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Health May 29FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug
Several batches of the drug metformin tested positive for a chemical that likely contributes to cancer. The announcement late Thursday follows dozens of heartburn drug recalls in the last year linked to the same contaminant.
Health May 15Most states still fall short of recommended testing levels
As businesses reopen in more of the U.S., more than 4 out of 5 states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns.
Health May 15FDA investigates COVID-19 test with false negatives
The test is used daily at the White House to test President Donald Trump and key members of his staff, including the coronavirus task force.
Nation May 02Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds
With no specific guidelines, states are left to figure out what a successful testing program should be while they simultaneously try to reopen their shattered economies.
Science Apr 24FDA warns of heart risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings.
Health Apr 21U.S. approves first coronavirus test that allows self-swab at home
The test from LabCorp will initially only be available to health care workers and first responders under a doctor's orders. The sample will still have to be sent back to LabCorp for processing.
Health Apr 17Test troubles cloud Trump recovery effort
The United States is struggling to test enough people for the novel coronavirus so officials can track and control the spread of the disease.
Science Apr 12Fears of ‘Wild West’ as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market
Blood tests for the coronavirus could play a key role in deciding whether millions of Americans can safely return to work and school. But public health officials warn that the current “Wild West” of unregulated tests is creating confusion that…
Health Apr 05No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming
Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky. They’ve stopped companies that quickly launched home-testing kits until they can show their products can accurately detect the virus.
Health Apr 02U.S. eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage
The U.S. is making it easier for gay men and other groups to give blood because of the coronavirus outbreak.