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  • FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies

    FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies
    Members of an experimental class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could get U.S. regulatory approval based on their ability to lower "bad" cholesterol, and may not need to show that they reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Food and Drug...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88

     Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88
    Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s. He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...
  • VES Awards 2013 winners & nominees

    Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood "Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers "Life of...
  • Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave

    Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave
    Assistant football coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, and fired coach Joe Paterno has hired a lawyer, the latest steps in the unfolding Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State. McQueary was the witness...
  • Roche bone drug eases pain in prostate cancer trial

    Roche bone drug eases pain in prostate cancer trial
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Roche's bone strengthening drug Boniva is as good for pain relief as single dose radiotherapy in patients whose prostate cancer has spread to their bones, according to data from a late-stage trial released on Sunday. Trial...
  • Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors

    Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors
    At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms. Doctors in the...
  • Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report

    Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids' risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Merck settles Vioxx suits from New York, Florida

    Merck settles Vioxx suits from New York, Florida
    (Reuters) - Merck & Co has reached settlements to resolve lawsuits from the states of New York, Florida and South Carolina alleging the company misled state regulators about the dangers of the painkiller Vioxx, according to court filings. The...
  • SEC rules could hurt Rick Perry's fundraising

    SEC rules could hurt Rick Perry's fundraising
    Nearly two weeks after announcing his presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has displayed Texas-size ambition and signs of early success in raising the large sums necessary for a national campaign. But unlike other candidates, Perry may not have ready...
  • Positive hep C drug results boost Pharmasset shares

    Positive hep C drug results boost Pharmasset shares
    (Reuters) - Pharmasset Inc said its hepatitis C shot showed positive results in a trial involving patients who have not been previously treated for the infection, sending its shares to a life-high on Tuesday morning. In a mid-stage trial named PROTON, 98...