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Off-label drug use ads

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drug advertising each year. And a proposed change by the Food and Drug Administration could allow them to spend even more. 340 more words

Consumer Reports

Guggisberg Cheeses Join Listeria Contamination Recall List

Yet another brand of cheese has fallen victim to an ongoing listeria contamination: Guggisberg Cheese has recalled a dozen types of Colby type cheese products.  171 more words

Food & Personal Care

'Right To Try' Is A Sham

Richard Plotkin, a Grandparents In Action charter member and founder, is taking action in what he believes to be a bad deal for kids fighting #ChildhoodCancer.

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Childhood Cancer

Straight up: The secret ingredient in herbal versions of Viagra is likely to be ... Viagra

If you’ve been taking a more natural approach to dealing with erectile dysfunction, I’ve got some bad news for you. It turns out that most herbal versions of Viagra are likely to contain Viagra. 194 more words


Curing Parkinson's with Pixie Dust

I wrote a post back in 2013 that quoted the average cost of drug development: $1.2 billion over 15 years.  Four years later, it’s probably more than that, but the point is still the same: it would appear to cost way  too much and take way too long to come up with the next wonder drug to fight Parkinson’s. 272 more words

Parkinson's Research

Teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping,' study says

One in four teens who vape say they’ve used e-cigarettes for an alternative technique known as “dripping,” new research finds.

Dripping produces thicker clouds of vapor, gives a stronger sensation in the throat and makes flavors taste better, according to a study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. 1,198 more words