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  • FDA panel backs limiting use of testosterone replacement drugs

    (Reuters) - Testosterone replacement therapies should be reserved for men with specific medical conditions that impair function of the testicles, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday. The FDA is not obliged to...
  • Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits

    Is America's scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs? That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana....
  • Recognize farmers' efforts to address antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health. But before federal regulators place restrictions on antibiotics used in food-animal production, they should consider what already has been done. A White House initiative on combatting...
  • U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms

    (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY),...
  • Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern

      Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern
    A group of Northwestern University professors and researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose depression in adults, the school revealed in a study set to be published today. But the discovery does not mean the test can be offered to the public...
  • Lilly stomach cancer drug prolongs life in colon cancer study

    (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co's LLY.N Cyramza stomach-cancer drug prolonged survival of patients with advanced colon cancer in a late-stage study, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Based on favorable data from the Phase III study, Lilly said it would ask...
  • 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,...
  • FDA approves AstraZeneca, Nektar constipation drug

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an oral therapy to treat opioid-induced constipation developed by Nektar Therapeutics and AstraZeneca Plc. The decision opens the door for peripherally acting mu opioid receptor antagonists,...
  • At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money

    At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money
    Many executives would have given up after sinking a decade and $1 billion into an unsalable product. Wall Street had hammered the company's stock after regulators issued yet another round of safety concerns. Analysts piled on, some declaring the product...
  • FDA has vetted just seven percent of animal antibiotics for superbug risk

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists fear the widespread use of antibiotics on the farm may be a factor in the rise of "superbugs" – bacteria that grow resistant to drugs, infect humans and defy conventional medicines. Amid these concerns, the U.S. Food...
  • Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...