| Mar 7, 2009
In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been repeatedly (and rightly) excoriated for its shameless efforts to promote its products: Freebies handed out to doctors as inducements to prescribe particular drugs. Studies underwritten by drug...
| Dec 26, 2009
Dr. Walter E. Stamm, whose discoveries on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections and of the relationship between chlamydia and pelvic inflammatory disease saved tens of thousands of women from infertility, died Dec. 14 at his home in...
| Dec 22, 2008
Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what?
More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
| Feb 2, 2010
UCLA professor of healthcare
Dr. Charles Lewis, 81, a longtime UCLA professor whose research included preventive medicine, AIDS and delivery of healthcare, died Jan. 7 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, his family said....
| Mar 1, 2010
If you're shopping for a pill or gadget to trim your waistline, grow your hair or generally make you feel better, you probably take comfort in the words "FDA approved" or "FDA registered."
Even in a time of widespread distrust of government, most...