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  • Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress

    Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress
    It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
  • Hampton doctor makes gourmet cookies for allergy sufferers

    Hampton doctor makes gourmet cookies for allergy sufferers
    When her 4-month-old son had a life-threatening allergic reaction to formula, Lucy Gibney, a board-certified emergency doctor with a practice in Hampton, started down a new career path. As she and her husband, Paul, struggled to find safe foods for...
  • Harold Ramis' death puts vasculitis in the spotlight

    Harold Ramis' death puts vasculitis in the spotlight
    Thanks to the well-publicized death of actor/director Harold Ramis, the disease he suffered from — vasculitis — is getting more attention, which can help patients and doctors understand this elusive autoimmune disease. "His death was a...
  • Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old

    Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old
    A 7-year-old Virginia boy struggling with a serious infection began a potentially lifesaving drug treatment Wednesday after his family's awareness campaign went viral and spurred the FDA and a pharmaceutical company to fast-track a new drug trial....
  • Letters: Making generic drug labels safer

    Re "The labels on generic drugs," Editorial, March 12 The Times objects to a Food and Drug Administration proposal to allow generic drug manufacturers to update safety labeling to warn of newly discovered risks, as brand-name manufacturers have long...
  • U.S. should reclassify prescription painkiller to cut rampant theft

    In his 30 years as a pharmacist, including three at a CVS Caremark store in Northern California, Wayne Wilson said it was all too common for drugstore employees to steal prescription drugs, which would often make their way to the black market. "It...
  • FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle

    When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs,...
  • FDA approves device to treat migraine headaches

    FDA approves device to treat migraine headaches
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches. In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
  • The labels on generic drugs

    When Congress gave generic drugmakers a shortcut onto the market 30 years ago, it required them to provide the same warnings as the brand-name medicines they were copying. Two recent Supreme Court rulings applied that stricture in an unexpected way:...
  • Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

     Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear
    There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various "flavors" into the liquids it comes into contact with. But that's just one reason that glass is an increasingly popular...
  • Government approves medical marijuana research

    Government approves medical marijuana research
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that...