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“Female Viagra” Approved

By Jef Akst | August 19, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration OKs the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping

By Jef Akst | August 18, 2015

Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.

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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By Kerry Grens | 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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FDA Approves 3-D–Printed Drug

By Jef Akst | August 4, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration green lights the first medicine produced by a 3-D printer for use in the human body.

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FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test

By Kerry Grens | July 6, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.

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Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead

By Bob Grant | June 30, 2015

Police are calling the death of James Bradstreet, a physician who claimed vaccines cause autism and offered autism cures to patients, an apparent suicide.

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Device Trials Go Unpublished

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.

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Edible Marijuana Labels Wrong

By Bob Grant | June 24, 2015

The dosage information on 83 percent of 75 edible marijuana products legally sold in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles was incorrect.

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Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2015

A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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NIH Halts Drug Production

By Tracy Vence | June 8, 2015

The National Institutes of Health’s Pharmaceutical Development Section temporarily suspends production following contamination issues.

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