Merck & Co

Tables of the drug finasteride are displayed outside of a news conference given by the National Cancer Institute in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Drug safely cuts prostate cancer risk, study finds

Long-term results from a major federal study ease worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer. The drug cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent […]

08/14/2013

This undated photo provided by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows four of the more than a dozen U.S. and foreign companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. ( AP Photo/FDA)

FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a […]

07/23/2013

FDA

FDA probes new pancreas risks with diabetes drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems.

03/14/2013

Alzheimer's

New Alzheimer’s drug studies offer patients hope

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – For Alzheimer’s patients desperate for an effective treatment, several new studies starting up offer hope.

After dozens of promising experimental drugs failed, scientists think they’re now on the right track.

12/03/2012

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