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  • Prostate cancer drug candidate shows great promise

    Prostate cancer drug candidate shows great promise
    A white powdered chemical compound emerged from two University of Maryland School of Medicine laboratories more than 10 years ago with a name destined for oblivion, but a future that now looks promising as a treatment for the most challenging cases of...
  • Weight-loss drug Contrave wins FDA approval on second try

    Weight-loss drug Contrave wins FDA approval on second try
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval Wednesday of the new weight-loss drug Contrave, a mix of antidepressant and alcohol dependence medications. The drug, which is intended to be used along with a low-calorie diet and exercise...
  • U.S. FDA approves expanded use of Medivation prostate cancer drug

    (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators approved the use of Medivation Inc's and Astellas Pharma Inc's advanced prostate cancer drug Xtandi in men who have not yet received chemotherapy, the companies said on Wednesday, significantly expanding the potential...
  • U.S. FDA staff review of NPS drug sparks stock rebound

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shares in NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc soared on Wednesday after a preliminary report from U.S. regulators said its hormone replacement therapy Natpara, which could be approved by late next month, appears to be effective. NPS shares...
  • 7 super L.A. cheese shops and what they have to offer

    7 super L.A. cheese shops and what they have to offer
    Rows of milky-white triple crèmes, mold-ripened fromage with rumpled rinds, logs of tangy young goat cheese, wedges of luxurious creaminess surrounded by bloomy crusts. These are a few of the splendors of a new wave of neighborhood cheese stores that...
  • Lilly, Boehringer copy of Sanofi's insulin gets EU approval

    (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim said on Wednesday that the European Commission approved their copycat version of Sanofi SA's blockbuster insulin, Lantus. The treatment, to be manufactured by Lilly, comprises a type of basal insulin,...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Mood changes common when quitting smoking

    Q: I started taking Chantix seven days ago. I also take an antidepressant. I've noticed a subtle decline in mood. Is it the Chantix or an interaction between the Chantix and the antidepressant? A: There is good evidence that Chantix -- the generic name...
  • Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don't get as much, according to a new study. Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure...
  • Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit

    Dementia patients continue to get medications with little, no benefit
    More than half of nursing home patients who suffer severe dementia and are likely to die within a year or two are administered medications that offer little to no benefit and may cause pointless discomfort, a new study finds. The latest research,...
  • State hopes tracking pain pills will reduce overdoses

    State hopes tracking pain pills will reduce overdoses
    A database in Kentucky that has tracked potentially dangerous and addictive prescriptions dispensed in the state for the past 15 years has become a national model by helping significantly reduce so-called doctor-shopping for pain drugs. Federal data show...
  • Brian Williams' Ex-Boss From NBC Has New Vision For 'Evening News' At CBS

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In an era when interactive devices seem to have reduced the attention span of most video consumers to that of a hummingbird on methamphetamine, the new executive producer of "The CBS Evening News" recently tried something...