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  • Long journey for sperm, from donation to sale

    Long journey for sperm, from donation to sale
    There they are, millions of them packed into small, thin straws, surrounded by the cloud of nitrogen oxide in the belly of a large tank housed in the new Cryos International sperm bank. One day, a gay couple, a single woman, or a husband and wife will...
  • FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan

    FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan
    The federal government has forced two UCLA researchers to stop making promotional claims about an experimental brain scan they hope to commercialize as a test for Alzheimer’s disease, long-term damage from traumatic brain injuries and other...
  • Specialty, generic drug costs drive Medicaid costs up

    The high cost of a drug used to treat Medicaid patients with hepatitis C drew scrutiny from lawmakers earlier this year, but other drugs are also driving up the state's costs and likely will continue to do so for several years, government data reveals....
  • FDA panel opposes dropping warnings from tobacco pouch

    Government advisers recommended against a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes and other tobacco products. The company has asked the Food and Drug Administration for permission to remove or...
  • Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

    Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements
    An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found. The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as...
  • California creates first guidelines for prescribing psych meds to foster youth

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Three years after joining forces to address the alarming use of psychotropic medications in California's foster care system, a high-level group of health care officials, attorneys and public policy leaders on Friday unveiled a sweeping...
  • EEUU: Panel rechaza propuesta de empresa de tabaco sin humo

    Los asesores de salud del gobierno tienen serias reservas sobre una propuesta de la firma Swedish Match de anunciar sus bolsas de tabaco sin humo como un producto menos perjudicial que los cigarrillos y otros productos tabacaleros. La empresa busca la...
  • Report: 13 in Richmond area hospitalized by tainted heroin

    Heroin adulterated with a veterinary drug is sending users to the hospital in the Richmond area. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1FIisBi) reports that 13 people in the region have been hospitalized in recent weeks after ingesting the tainted...
  • Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

    Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection...
  • Nation's drug czar touts needle-exchange programs

    Venturing into the epicenter of Kentucky's fight against heroin addiction, national drug czar Michael Botticelli on Thursday touted needle-exchange programs as effective grassroots initiatives to combat the spread of infectious disease and to steer heroin...
  • Soda shouldn't be called 'diet,' advocacy group says

    WASHINGTON Citing research suggesting that diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened products actually contribute to weight gain, a new advocacy group is asking federal regulators to investigate whether manufacturers including Coca-Cola and...