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Anvisa's new rules to expedite the importation of cannabidiol medicines come into force

Anvisa's new rules to expedite the importation of cannabidiol medicines come into force

On April 22, 2015 Anvisa (National Sanitary Surveillance Agency) approved a new resolution that creates rules for the importation of five drugs based in cannabidiol for Brazil. The decision was voted by the Agency's Collegiate Board and published in the Official Gazette of the Union on May 8, scheduled to come into force only in two months. With them, it will be easier for patients to claim this importation and to enter the process.

The regulation serves as a complement to the actions already taken by Anvisa in order for patients to have access to the product. To do so, the patient must register with the Agency, using a document similar to the ones already used, which include the medical prescription. This register will be updated annually, using only the prescription and a doctor's report that indicates the evolution of the patient.

Five drug brands will be covered by these new standards, which correspond to 95% of current imports. In addition, patient associations can do this through import, which can reduce transportation and procurement costs.


Treatment of prostate cancer brings few health risks

Treatment of prostate cancer brings few health risks

Treatments against prostate cancer that regulate the male hormone testosterone are currently associated with a higher risk of heart attack. But a new analysis by researchers at Boston's Dana-Farber / Brigham and Women's Cancer Center ( ) indicates that this risk may be minimal for most men. Over the past year, health groups, such as the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Urological Association, issued a statement to alert physicians and patients about the risks of such treatment.

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Combination of alcohol and physical exercise deserves attention

Combination of alcohol and physical exercise deserves attention

There were not many situations I noticed athletes gather after the tests to consume alcoholic beverages, especially beer, to cool down and also rehydrate. However, the reality is that alcohol inhibits the release of the antidiuretic hormone (or vasopressin), resulting in decreased reabsorption of water by the kidneys and, consequently, increased urine production - which, unlike what these athletes believe, can Many people ask me about the possible (negative or positive) consequences of alcoholic beverages after physical exercise.

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