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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By | August 11, 2015

Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.

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Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region

By | November 12, 2014

Long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex than nonsmokers, but other brain circuits may compensate by increasing connectivity.

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Epigenetic Cancer Therapy Clears Phase I

By | April 7, 2014

Investigational drug that inhibits proteins involved with epigenetic regulation shows activity against certain blood cancers in an early-stage clinical trial.

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Opinion: Translational Biotechnology

By | February 17, 2014

Regulators must consider both the promise and potential pitfalls of new technologies when determining whether to move them into clinical trials.

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FDA Considers Easing Controls on Diabetes Drug

By | June 11, 2013

A panel of advisors says that the agency should loosen restrictions on the sale of a diabetes drug with a spotty clinical safety record.  

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How Safe Is Your Medicine Cabinet?

By | May 1, 2013

After numerous high-profile safety scares, clinicians and regulators push to fix critical weaknesses in the FDA’s monitoring system for approved drugs.

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Opinion: Regenerating Safely

By | January 21, 2013

Patient safety is paramount in regulating new stem cell treatments.

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Fears over Fast-Tracking Drugs

By | September 10, 2012

Doctors question whether a government initiative to speed approval for promising new drugs is ensuring safety.

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Call for Diabetes Drug Ban

By | April 30, 2012

A consumer advocacy group calls for a ban of a diabetes drug after evidence surfaces that it may increase the risk of cancer.

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FDA Ups Recent Recalls

By | November 9, 2011

The US regulatory agency recalled 54 percent more drugs from the second to third quarters of 2011.

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