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  • Consumer Reports: How to win the battle of the bugs

    Would you rather be eaten alive by mosquitoes and ticks that can carry debilitating — and even deadly — diseases, or douse yourself in harmful repellents full of potentially dangerous chemicals? Almost three-quarters of Americans say they...
  • Covering the Bases: Those who qualify for Medicare cannot keep Medicaid Expansion

    Covering the Bases: Those who qualify for Medicare cannot keep Medicaid Expansion
    In January, I enrolled into the Medical Assistance (Medicaid) with the help of a "navigator" through the Maryland Health Connection. Everything was working fine until I turned 65 in June. Under Medical Assistance, I had little or no copayments for doctors...
  • Terminally ill in Florida win better access to experimental drugs

    Terminally ill in Florida win better access to experimental drugs
    After coming down with Lou Gehrig's disease, Deb Gaudet lost the ability to eat or speak. But despite suffering from a disease that typically kills within a few years, the Dania Beach resident and former special education teacher still paints, writes a...
  • FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug

    Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data. The...
  • Protein Sciences Says Its Flublok Vaccine Has 'Exclusivity' Approval From FDA

    Flublok, the flu vaccine made by Protein Sciences Corp. of Meriden, has granted 12 years of regulatory exclusivity by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The designation means the FDA will not approve any similar products until January 2025. The...
  • FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients

    Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance. But as with their review of a similar drug a day...
  • NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

    New York City's Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted on Wednesday to consider the proposal at a meeting of the Board of Health that all chain restaurants add a salt-...
  • Prescription drug price battles show no sign of letting up

    The decision this week by experts at the Food and Drug Administration to endorse a pair of medicines aimed at combating heart disease brought on the latest round of hand-wringing over prescription drug costs. The drugs, which work to reduce cholesterol,...
  • FDA panel backs first-in-class cholesterol drug

    Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for a highly anticipated cholesterol drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, but with the caveat that more data is needed about its long-term ability to reduce heart attacks. The expert...
  • FDA: April inspections found Listeria in Blue Bell plants in Alabama, Oklahoma

    DALLAS Tests done this spring on Blue Bell ice cream plants in Oklahoma and Alabama found evidence of Listeria in numerous samples, according to reports released Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Also Wednesday, the Centers for...
  • Viagra para mujeres obtiene la aprobación condicional de la FDA

    Viagra para mujeres obtiene la aprobación condicional de la FDA
    El jueves, un panel consultivo de la ‘Food and Drug Administration’ revirtió su postura y dio su bendición condicional a la controvertida píldora llamada ‘Pink Viagra’ para tratar la disfunción sexual en mujeres. El panel votó 18...