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 •  December 18, 2017

Updated at 4:17 p.m. ET to include comment from homeopathic pharmacists. The Food and Drug Administration said it plans to crack down on the sale of some homeopathic products. The agency unveiled a new, risk-based approach to regulating homeopathic treatments Monday that aims to protect the public from dangerous products. "In recent years, we've...

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 •  October 5, 2017

Insurers, hospitals and health advocates are waiting for Gov. Jerry Brown to deal the drug lobby a rare defeat, by signing legislation that would force pharmaceutical companies to justify big price hikes on drugs in California. "If it gets signed by this governor, it's going to send shock waves throughout the country," said state Sen. Ed Hernandez,...

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 •  July 18, 2017

View Slideshow 1 of 6 The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates – possibly toxic, probably worthless. But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California Poison Control System, the cache...

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 •  June 13, 2017

View Slideshow 1 of 2 The Food and Drug Administration has delayed the deadline for food companies to adopt a new Nutrition Facts label on food and beverage packages. A design for the new label was unveiled by Michelle Obama in 2014 at a White House event held on the anniversary of her campaign to fight obesity. The updated label highlights the...

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 •  May 11, 2017

Every year there are important new medical discoveries that help people live longer and more productive lives. One of the big reasons is the constant development of new drugs to treat or help prevent diseases. On this edition of UWM Today, meet two scientists who are deeply involved in the discovery of new pharmaceuticals. Jim Cook is one of UWM’s...