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  • Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

    Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?
    All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen. Check out this article from Consumer Reports. The Food and Drug Administration is currently researching these sprays, testing to see if they cause...
  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
  • FDA tightens guidelines on technique for uterine fibroid surgery

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tightened its guidelines on the use of a uterine surgical technique, saying it has been linked to the spread of a rare type of cancer. The agency said on Monday it is...
  • Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

    Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
    No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
  • Justice Department, Senate investigating generic drug price hikes

    PHILADELPHIA The 1984 federal law that spawned the generic pharmaceutical industry was designed to use the basic idea of economic competition to lower the cost of prescription medicine for millions of Americans. The law has largely served its intended...
  • State Is Trying, But Gaining Traction Is Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics

    State Is Trying, But Gaining Traction Is Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics
    When executives hundreds or thousands of miles away from Connecticut make decisions to restructure or close a pharmaceutical research office here, what happens to the Ph.D.s who worked there? Do they scatter to suburban Washington, Boston or California,...
  • 'Surrogate measures' win FDA approval for cancer drugs without proof they help save lives

    Like the others in the clinical trial, Patient No. 11561004 already had tried one treatment for his advanced kidney cancer, but it didn't work. So the 69-year-old man volunteered to try an unproven drug that offered some hope he might live longer....
  • Women worldwide seek help from St. Louis doc to remove pelvic implants

    ST. LOUIS A glass box engraved with "Another girl saved by the sling slayer" sits outside the surgeon's office. A patient was so grateful after Dr. Dionysios Veronikis removed her painful pelvic mesh, she gave the box to him along with purple wooden...
  • Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year

     Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year
    After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold. The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
  • FDA approves Purdue's painkiller that can reduce abuse

    (This version of the Nov. 20 story, corrects final paragraph to show Embeda treats pain, not opioid dependence) By Toni Clarke (Reuters)- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a long-acting narcotic painkiller with abuse-resistant properties...