| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg.
Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.
"It seems very clear that...
| May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss --...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.
Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a...
| Apr 21, 2013
After discovering that a promising new drug caused multiple types of cancer in lab animals, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline stopped developing the compound.
But the failed experimental drug, called GW501516, is making a comeback in another...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, LLC for falsely saying three of its diabetes drugs were better than others on the market.
The company also withheld data that showed the drugs...
| Feb 10, 2013
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...