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  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion

    Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion
    Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc. for $8.3 billion in cash, helping the world's leading maker of cancer drugs expand into the treatment of rare or incurable diseases. Roche's efforts to produce successful non-...
  • State doesn't monitor syringe disposal at home

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians poke themselves each day with needles and lancets to treat or test for medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis. They do this at home, school and work. In most places, there are no biohazard...
  • DEA makes Vicodin harder to obtain legally, but that's half the job

    The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
  • DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter controls on the nation's most widely prescribed narcotic painkiller in a move to stem an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death. The agency said it would publish a rule Friday to place...
  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about this disease

    Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Whatdoctorsknow.com What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The...
  • Former U.S. swim star Van Dyken takes first steps since paralysis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken took her first steps this week since being paralysed from the waist down when she severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle crash earlier this summer. In videos and images she...
  • American Ebola patients treated with ZMapp experimental drug

    American Ebola patients treated with ZMapp experimental drug
    An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and has been discharged Thursday by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with an experimental drug. Dr. Kent Brantly of Texas was given ZMapp, a drug...
  • Baxter reports success in late-stage trial on extended release hemophilia drug

    Baxter reports success in late-stage trial on extended release hemophilia drug
    Baxter International Inc. said Thursday a key hemophilia drug under development met its primary goal in a late-stage clinical study. The drug, known as BAX 855, is essentially a stronger, extended-release version of its flagship hemophilia drug Advate,...
  • Trader Joe's, Whole Foods nut butters recalled for risk of salmonella

    Trader Joe's, Whole Foods nut butters recalled for risk of salmonella
    Some almond butters sold at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods stores are being recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella. The almond butters are part of a larger nut butter recall also involving peanut butters, according to the U.S. Food and...