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  • Certain diabetes drugs reduce cancer risk in women, study finds

    Certain diabetes drugs reduce cancer risk in women, study finds
    A class of oral diabetes medications that has drawn controversy in recent years reduces the risk of cancer in women taking it by almost a third, says a large new study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. In preventing cancer, the...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream
    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • Diet drug Contrave to get another shot at FDA approval

    Diet drug Contrave to get another shot at FDA approval
    The makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Contrave said this week they have taken a key first step in showing that the medication does not boost the heart and stroke risks of those taking it, and they announced plans to return to the Food and Drug...
  • FDA orders sales of company's genetic tests halted

    FDA orders sales of company's genetic tests halted
    The Food & Drug Administration, citing concerns about the expanding scope of genetic tests and their marketing, has told the genomic testing company 23andMe it must stop marketing its in-home saliva collection kit and related genomic analysis service to...
  • FDA affirms safety of diabetes drug Avandia, lifts restrictions on use

    FDA affirms safety of diabetes drug Avandia, lifts restrictions on use
    Avandia, a controversial diabetes drug that was thought to increase patients’ risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, has been cleared for widespread use by the Food and Drug Administration. Federal regulators said Monday that the...
  • Honest, FDA guys, my wife made me take that 23andMe test

    Honest, FDA guys, my wife made me take that 23andMe test
    OK, FDA guys, when it comes to that 23andMe genetic test I recently took, I just want to make one thing absolutely clear: My wife made me do it! It’s a story as old as Genesis, really. My little Eve offered me — well, not an apple but a...
  • FDA tells Google-backed 23andMe to stop selling genetic-testing kits

    FDA tells Google-backed 23andMe to stop selling genetic-testing kits
    Government regulators have ordered a Silicon Valley genetic-testing startup funded by Google to halt sales of its product to consumers. In a letter published on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said 23andMe was selling its "Saliva Collection Kit...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business
    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
  • L.A.-area congresswoman wades into catfish fight

    L.A.-area congresswoman wades into catfish fight
    WASHINGTON — Lucille Roybal-Allard has taken up an unlikely cause for a congresswoman from Los Angeles' landlocked Eastside: catfish. She is among the leaders of an effort to reel in a new federal catfish inspection program that she says threatens...
  • Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth

    Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
    Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine  use is rising among kids. Electronic...
  • FDA speedily approves Imbruvica, a treatment for rare lymphoma

    FDA speedily approves Imbruvica, a treatment for rare lymphoma
    Less than five months after a pair of biotech companies submitted a candidate cancer drug to the Food & Drug Administration, the FDA has approved the drug ibrutinib as a "breakthrough therapy" for a rare and deadly form of the cancer, mantle cell...