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  • Study: Popular Heartburn Drug Might Raise Your Risk Of Premature Death

    07/18/2017 4:14:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    Certain acid blockers in a popular heartburn drug might actually increase the risk of premature death. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, there are three main types of heartburn drugs. Antacids, like Tums and Rolaids, are fine. So are older acid blockers called H-2 blockers, like Pepcid and Zantac. But the evidence keeps piling up that drugs called PPIs, like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec, might actually be risky. They are among the best-selling drugs in the country, with more than $10 billion spent annually on a class of acid blocking medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs. It almost seems...
  • Producer inflation accelerates in March

    04/11/2014 12:09:56 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 11, 2014 | Lucia Mutikani
    (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in nine months in March, but that jump will probably not ignite inflation pressures as economic growth remains moderate. The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index for final demand increased 0.5 percent last month, after slipping 0.1 percent in February. The increase last month, which was the largest since June last year, reflected a surge in the prices of food and trade services. "Will inflation accelerate? Probably, but not rapidly," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania. "Growing demand should stabilize...
  • Yellen Approved By Senate Banking Panel, Philly Fed Index Plunges To 6.5

    11/21/2013 8:31:15 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Janet Yellen has been approved as Federal Reserve Chair by the US Senate Banking Panel. And the Philadelphia Fed Index plunged to 6.5 in November from 19.8 in October. Economists were expecting a read of 15. Philly Fed Nov More troubling in the Philadelphia Fed report is the decline in average employee workweek. Philly Fed Details Oct Of course, Janet Yellen being approved by the Senate Banking Panel has nothing to do with the Philly Fed Index plunge. Or does it? Yellen has been on the Bernanke QE team and we know that it has not been successful restoring life...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD WILL HAVE ACCESS TO SS#, TAX, MEDICAL INFORMATION

    08/23/2013 6:13:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/23/2013 | William Bigelow
    If you thought that it was frightening enough that the federal government was spying on you and had access to your personal information, get ready: Planned Parenthood is about to obtain access to your Social Security number, tax form, bank account, and medical records.With the advent of ObamaCare, consumers buying health insurance through health care exchanges will be required to speak to “navigators.” “Navigators” are supposed to help consumers find the best coverage and ascertain whether they are eligible for a federal subsidy. Any “navigator” will have access to the federal data hub, which holds information from the Department of...
  • Soaring Food Costs Mean a Garden is as Good as Gold

    04/16/2012 4:57:26 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 26 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/15/2012 | Rick Bickling
    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index Data for March 2012, the Consumer Price Index for fresh vegetables purchased for home use rose 4.5 percent from the same time last year. Recent USDA data also shows that the price of grains such as corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans has increased 234% since January 2002...
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as...

    02/09/2012 11:18:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    FDA ^ | 02-08-2012 | NA
    FDA Drug Safety Communication: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)  Safety AnnouncementAdditional Information for Patients and ConsumersAdditional Information for Healthcare ProfessionalsData Summary (Tables) Safety Announcement [02-08-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that the use of stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). A diagnosis of CDAD should be considered for patients taking PPIs who develop diarrhea that does not improve. .benefit { font-size: medium; font-weight: bold; color: #f9e4bb; }Patients should immediately...
  • SEPTEMBER PPI SURGES 0.8%, WAY HOTTER THAN ESTIMATES

    10/18/2011 5:53:27 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-18-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    <p>The number is out, and it's HOT!</p> <p>PPI hs jumped 0.8%, well above the 0.2% analysts had expected.</p> <p>Core PPI, which excludes food and energy, was only up 0.2%, which is still above the 0.1% that analysts had expected.</p> <p>The culprit? Blame food and energy.</p>
  • Companies paid more for food, goods in July

