National Institute of Health

Xenical and Alli, inhibits a key enzyme that may lead to “severe toxicity of internal organs such as the liver and kidney.” The inhibition is irreversible and can be caused by a low level of the drug.

Contact: Dave Lavallee dlavallee@advance.uri.edu 401-874-5862 University of Rhode Island Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies KINGSTON, R.I.— December 10, 2012 – A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered that the weight-loss drug orlistat,… Read More ›

Health-care costs at end of life exceed total assets for 25 percent of Medicare population: does not cover co-payments, deductibles, homecare services, or non-rehabilitative nursing home care

Contact: Jeanne Bernard Jeanne.Bernard@mountsinai.org 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine As many as a quarter of Medicare recipients spend more than the total value of their assets on out-of-pocket health care expenses during the last… Read More ›