With only a small number of health care workers volunteering to be vaccinated against smallpox, the Bush administration proposed a plan to compensate those injured by the vaccine in hopes of encouraging participation in the vaccination program.
President Bush on Tuesday proposed offering more generous prescription drug benefits to Medicare beneficiaries who switch to private health plans.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case testing whether courts can force a mentally ill defendant to take anti-psychotic drugs in order to become competent to stand trial.
Bottles of the popular herb ephedra should bear warning labels that the pills can cause heart attacks, strokes or even death, the Food and Drug Administration said in an announcement Friday.
Low doses of a generic blood-thinning drug can prevent the recurring, dangerous blood clots that afflict about 750,000 Americans annually, researchers announced Monday on the New England Journal of Medicine's Web site.
The first AIDS vaccine to be tested on humans failed to prevent HIV infection in the general population but may protect blacks and Asians in the U.S. and Europe, vaccine-maker VaxGen Inc. said late Sunday.
Doctors from across New Jersey walked off the job Monday as part of a work slowdown to protest rising medical malpractice insurance premiums.
A federal judge Wednesday barred the Bush administration from putting in place a plan to offer discount prescription drug cards to Medicare recipients.
Despite concerns voiced by health care workers' unions and a scientific panel, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that mass vaccination of a half-million medical workers could start as soon as next week.
Nine states and the District of Columbia are forming a nonprofit group to hold down the costs of prescription drug plans for their workers and Medicaid recipients, according to The New York Times.
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