Medications

Researchers call for new rules to regulate probiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should consider the unique features of probiotics—bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestines—in regulating their use and marketing, says ...

Oct 17, 2013
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Big data reaps big rewards in drug safety

Using the Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), a hospital electronic health records database, and an animal model, a team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report ...

Oct 09, 2013
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GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Tuesday it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease.

Oct 08, 2013
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Propofol use in execution stirs concern

The potential use of propofol in a Missouri execution next month is raising concerns that the anti-death penalty European Union could limit its export, endangering the supply of the vital anesthetic to thousands ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Candidate vaccine against MERS passes first test

In collaboration with colleagues in Rotterdam, an LMU research team led by Professor Gerd Sutter has produced the first candidate vaccine against the MERS virus, a novel and highly pathogenic coronavirus.

Sep 06, 2013
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