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Health Feb 19Lawmakers seek to help e-cigarette makers escape new regulations
Congressional supporters of the tobacco industry have proposed legislation to help e-cigarette companies escape rules adopted under Obama.
Health Dec 06Who wins and loses with the 21st Century Cures Act?
More than 1,300 lobbyists roamed the halls of Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act, and disclosure reports show most of them were working for pharmaceutical companies.
Health Dec 03Investments by Trump’s HHS pick raise questions over conflict of interest
Trump's nominee to be secretary of health and human services, Rep. Tom Price, could have conflicts of his own.
Health Oct 08A ‘liver-friendly’ vodka? Scientists and regulators may need convincing
The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical family claims to have crafted a liver-friendly vodka. But does it work?…
Health Sep 10Allergy-proof? Intelligence booster? FDA looks to rein in health claims for baby formula
The FDA suggested this week that the $3 billion infant formula industry consider proving its claims before selling the products.
Health Sep 09FDA expresses concern over widely used ovarian cancer screening test
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned women and their doctors that current screening tests for ovarian cancer are unreliable.
Science May 28What you need to know about the new study on cellphones and cancer
The new study of cancer risk from cellphones marks a big change in what researchers think they know about the dangers — which is why it’s sure to get an extra close look from scientists, industry, and government regulators.
Health Apr 08Disney tried to suppress nutrition study on its theme park meals
Disney, fearing a scandal, tried to press a journal to withdraw research paper from a controversial scientist.