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 •  January 31

Cathy Stone of Wrens had already faced down breast cancer but was then diagnosed with endometrial cancer and this time the chemotherapy had a strange side effect.“I had gotten where I couldn’t walk and I don’t know what went wrong, said Stone, 57. “My legs got weak on me.”She had two rounds of the best chemotherapy option, “which really haven’t...

The Augusta Chronicle

 •  January 14

Of the kids playing and running around the room inside the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, it is impossible to pick out Kaiden Morrell, 9, as the one whose brain harbored a rare and deadly tumor. “He never changed. He was always the same,” said his mother, Shaferriah Bradley of Allendale, S.C. “When he first started taking the radiation, he started...

The Augusta Chronicle

 •  December 7, 2017

Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — The little blue pill that’s helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its first generic competition next week. Pfizer Inc. will begin selling the white pill at half the...

The Augusta Chronicle

 •  November 26, 2017

Even though she is sitting up in a hospital bed awaiting chemotherapy, Coline Corbitt, 58, looks good and she insists she feels well. “Everybody knows she has leukemia except her,” joked her husband, Bruce. She is also getting the benefit of taking part in a clinical trial at Augusta University for a drug that could her help in fighting off her...

The Augusta Chronicle

 •  August 31, 2017

Associated Press (file) CHICAGO — Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who abuse drugs. A petition filed Thursday asks the FDA to ban opioid pills that, when taken as directed, would add...