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  • Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December

    Ebola drug trials starting in West Africa as early as December
    Three separate clinical trials for Ebola virus treatments are set to begin in West Africa as early as December, Doctors Without Borders announced Thursday. The international medical aid group, also known by its French initials MSF, will host the...
  • The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'

    The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'
    Many women report losing their desire for sex, some temporarily, some permanently. Is this a relationship problem, a normal aspect of life changes or, as the pharmaceutical industry maintains, an “unmet medical need”? That was the question...
  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Put opiate overdoses on 'to-do' list

    Put opiate overdoses on 'to-do' list
    Hello? Earth to The Baltimore Sun. We're shocked, appalled and dismayed at your to-do list for Governor-elect Larry Hogan ("A to-do list for Larry Hogan," Nov. 9). Are you aware there is a heroin epidemic in Maryland? The Department of Health and Mental...
  • Suburban woman died after ingesting drug 'sass,' police say

    Suburban woman died after ingesting drug 'sass,' police say
    A woman from Spring Grove died after apparently ingesting a synthetic drug known as "sass," a form of Ecstasy made from the sassafras plant, authorities said. Cristina Villasana, 21, was admitted to the Lindenhurst Freestanding Emergency Center about...
  • Senate tackles Ebola response on its first day back

    WASHINGTON The U.S. might be Ebola-free at least for now but the deadly virus was at the top of the agenda Wednesday for the lame-duck Congress. In a hearing before a Senate panel responsible for doling out federal funds, lawmakers quizzed senior...
  • Obama, FDA need to crack down on antibiotics in factory farms

    Obama, FDA need to crack down on antibiotics in factory farms
    I appreciate the attention brought to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Kate Kelland's article "Drug-resistant superbug found in 1915 soldier killed by dysentery" (Nov. 6). It is incredible to think that about 100 years ago antibiotic...
  • Health news for expecting Hispanic mothers

    Health news for expecting Hispanic mothers
    Doctors are urging pregnant Hispanic women to be more aware of the potential birth defects that affect children of Hispanic mothers in seemingly higher rates than other ethnicities. According to a major finding in a report released by the March of...
  • Feds in 'catch-22' on D.C. marijuana legalization

    WASHINGTON Democrats representing jurisdictions that have voted to legalize recreational weed will roll out their congressional strategy on Thursday, but federal drug regulators may be plotting to handcuff the first such ballot initiative sent to Congress...
  • Madeleine Stowe reveals father's battle with MS; campaigns for others

    Madeleine Stowe reveals father's battle with MS; campaigns for others
    At 4 years old, actress Madeleine Stowe was learning about life’s troubles all too soon. Her father, Robert, a self-taught civil engineer, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system that causes...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court puts abortion restriction on hold

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold a state law restricting abortions while the issue is argued in a lower court. The unanimous action by the high court means that women in Oklahoma can continue to use the prescription drugs...