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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
Hello,I do read the NYT every day (well at last the front section and the Arts & Leisure section), but I must have missed that particular article. However I should point out this finding is not new or unexpected. There are an amazing number of... 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 »

procrit safety

I've been been using Procit for the last 3 years when my blood count drops below 10... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Issues Alert About Counterfeit Procrit

In a statement issued 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... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: Counterfeiting of Procrit

Original Letter (June 6, 2002) Additional Counterfeit Lot (June 7, 2002) This is the re-typed text of a letter from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. . Contact the company for a copy of any referenced enclosures. Original Letter Dear Health... 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 - 40,000 units/mL, Expiration 10-2004 P004677 -... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

eh-POH-ee-tin Brand Name: Epogen, Procrit Other Name(s): EPO, Epoetin alpha, Epoetina alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made... Read more »
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Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »

Low Risk..Yet still a risk IMHO, opinios?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"Made out" (Sexual contact but no oral, anal, or unprotected sex, mostly deep kissing/sucking on nipple) with a girl who's sexual history has suddenly come into question when she mentioned in passing a few days ago her ex-boyfriend may have shown up... Read more »

Low risk or no risk, please answer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was grinding/frottage with a female of unknown status. She had her underwear on and I had mine on as well. Is there any risk in this at all? My Dept of Health wouldn't give me a straight answer. Thanks and God Bless. Read more »