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Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No

Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure...

FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for...

No Link between HIV-Prevention Pill Truvada and Increased Sexual Risk Behavior

In 2012, the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada became the first and only medication approved by the FDA for HIV prevention. Led by Gladstone Institutes’...

FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

When you're buying soaps and body washes, do you reach for the bar or bottle labeled "antibacterial"? Are you thinking that these products, in...

Phasing Out Certain Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary plan with industry to phase out the use of certain antibiotics for enhanced food...

FDA approves first generic versions of antidepressant drug Cymbalta

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules), a prescription medicine used to treat depression...

3D printed implants may soon fix complex injuries

In an age where 3-D printers are becoming a more and more common tool to make custom designed objects, some researchers are using the technology...

FDA approves Sovaldi for chronic hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Sovaldi is the first drug that...

Innovative contact lens delivers glaucoma medication continuously for a month

For nearly half a century, contact lenses have been proposed as a means of ocular drug delivery that may someday replace eye drops, but...

Protein crosses blood-brain barrier to degrade Alzheimer plaques

The body is structured to ensure that any invading organisms have a tough time reaching the brain, an organ obviously critical to survival. Known as...

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