The FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency say they have detected small amounts of a radioactive iodine isotope in milk in Washington state. The radiation is related to problems at the Japanese nuclear power plant.
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Adults now 'huffing' more than kids (View Article)
Senators to FDA: Stop delaying generic drug approvals
Five senators have issued a letter to Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg to expand Americans’ access to affordable medications by avoiding the delay of generic drug approvals.
Study: $4 generic programs could help save society close to $6 billion
Patients that opt to fill their prescriptions through a $4 generic program could help garner societal savings of nearly $6 billion, a new study found.
Study: Metformin best first-line diabetes treatment
While several drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes are on the market, researchers have found that the best first-line option is metformin.
’60 Minutes’ examines counterfeit drug problem
“Fake drugs are a big threat and an exploding threat,” Kumar Kibble, deputy director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the news program “60 Minutes” in a segment that appeared Sunday night.
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Multiple sclerosis patients who regularly smoke pot to relieve pain and spastic muscles could be putting their brain function in peril, say researchers, who found that marijuana can further reduce cognitive abilities often already impaired by the disease.
Former residents of Saudi Arabia, or Canadians who spent more than six months in Saudi Arabia during the 1980s or early ’90s, will no longer be allowed to donate blood because of fears of mad cow disease.
After completing a major study on the use of placebos, the German Medical Association recently concluded the fake pills sometimes work better than real medicines and recommended that doctors give them out more often — even without explicitly telling their patients.
The toy isn’t even for sale yet in Canada or the U.S. but already, a doll that lets little girls mimic the act of breastfeeding is raising eyebrows.