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Health FDA wants more info on female sex pill FDA wants more info on female sex pill
A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.
Health FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills
Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.
Health A Q&A with the FDA about Essure
Morgan Liscinsky, a press officer for the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, answered some of our sister station's (KATU) questions about Essure via email. Here's the full conversation.
Health Insurance through work? Health law affects you too Insurance through work? Health law affects you too
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
Health Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids
Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.
Health New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013 New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013
The Food and Drug Administration approved 27 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2013, down from 39 new medications in 2012, which was a 15-year high.
Health Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease - the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
Health Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation(Photo Gallery)
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.