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Lawmakers strike agreement on compounding pharmacy regulation
The Hill
Health policy leaders in the House and Senate announced an agreement on legislation to strengthen regulation of non-traditional compounding pharmacies, which have been tied to several deadly outbreaks in the last year. Lawmakers said the new bill would apply uniform national standards to pharmacy compounding while enacting a track-and-trace system to ensure drugs are safe throughout the supply chain.
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ACAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


ACAM welcomes our newest members
ACAM
Each week ACAM welcomes new integrative practitioners to the organization. We're happy to introduce our newest members to you!

Michael Bartiss, OD, MD - Aberdeen, N.C.
Russell Kolbo, DC, ND - Gig Harbor, Wash.
Sohere Roked, BMed, MRCGP, DFRS - Cardiff
Glenn LeTourneau, MD - Simi Valley, Calif.

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ACAM welcomes the following member renewals
ACAM
ACAM would like to recognize the following professionals who have decided to renew their membership.

Christian Wessling, MD - Webster Groves, Mo.
Francesco Anello, MD - Cambridge, Ontario

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ACAM CONFERENCE NEWS


Exhibitors committed for Fall Conference
ACAM
The following exhibitors have committed to exhibit at the ACAM Fall 2013 Conference at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs:

55 exhibitors/64 booths

CORPORATE ALLIANCE PARTNERS (12 exhibitors/17 booths)
  • Allergy Research Group (2)
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • College Pharmacy
  • Cyrex Laboratories
  • Doctor's Data (2)
  • ForeverHealth (2)

  • McGuff Company (2)
  • Merit Pharmaceutical
  • OxyHealth (2)
  • T.A. Sciences
  • Wellness Pharmacy
  • Women's International Pharmacy
  • OTHER EXHIBITORS (43 exhibitors/47 booths)
    • A.C. Grace
    • Acquired Intelligence
    • Alletess Medical Laboratory
    • Alliance for Natural Health
    • American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
    • American Herbal Laboratories
    • Belmar Pharmacy
    • Bio Rica International Corp
    • Bio-Tech Pharmacal (2)
    • Biotics Research Corporation (2)
    • Cell Science Systems
    • CNS Vital Signs
    • Designs for Health
    • DigiVision
    • Direct Health Care Access II, Inc.
    • Doctors Supplement Store
    • Dunwoody Labs
    • Ecological Formulas
    • EdgeTech
    • Essential Formulas
    • Fairway Physicians Insurance
    • Fry Laboratories


  • Heptech
  • Ilhwa NA
  • Immunosciences Lab
  • Innovision Health Media
  • Med-Chem Laboratories
  • Mushroom Science (2)
  • National Health Federation
  • National Practitioner Magazine
  • Natural-Immunogenics
  • NeuroScience
  • Ortho Molecular Products
  • PEMF - Pulse4Life (2)
  • Perfect Balance
  • ProThera
  • Quincy Bioscience
  • SEI Corp/Healing Institute of Beings
  • The Biomat Store
  • The Great Plains Laboratories
  • The Wiley Protocol
  • Your Energy Systems
  • Zycal Bioceuticals

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    LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE CORNER


    OREGON - GMO LABELING


    Special session GMO bill raises eyebrows in Oregon
    OPB
    Critics of genetically modified foods are lobbying hard to get the issue off the agenda in next week's special legislative session in Salem. Oregon lawmakers will return to the capitol Monday to vote on taxes and pensions. But the negotiated series of bills includes a measure to preempt local bans on GMOs.
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    TEXAS


    Parents: Autism reform law to affect children 10 and older
    KVUE-TV
    Nationally there's been plenty of healthcare reform discussion about the affordable care act. But here in Texas a new law is now in affect that has flown a bit under the radar. It involves autism reform. Previously autistic children over the age of 10 were not covered by insurance. This new law changes that.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    ARSENIC


    Moderate arsenic in environment tied to higher heart attack, stroke risk
    Everyday Health
    People chronically exposed to low to moderate levels of arsenic in their environment may be more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease, a study of American Indians suggests. Previous research has linked exposure to high levels of arsenic in drinking water (more than 100 micrograms per liter) with coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease and carotid atherosclerosis.
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    AUTISM


    Autism being misdiagnosed in children with 22q syndrome
    Ivanhoe
    Children diagnosed with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, often called 22q, are being misdiagnosed as autistic. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, studied 29 children diagnosed with 22q, and found only five met strict criteria for autism spectrum disorder.
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    COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES


