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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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Well: Dangerous Dietary Supplements Return to Store Shelves

The Food and Drug Administration frequently recalls dietary supplements that are found to contain banned substances, but many of these products are back on the market months later, a new study found.

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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FDA panel votes to expand use of Vertex cystic fibrosis drug

By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Tuesday voted 13-2 to recommend expanding approval of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco to include a wider range of patients with the rare lung disease, the company said. The panel of experts said Kalydeco should be approved for patients ages 6 and older with ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Recalled, drug-tainted supplements still available for purchase

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recalls for dietary supplements tainted with banned drugs, more than half of the tainted supplements were still available for purchase, a new study found. “There’s no question that these supplements that contain pharmaceuticals are not allowed to be sold, there are clear cut ...

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9 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Drug That Lost High-Stakes Political Fight For Funding Now Being Used Against Ebola

WASHINGTON -- An experimental drug now being used by the U.S. government to treat Ebola patients lost a high-stakes battle for federal funding several years ago. The politically connected drug company that won the dispute, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy in September. Had a global Ebola outbreak not followed, the affair would be just one more eyebrow-raising indication of the influence ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Analysts see U.S. approval of Novo Nordisk's obesity drug by year-end

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is likely to approve Novo Nordisk's new drug to treat obesity this year, analysts said after wide expectations of an FDA decision late on Monday were not met.

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