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A parent fights to speed FDA approval in hopes of saving son's life

Parents are leading petition drives to get the Food and Drug Administration to put promising, but still experimental, drugs on the fast track while their children are suffering from terrible diseases.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:20am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, FDA, drugs, Werner Arnold, Niko Arnold, Josh Hardy

Women discuss female libido drug trial at G.W.

Men have Viagra, but what do women have? Two women talk about a clinical trial at George Washington University for Sprout Pharmaceutical's little pink pill, called Flibanserin.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 09:26am EST

Tags: FDA, libido, Sprout Pharmaceutical, Flibanserin, Lori Lundin, viagra, sexual dysfunctipon


FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:16am EST

Tags: FDA, smoking

FDA clears first drug for blindness sleep disorder

Monday - 02/03/2014, 07:20am EST

Tags: non-24, FDA

Acetaminophen: What are the health risks?

Data show that acetaminophen is linked to more deaths than any other over-the-counter pain reliever. During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too acetaminophen, one of the nation's most popular pain relievers. ProPublica takes an in-depth look at the dangers and what the Food and Drug Administration has long known about the risks.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 03:37pm EDT

Tags: acetaminophen, Tylenol, FDA, ProPublica, NeilMed, Johnson & Johnson


Nutrient shortages hurt local infants, area hospitals

It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it's a problem that's happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Tags: Children Are Dying, Washingtonian, Alexandra Robbins, nutrients, shortages, hospitals, premature, infants, FDA


Sunscreen facts and eco-friendly options

With the sun beating down in this extreme heat, it's important for you -- and your kids -- to wear sunscreen. But what sunscreen is effective and safe for both you and the environment?

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 11:28am EDT

Tags: sunscreen, eco-friendly, Health, Joan Michelson, FDA, Environmental Working Group

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