    S. 959 passage would close 40% of compounding pharmacies, survey says
    Drug Topics
    A new poll sent to independent compounding pharmacies by the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) found that approximately 40% of pharmacies surveyed would close their businesses under the requirements of Senate Bill 959, The Pharmaceutical Quality, Security, and Accountability Act.
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    DEPRESSION


    Acupuncture as good as counseling for depression: study
    Reuters via The Baltimore Sun
    People with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling, suggests a new study. Researchers found one in three patients was no longer depressed after three months of acupuncture or counseling, compared to one in five who received neither treatment.
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    GMO LABELING


    Senate may change law on GMO crops
    Honolulu Star Advertiser
    The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles. The law, passed as part of a spending bill earlier this year, has become a flashpoint in the national debate over genetically engineered foods
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    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


    Immunology and oxidative stress in multiple sclerosis: Clinical and basic approach
    Hindawi
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) exhibits many of the hallmarks of an inflammatory autoimmune disorder including breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the recruitment of lymphocytes, microglia, and macrophages to lesion sites, the presence of multiple lesions, generally being more pronounced in the brain stem and spinal cord, the predominantly perivascular location of lesions, the temporal maturation of lesions from inflammation through demyelination, to gliosis and partial remyelination, and the presence of immunoglobulin in the central nervous system and cerebrospinal fluid.
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    NEUROPATHY


    Doctors discover alternative treatment for neuropathy
    Newswire
    While conventional treatments such as the massage therapy, pain relieving medication, and rehab exercises have long been used against neuropathy, these treatments only offer limited pain relief at best. As such, according to WNCT 9, experts at the Advanced Health and Physical Medicine have designed an alternative treatment for neuropathy that offers long lasting pain relief. The concept behind the treatment is relatively simple.
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    ORGANIC FOODS


    Japan and US agree to swap organic imports
    The Associated Pres via San Angelo Standard-Times
    The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other's organic products. The Agriculture Department is planning to announce Thursday that organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country. The agreement will allow producers to sell in both countries without going through the lengthy process of getting certified twice.
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    STEM CELL THERAPY


    Adult stem cell treatment is changing lives
    KUTV-TV
    A Utah man who once was given a life sentence of never walking again by doctors is surprising everyone. Shawn Wickards is the face of a new treatment using stem cells. We're not talking about "embryonic" stem cells that have been so controversial in recent years. This is about "adult stem cells" and they are giving hope to people with many kinds of diseases.
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    Protecting stem cells around hippocampus in brain reduces rate of memory loss in cancer patients
    News Medical
    Protecting the stem cells that reside in and around the hippocampus - a C-shaped area in the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain associated with the ability to form and store memories - substantially reduces the rate of cancer patients' memory loss during whole-brain radiotherapy without a significant risk of recurrence in that area of the brain, a new study shows.
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    Stem cell scientists identify key regulator controlling formation of blood-forming stem cells
    Newswise
    Stem cell scientists have moved one step closer to producing blood-forming stem cells in a Petri dish by identifying a key regulator controlling their formation in the early embryo, shows research published online today in Cell. The work was reported by Dr. Gordon Keller, Director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, both at University Health Network.
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    Hospital begins using heart stem cells in transplant trials
    Fox News
    Procedure could help heal and grow damaged cells after heart attack.
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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Date Event Location
    Oct. 5 LDN 2013 Palatine, Ill.
    Oct. 7-13 Naturopathic Medicine Week
    Oct. 14-16 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa La Jolla, Calif.
    Oct. 20 ACAM & Equinox host 1st Annual "Keys to Life Maximization" Health & Fitness Conference New York City
    Oct. 26-27 National Student Conference for Integrative Medicine 2013 Chicago, Ill.
    Nov. 8-11 International Health & Wellness Conference Atlanta, Ga.
    Nov. 12 The Most Common Drug Prescriptions: Clinical Updates, Managing Adverse Effects and Avoiding Drug-Herb Interactions Online Webinar
    Nov. 20-24 Annual ACAM Fall 2013 Conference Westin Mission Hills, Palm Spring, Calif.
    Dec. 6-8 11th Annual Dr. Roizen's Preventive Care and Integrative Medicine Conference Focus on Inflammation Las Vegas, Nev.

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