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Polypharmacy

By Catherine Ulbricht | July 1, 2012

Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.

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Regulations for Biosimilars

By Lisa A. Haile and Kimberly K. Egan | June 1, 2012

As biologic drug patents begin to expire, generic versions will hit the market—but how will they be regulated?

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Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | April 1, 2012

Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.

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One Year On

By Nick Beresford and Jordi Vives i Batlle | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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An Evolving Science for an Evolving Time

By Colin D. Butler | January 1, 2012

Twenty-first century challenges to the public health of all the world’s populations require forward-looking commitments from epidemiologists.

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Toads

By Richard P. Sloan | August 1, 2011

Ascribing benefits to the experience of devastating illness or trauma is fraught with hidden dangers.

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Hard and Harder

By Michael K. Gusmano | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.

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Imagining a Cure

By Nicholas P. Restifo and Megan Bachinski | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.

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