News tagged with food and drug administration

FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.

Mar 24, 2014
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Government approves medical marijuana research

The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a ...

Mar 17, 2014
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High dose statins prevent dementia

High doses of statins prevent dementia in older people, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Tin-Tse Lin from Taiwan. The study of nearly 58,000 patients found that high potency statins had the ...

Sep 01, 2013
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US approves pill camera to screen colon (Update)

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen patients who have trouble with colonoscopies.

Feb 03, 2014
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FDA investigating PML in patient taking MS drug

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the possible association between a rare brain infection and the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya (fingolimod), according to a drug ...

Aug 31, 2013
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US weighs unknowns of 3-person embryo technique

(AP)—Genetic experts cautioned the U.S. government Tuesday that it could take decades to confirm the safety of an experimental fertilization technique that would create babies from the DNA of three people, with the aim ...

Feb 24, 2014
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