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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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While Americans focus on nuclear war, a larger threat looms

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:09:54 GMT

With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, experts warn that biological warfare could be more catastrophic than a nuclear attack.


Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:32:40 GMT

A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say.


Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived -- and died

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:22:29 GMT

Although he's older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300-year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things.


Hospital drugs policy killed 456 patients. Now families want justice

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:44:40 GMT


What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:30:31 GMT

The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking?


India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:40:48 GMT

India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government.


Four reasons to skip an activated charcoal 'detox'

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:47:50 GMT


FBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:51:43 GMT

Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: "Your son gave his life so that we may live."


His son's battle with cancer inspired his epic run

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:39:49 GMT


These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:14:30 GMT

The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu.


Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:29:16 GMT

Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or how to treat it best, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who gets it. The study, out Thursday, is running in the journal Neuron. It suggests the human herpes virus, 6A and 7 to be specific, may have a role in the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions.


Woman's selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:32:28 GMT

In selfies, a woman documented a lump under her skin for weeks before doctors were able to remove it -- and it didn't stay in one place, according to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Pediatrician: Separated children 'trying to find ... anyone to hold on to'

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:08:44 GMT

A pediatrician in Colorado examines young children newly separated from their parents and shares her observations with CNN. She says that while their physical condition was fine, emotionally "they were the opposite of stable."


Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:47:41 GMT


Here's when most kids start social media

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:22:07 GMT


Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this still haunts me

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:59:01 GMT

Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat.


'Incredibles 2': Theaters post warnings due to seizure concerns

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:41:32 GMT

Warning signs have been posted in theaters across the United States for fans with photosensitive epilepsy. The animated movie contains scenes of flashing lights.


Why the old way of parenting no longer works

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:08:59 GMT

Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.


Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:42:07 GMT

A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father's Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack.


How to be an ally to your LGBT friends, relatives and co-workers

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:03:40 GMT

Pride Month offers numerous events where members of the LGBT community can celebrate who they are.


He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:22:34 GMT

Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges.


WHO will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:39:40 GMT

The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.


Millennials may be less happy and healthy than their parents by middle age

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:21:30 GMT


The war against childhood cancer: Who's winning?

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:59:58 GMT

Every day, the terrifying reality of a cancer diagnosis changes a child's life. But as technology and treatments improve, many more children could be able to call themselves survivors.


Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:15:00 GMT

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.


India sees sharp fall in heat wave deaths

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:52:19 GMT


Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:25:55 GMT

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died.


WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:19:40 GMT

Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.


ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:39:32 GMT