Doctors say it’s already over for diabetes drug Avandia

In the grand scheme of treating diabetes, it might not matter much whether the Food and Drug Administration halts sales of the drug Avandia.
An FDA committee of outside experts met last week to provide advice on whether any regulatory action – from stronger warnings to removal – is needed.Read more…

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    Jul 20th, 2010

    July 20, 2010 — Frequent use of household cleaning products may boost breast cancer risk, according to a new study that drew criticism from medical experts and the cleaning industry.

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    Jul 20th, 2010

    NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) — Diagnosing the earliest stage of breast cancer — ductal carcinoma in situ — can be difficult and in some cases wrong, U.S. physicians say.

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  • New Guidelines to Shield Babies From AIDS

    Jul 20th, 2010

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    Jul 20th, 2010

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    Jul 20th, 2010

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