| Jul 15, 2010
Faced with conflicting and less-than-conclusive scientific evidence, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Wednesday that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia remain on the market — but with tighter supervision and increased...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack.
The Food and Drug Administration...
| Aug 13, 2010
Men who took erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra were more likely to become infected with sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, U.S. researchers have reported.
This infection rate was higher even in the year before the men got their...
| Feb 18, 2010
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday it will remove zinc from its denture cream, following reports that excessive use over many years can cause neurological damage and blood problems in consumers.
The British manufacturer will cease...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 7:11 PM
Each year, malaria kills more than 1 million people -- 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa and 80% of them younger than 5 -- and makes 300 million people seriously ill. Major progress in controlling the disease has been made by the widespread adoption of...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:16 PM
People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their brains show how they are doing it, scientists report.
Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:01 AM
In 1980, I moved my family from Maryland to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to work on an issue most people are not comfortable talking about — diarrhea. At the time, diarrhea, which is preventable and treatable, was rampantly...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Perhaps instead of fighting over how many merchants in town sell seashells, they should consider not selling them at all ("Fighting over some seashells," Dave Hansen column, June 2).
Yes, I know, they are big sellers, and make money for the merchants....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:24 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer even though they don't stop the infection that commonly leads to the disease, according to the results of...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Shares of Human Genome Sciences doubled in Thursday morning trading on news that a major British biopharmaceutical company offered to buy it for $2.6 billion, which the Rockville company rejected as too low.
Human Genome, which uses the human DNA...