    08/17/2011 6:51:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    msnbc ^ | ap
    Companies paid higher prices for tobacco, pickup trucks and pharmaceuticals in July, driving underlying wholesale inflation up by the most in six months. This measure of inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, is known as the core Producer Price Index. It rose 0.4 percent in July, the biggest increase since January. The overall PPI, which measures price changes in goods before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That follows a 0.4 percent drop in June, the first decline in 17 months. Gas prices fell for the second straight month. Food...
  • Producer prices climb hotter-than-forecast 0.2%

    08/17/2011 5:58:03 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 4 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.17.11 | Steve Goldstein
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Producer prices rose 0.2% in July as a decline in energy costs didn’t immediately filter through the rest of the economy, according to government data released Wednesday. The Labor Department said prices rose on a seasonally adjusted basis in July as a surge from tobacco offset a decline in energy costs. Gasoline prices fell 2.8% while tobacco shot up 2.8%, the biggest gain in more than two years. The cost of light trucks, pharmaceuticals as well as beef and veal also played a role in the advance. Excluding food and energy, core PPI rose 0.4%, the largest...
  • Wholesale prices fall as output flat

    11/16/2010 4:07:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Core U.S. producer prices recorded their largest fall in more than four years in October and industrial output was flat, underlining concerns at the Federal Reserve about low inflation amid moderate growth. Economists said the data supported the U.S. central bank's November 3 decision to ease monetary policy further even though the 0.6 percent drop in the core Producer Price Index largely reflected the annual introduction of new motor vehicle models. Stripping out the sharp declines in vehicle prices, core producer prices -- which exclude volatile food and energy costs -- would have risen by 0.2 percent,...
  • US Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Control

    04/25/2010 4:17:08 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 128 replies · 2,574+ views
    marketskeptics.com ^ | Friday, April 23, 2010 | Eric deCarbonnel
    Friday, April 23, 2010 US Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Controlby Eric deCarbonnel PRnewswire reports that US Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Control.(emphasis mine)U.S. Food Inflation Spiraling Out of ControlFORT LEE, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association today issued the following food inflation alert to its http://inflation.us members:The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released their Producer Price Index (PPI) report for March 2010 and the latest numbers are shocking. Food prices for the month rose by 2.4%, its sixth consecutive monthly increase and the largest jump in over 26 years. NIA believes that a major breakout...
  • Hidden In The PPI Data Was The Largest Food Price Spike In 26 Years

    04/22/2010 2:49:49 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 593+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 4-22-2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    Hidden In The PPI Data Was The Largest Food Price Spike In 26 Years Vincent Fernando, CFA Apr. 22, 2010, 12:04 PM Food prices are volatile, but this move can't be ignored given its historical significance: Econompic: Excluding often-volatile food and energy prices, the core PPI increased 0.1% in March and is up 0.9% compared with a year earlier. The big story in the March PPI was wholesale food prices, which rose 2.4%, matching the biggest gain in 26 years. Prices of fresh and dried vegetables soared 49.3%, the most in 16 years. The PPI breakdown courtesy of Econompic below.
  • US PPI up beyond forecasts(annual rate of 16.8%)

    02/18/2010 8:22:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies · 875+ views
    FXStreet ^ | 02/18/10
    US PPI up beyond forecasts Thu, Feb 18 2010, 13:48 GMT FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Inflation on the producer level in the US increased beyond expectations in January. The producer price index was up 1.4% in January, while the market had only expected an increase of 0.8% from the 0.4% growth seen in December. In annual terms, the PPI in January grew by 4.6% over forecasts of a repeat of December's 4.4% rate.
  • U.S. producer prices soar 1.8% in November (higher energy costs)

    12/15/2009 7:55:00 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 916+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 12/15/09 | Greg Robb
    Dec. 15, 2009, 8:55 a.m. EST U.S. producer prices soar 1.8% in November Core PPI increases 0.5%; both rates come in higher than expected By Greg Robb, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Higher energy costs pushed the U.S. producer price index to surge 1.8% in November, the Labor Department reported Tuesday -- a rate that far exceeded analysts' expectations. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had predicted a rise of 1.0% for the month. Core producer prices, excluding volatile food and energy, rose 0.5% -- also above forecasts and the largest increase since October 2008. Read forecasts of major indicators. The November gain...
  • PPI: Freezing ("Below Zero" Deflation Alert)

