Four-by-four inch gauze pads available in hospitals and drugstores can stop the most severe bleeding, making them a must-have in the battlefield. The American Red Cross says 50% of all military deaths are due to excessive blood loss.
In a letter, the FDA cautioned Rx Depot of Tulsa, Okla., that selling prescription drugs imported from Canada violates the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Analysts forecast exponential growth in these types of stores, as Americans try harder to acquire affordable drugs.
Researchers say they have come up with a diagnostic test for the mystery illness, but the CDC is not entirely convinced it would be effective because the cause of the disease remains unknown. A worldwide network of labs is working to find out more about the disease that may have infected 350 people around the world, including 22 in the U.S