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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

This Gift Voucher Might Just Get You a Kidney

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:00 GMT

About 30 hospitals participate in this national program

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A CDC for Africa

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

But the body modeled after the U.S. agency needs funding

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New Wireless Pacemaker Could Prevent Common Complications

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Powered by microwaves, the device avoids some of the risks traditional systems pose

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Outbreak of Mosquito-Borne Disease Halts Blood Donation in Rome

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Chikungunya can cause painful body aches 

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Lessons from before Abortion Was Legal

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Before 1973, abortion in the U.S. was severely restricted. More than 40 years later Roe v. Wade is under attack, and access increasingly depends on a woman's income or zip code

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Will the Thawing of Arctic Ice Release Diseases?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Will diseases frozen in Arctic permafrost be released and possibly reanimated by the thawing caused by global warming?

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Catholic Hospitals are Multiplying, Boosting Their Impact on Reproductive Health Care

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Abortions and tubal ligation numbers have dropped

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This Is Why Science Loves Twins

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

They help with tough issues like facial recognition technology and nature vs nurture

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Scientists Urge Caution about Study Linking Flu Vaccine to Some Miscarriages

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Authors say result, based on small numbers, contradicts earlier works and prompts deeper digging

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Doctors Must Dig into Gender Difference to Improve Women's Health Care

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Researchers and doctors must dig deeper into gender differences before they can provide women with better treatments

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WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Soars

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Epidemics often flare-up in war zones

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7 Ways to Have More Self-Discpline

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to stretch your self-control

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Under GOP Health Care Bill, States Would Struggle to Hang onto Obamacare

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMT

States that expanded Medicaid would be particularly hard hit

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It's Time to End the War on Women's Health

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Republican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender

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Democrats Urge Full Review of Republicans' 11th-hour attack on Obamacare

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:15:00 GMT

The bill has two weeks to advance

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Without Price Breaks, Rural Hospitals Struggle to Stock Costly, Lifesaving Drugs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Health care workers wonder if they can adequately care for patients

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Former CDC Director Tom Frieden to Launch New Global Health Initiative

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

He wants to tackle trans fats and lower salt content, among other challenges

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Women and Men Die of Different Causes in Middle Age

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

What do most women and men die of?

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The Opioid Crisis is Squeezing Small-Town Finances

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Emergency calls, coroner bills and childcare costs add up

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Gut Germs Appear to Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:15:00 GMT

Are probiotics for MS next?

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Texas Calls in U.S. Air Force to Counter Post-Storm Surge in Mosquitoes

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Residents have also been asked to clear any standing water

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100 Years after the Lethal 1918 Flu Pandemic, We Are Still Vulnerable

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Our public health infrastructure has improved, but without a universal influenza vaccine, a similar virus could result in a worldwide catastrophe

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The Social Life of Opioids

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMT

New studies strengthen ties between loss, pain and drug use

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France Eyes Legalizing Assisted Reproduction for Gay Women in 2018

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:50:00 GMT

French law currently restricts techniques like artificial insemination to heterosexual couples

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Many Pediatric Studies Are a Waste of Time

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

New initiatives aim to lessen the obstacles to finding useful treatments for children

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