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Nation Nov 10HHS recommended that the DEA make kratom a Schedule I drug, like LSD or heroin
The Department of Health and Human Services asserted in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration that two chemicals in kratom should be classified as Schedule I substances, meaning that the chemicals have “a high potential for abuse” and that…
Health Jun 22White House proposes a reduction of the FDA’s mission
The idea of changing a key mission of the FDA comes amid a turf war between the FDA and the USDA over the regulation of genetically engineered animals.
Science Feb 03Physicians, ethicists urge Congress not to pass ‘right-to-try’ legislation
Dozens of doctors, medical ethicists, and lawyers are warning Congress that legislation to allow Americans with life-threatening conditions access to unapproved, experimental drugs risks harming patients’ health.
Health Jan 18How a government shutdown could affect your health
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
Health Jun 08Even moderate drinking may expedite brain decline
Drinking just a handful of beers a week is associated with long-term changes to a person’s brain, a new study finds — although the functional meaning of these changes is unclear.
Health Jun 01Mylan may have overcharged taxpayers by $1.27 billion for EpiPens, HHS says
Mylan may have overcharged taxpayers as much as $1.27 billion over 10 years for its signature EpiPens, according to an analysis released Wednesday.
Health Apr 29Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?
A new project at DARPA aims to improve people’s ability to learn new things by stimulating nerves in the neck or behind the ear.
Health Apr 26Artificial womb keeps premature lambs alive for weeks. Are humans next?
An artificial womb that could someday sustain extremely prematurely born infants has managed to keep baby sheep alive for four weeks.
Health Mar 29How to build a female reproductive system that fits in the palm of your hand
On Tuesday, scientists unveiled a five-organ female reproductive system on a chip small enough to hold in your hand, and showed that it could simulate a 28-day menstrual cycle.
Health Feb 25Immigrants, fearing Trump’s deportation policies, avoid doctor visits
As President Trump continues to step up immigration enforcement, medical centers say the changes are indeed keeping immigrants out of hospitals and clinics.