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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.
 
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the leading U.S. pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
 
Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for billions, the U.N. said Thursday.
 
Some childhood vaccines are linked to serious side effects, but they are quite rare and do not include autism, food allergies or cancer, said a review of scientific literature Tuesday.
 
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Cubist Pharmaceuticals to treat common skin infections often acquired in hospital.
 
By unleashing the immune system to attack skin cancer, researchers have made important strides against melanoma, according to the results of three clinical trials released Monday.
 
German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim said Wednesday it has agreed to pay US$650 million to settle thousands of U.S. claims questioning the marketing and safety of its popular blood thinner Pradaxa.
 
Lita (利達) Pharmacy Co. in Taichung City is believed to have defrauded Taiwan's National Health Insurance system of more than NT$70 million (US$2.35 million) from 2011 to 2013, Taichung District Prosecutors Office said Friday.
 
A single daily pill may help prevent HIV. And in the United States, gay men who have lost countless loved ones to AIDS can't stop fighting about it.
 
An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report Wednesday.
 
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