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Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

Medical groups mounted a new legal bid Monday to break a US pharma giant's hold on a hepatitis C drug whose price—costing thousands of dollars for a typical course—has unleashed a fierce patent battle.

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Fewer U.S. kids overdosing on opioids

(HealthDay)—The number of U.S. kids who overdose on prescription painkillers each year may be declining—but the incidents remain a major public health problem, new research says.

Mar 20, 2017
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Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

Almost all New Zealand children have taken antibiotic medications by the time they are five years of age, according to new research from the University of Auckland's Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara Ki Mua.

Mar 16, 2017
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More transparency at FDA needed, researchers say

As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has created a Blueprint for Transparency at the agency to advance the development of safe and effective ...

Mar 13, 2017
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Don't relax drug approval process, experts warn

The warming follows a speech to Congress last week by President Trump in which he said the US Food and Drug Administration's drug approval process was "too slow and burdensome," and where he promised to "slash the restraints, ...

Mar 08, 2017
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Judgement bias in medical device recall decisions

(HealthDay)—The characteristics of the signal in user feedback of adverse events associated with medical devices and the situated context of decision makers correlate with judgement bias in reacting to these adverse events, ...

Mar 04, 2017
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'Medicinal food' diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

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