activity which saw sales of the product increase by almost 18% in 2005.
Despite poor performance for most analgesics, there is also an optimistic outlook for Aspirin, which is forecast to grow by 1.4% per year over 2005-2010. This is due to the widespread use of aspirin for heart attack prevention and consumer trust in the product, as it, too, does not belong to the OTC class of NSAIDs.
Analgesics in United States is available in PDF format from Piribo
Piribo (http://www.piribo.com) is a UK-based independent online store supplying business information on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The website now carries over 3,800 English language titles including, market reports, studies and books and is the UKs largest online biopharma information store. Subscribers receive a free monthly newsletter and email alerts on new titles in their areas of interest. The company was established in 2004.
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006
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