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The changing landscape

The changing landscape of pharmaceutical medicineExamine the sweeping changes taking place in pharmaceutical medicine including a new code of conduct, federal regulations and industry changes designed to improve drug companies' standards and elevate their performance.

Now available without

Now available without a prescription - FDA makes more drugs over-the-counter - includes related articles on Nicotrol and RogaineFor those who yearn to break their cigarette addiction but don't fancy a trip to the doctor's office, the ability to get the nicotine patch without a physician's prescription may be just what the doctor ordered.

FDA ensures equivalence

FDA ensures equivalence of generic drugs - Food and Drug Administration - includes related articles on bioequivalency and filling prescriptionsWhen Stuart Addison goes to the pharmacy in Margate, Fld., he has the pharmacist fill his prescriptions with generic drugs. Addison. a retired federal government auditor, is one of many Americans who are choosing genetics when they buy drugs.

Pharmaceutical industry issues

Pharmaceutical industry issues its plan for voluntary clinical trials registryIn the face of bad publicity and impending restrictions, trade groups representing pharmaceutical companies have proposed a voluntary plan for using a clinical trials registry as well as results databases by midyear.
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Scientific American: Health & Medicine

Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

What Is Metabolic Profiling, and Can It Help You?

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 14:30:00 GMT

Is a malfunctioning metabolism really why you can’t lose weight and keep it off?

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Is Guilt Good for Your Health?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Negative feedback helps some people make better health choices, but we need a different approach to motivate others

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Medicine in Space: What Microgravity Can Tell Us about Human Health

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor discusses her experience in microgravity and doing biological experiments in space

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Antisense Drugs for Huntington's, ALS and Prion Diseases Could Meet the Dire Need for Brain Treatments

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:45:00 GMT

A genetic therapy that increases or lowers levels of a protein raises hopes for a treatment for neurological disorders

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Scientists Call for Do-Over for Rules on Creating "CRISPR Babies"

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 19:30:00 GMT

On Tuesday, an international commission will meet to develop less ambiguous guidelines for embryo editing

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Two Ebola Drugs Show Promise amid Ongoing Outbreak

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMT

People who receive either therapy soon after infection have a 90 percent survival rate, a clinical trial finds

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Cancer Medicine Is Failing Us

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Our aggressive, expensive approach to cancer is doing more harm than good

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Can Psychiatry Heal Itself?

Sat, 03 Aug 2019 19:00:00 GMT

A Harvard historian urges psychiatrists to focus less on making money and more on helping patients

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How a Data Detective Exposed Suspicious Medical Trials

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Anaesthetist John Carlisle has spotted problems in hundreds of research papers—and spurred a leading medical journal to change its practice

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Whistle-Blower Complaint Highlights CDC Turmoil on Climate

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:45:00 GMT

The filing will raise concerns that the agency is shifting climate funds to other programs

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Darwin's Ideas on Evolution Drive a Radical New Approach to Cancer Drug Use

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Principles of evolution and natural selection drive a radical new approach to drugs and prevention strategies

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Artificial Intelligence Sniffs Out Unsafe Foods

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Researchers trained machine-learning algorithms to read Amazon reviews for hints that a food product would be recalled by the FDA. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Fans May Be Okay for Muggy Days--but Avoid Them in Extreme Dry Heat

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 21:00:00 GMT

New research contradicts conventional wisdom on fan use during heat waves

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Blood Tests for Alzheimer's: Two Experts on Why New Studies Are Encouraging

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:30:00 GMT

Diagnoses could be made of individuals with AD pathology years before the first symptoms

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How a Revolutionary Technique Got People with Spinal-Cord Injuries Back on Their Feet

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Electrical stimulation has promised huge gains for people with paralysis. Now comes the hard part—getting beyond those first steps

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Trials Test if C-section Babies Benefit from Mom's Microbes

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Swabbing infants with mothers’ vaginal bacteria could affect the children’s health, but critics warn of sparse data and high risk

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Treatment for Extreme Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Wins U.S. Government Approval

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:45:00 GMT

The three-drug regimen cures 90 percent of people who have the deadliest form of the disease

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London Is Crawling with Drug-Resistant Microbes

Sat, 03 Aug 2019 21:45:00 GMT

Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Is A2 Milk Really Better for You?

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 14:30:00 GMT

This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let’s explore the science behind the hype

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Ghostpartum: Why Many Women Don't Get the Sexual Health Care They Need

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT

The many factors that impact a woman’s ability and desire to have intercourse after giving birth are rarely addressed during a standard postpartum visit

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Top U.S. Medical Centers Roll Out DNA Sequencing Clinics for Healthy Clients

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Patients can pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to screen for genetic health risks

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Climate Shocks Could Reverse Gains in Child Malnutrition

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:25:00 GMT

Drought fueled by global warming could exacerbate food insecurity, particularly in developing countries

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Cancer Research in a Nutshell

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A Web site called OncoBites offers short, easy-to-understand reports on what’s new in the field

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Device That Automates Manual Breathing Bags Could Save Lives

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

A machine that can pump manual bag valve masks without human help could be a stopgap measure or replacement for mechanical ventilators

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Visual Task May Offer a Brain Marker for Autism

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:15:00 GMT

The brain deals with viewing two images simultaneously in a distinctive way

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