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Research into stem cells of adults stirs hopes

A year after President Barack Obama eased restrictions on research into embryonic stem cells and pledged billions in new stimulus money for it, researchers are almost giddy with enthusiasm about progress in the field. They're ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Medical research
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FDA: BPA affects children; exposure should be limited

After earlier statements that declared bisphenol A safe for all uses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that BPA affects human development and said it is working to take the chemical out of infant formula ...

dateJan 17, 2010 in Health
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ICT fails to accelerate drug approvals

Drug approvals are taking just as long as they ever did despite increased expenditure on new information technology at the Food and drug Administration. So says a statistical analysis of approval intervals from 1997 to 2006, ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Health
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GAO: FDA fails to follow up on unproven drugs

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has allowed drugs for cancer and other diseases to stay on the market even when follow-up studies showed they didn't extend patients' lives, say congressional investigators.

dateOct 26, 2009 in Medications
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