    10/20/2009 8:36:34 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 705+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10-20-2009 | Karl Denninger
    PPI: Freezing ("Below Zero" Deflation Alert)y Karl DenningerOctober 20,2009 But I thought Bennie And The Feds programs were working? The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods declined 0.6 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. This decrease followed a 1.7-percent rise in August and a 0.9-percent decline in July. In September, at the earlier stages of processing, prices received by manufacturers of intermediate goods moved up 0.2 percent and the crude goods index fell 2.1 percent. On an unadjusted basis, from September 2008 to September 2009, prices for finished...
  • Early Communication about an Ongoing Safety Review of clopidogrel bisulfate (marketed as Plavix)

    01/26/2009 10:22:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 803+ views
    fda.gov ^ | January 26, 2009 | NA
      This information reflects FDA’s current analysis of available data concerning these drugs. Posting this information does not mean that FDA has concluded there is a cause and effect relationship between the drug products and the emerging safety issue.  Nor does it mean that FDA is advising health care professionals to discontinue prescribing these products. FDA is considering, but has not reached a conclusion about whether this information warrants any regulatory action. FDA intends to update this document when additional information or analyses become availableThe FDA is aware of published reports that clopidogrel (marketed as Plavix) is less effective in some...
  • U.S. Aug. PPI plunges 1.4%, but core rises 0.2%

    09/18/2007 7:48:55 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 91+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 18 September 2007 | staff
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Wholesale prices plunged 1.4% in August, led by falling food and energy prices, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. Energy prices dropped 6.6% in August, while food prices fell 0.2%, the fourth straight decline after five months of hefty increases. Excluding volatile food and energy, however, the core producer price index climbed a greater-than-expected 0.2% on higher drug and car prices. Economists expected the PPI to fall 0.4% and the core to rise 0.1%. The report on producer prices shows few inflationary pressures in the production pipeline as of August. But energy prices have soared since then, taking...
  • Housing Starts Plunge 14.3% To Lowest Point in 10 Years(But PPI Moderates)

    02/16/2007 5:55:00 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 55 replies · 1,485+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2007 8:47 a.m. | JEFF BATER and BRIAN BLACKSTONE
    Home construction fell to its lowest point in nearly 10 years during January in an unexpectedly large decrease that erased hopeful gains posted in two prior months. A separate report showed wholesale prices fell last month, after two strong months of gains, suggesting that underlying inflationary pressures remain broadly contained. Core prices, however, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, rose. Housing starts plunged by 14.3% to a seasonally adjusted 1.408 million annual rate, the Commerce Department said Friday. Building permits also resumed falling. The government raised its original estimate for December starts. Construction rose by 5.0% to 1.643 million,...
  • U.S. PRODUCER PRICES RISE JUST 0.1% IN AUGUST; CORE PPI'S DOWN 0.4%

    09/19/2006 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Rodm · 28 replies · 578+ views
    09/19/2006 | Ameritrade
    The Bush economy keeps rolling
  • Gas prices push up wholesale inflation

    04/18/2006 9:32:47 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 7 replies · 468+ views
    The Murcury News ^ | April 18th, 2006 | Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON - A big jump in gasoline prices pushed inflation at the wholesale level up in March at the fastest pace in three months, as oil prices above $70 a barrel sent consumers a high-octane warning of expensive fuel costs ahead. The Labor Department reported that wholesale prices rose by 0.5 percent in March following a 1.4 percent decline in February, which had been the largest drop in nearly three years. The March increase was slightly worse than the 0.4 percent rise that Wall Street had been expecting and was driven by a 9.1 percent surge in gasoline prices, the...