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  • CDC panel OKs use of Cervarix HPV vaccine in girls, Gardasil in boys

     
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today to recommend the use of the Cervarix human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in girls age 11 and 12. Cervarix was approved by the Food and Drug......
  • Business briefs

    LABOR Walgreen settlement wins OK A federal judge has signed off on Walgreen Co.'s plan to pay $24 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit alleging racial bias at the nation's largest drugstore chain. About 10,000 past and present black Walgreen workers will...
  • For first time, researchers report some AIDS vaccine success

    For first time, researchers report some AIDS vaccine success
    More than a quarter-century after scientists discovered the virus that causes AIDS, researchers have finally shown that an experimental vaccine can block at least some infections, marking the first small but significant step toward eventual control of...
  • HIV vaccine feat leaves more questions than answers

    HIV vaccine feat leaves more questions than answers
    Only hours after HIV vaccine researchers announced the achievement of a milestone that has eluded them for a quarter of a century, they began plotting their next steps -- and coming to grips with a sobering reality. Their ultimate goal, halting the spread...
  • Vioxx risks could have been identified years earlier

    Vioxx risks could have been identified years earlier
    The significant cardiovascular risks linked to Vioxx could have been identified nearly four years before the anti-inflammatory medication was taken off the market, a new study has concluded, but consumers and physicians didn't have access to such...
  • Ralph F. Hirschmann dies at 87; pioneering chemist

    Ralph F. Hirschmann dies at 87; pioneering chemist
    Ralph F. Hirschmann, the leader of one of two teams that first broke through the seemingly unbreachable wall between chemistry and biology by synthesizing an enzyme -- a key component of life -- in the laboratory, died June 20 at his home in Lansdale, Pa....
  • Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table

    Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
  • A handle on heart disease?

    A handle on heart disease?
    The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it. That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
  • FDA Warns of Celebrex Heart Risk

    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned physicians to consider alternatives to the popular arthritis drug Celebrex because of new evidence that, like the similar drug Vioxx, removed from the market in September, it doubles the...