German dentists told amalgam no burden on health
This article was originally published in Clinica
Even patients with amalgam dental fillings have just half the World Health Organisation's maximum acceptable daily intake of mercury, according to evidence presented to the Freiburg regional dental association in Germany (Arzte Zeitung). Munich professor Stefan Halbach says daily mercury intake due to amalgam fillings is 2-10 micro g, depending on the number of fillings. A further 5-10 micro g is taken in from food. The WHO's maximum acceptable intake is 40 micro g per day.
You may also be interested in...
Dr Reddy's is poised to expand its OTC offering in Russia and certain CIS countries by snapping up a basket of allergy brands from fellow Indian firm Glenmark.
Sandoz has launched an awareness campaign under the banner of “Ask For Generics” in the US. The initiative is aiming to educate stakeholders on the benefits of generics and their quality, safety and efficacy.
European Commission proposals for strengthening intellectual property protections in the EU, particularly the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) system, have been broadly welcomed by Europe’s brand industry. But the medical NGO, MSF, says the SPC proposals run counter to the commission’s own efforts to improve access to medicines.