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Risks Of Procrit

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NYTimes article on Procrit risks for people w/ cancer

Hi Dr. Bob,Last week the New York Times ran an article about how the anemia drug erythropoietin might not help people with some types of cancer -- and might even make their chemo less effective. The article says erythropoietin is very similar to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of them. The situation is similar in HIV-associated anemia. In treating AZT-induced anemia or the anemia of chronic disease, Procrit works like a charm. However if the HIV-related associated anemia were due to parvovirus B19, then intravenous... Read more »

frozen procrit

what is the risk of using frozen procrit? I had to have my dosage Fedexed overseas to my hotel... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: Counterfeiting of Procrit

...Professional: Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. (OBPLP) recently became aware of the existence of counterfeit drug product labeled as PROCRIT® (epoetin alfa)* 40,000 U/mL vials in four-pack boxes, lot number P002641 and expiration September 2003.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Issues Alert About Counterfeit Procrit

...Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned health workers and patients to watch for a counterfeit version of the drug Procrit. Deemed ineffective and contaminated with bacteria that pose a potential significant risk to patients, the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Counterfeit Procrit Alert

...unscrupulous counterfeiting activities, FDA's Office of Criminal Investigation has uncovered the existence of contaminated counterfeit Procrit, also known as epoetin alfa. Procrit is used to stimulate the production of red blood cells in humans... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Warning, Counterfeit Procrit (Epoetin Alfa)

...On March 12 the U.S. FDA and Ortho Biotech warned of counterfeit Procrit, which is dangerous because the batches found are not sterile, and have no active ingredient. The lot numbers are: P007645 - Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

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Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was walking a dark alley near my place when I stumbled upon a sanitary pad. Not sure if it was soiled or not, although I believe it was unused since it looked clean even in the dark. I was wearing flip-flops at the time and I had a small... Read more »