The PSA blood test now used to screen for prostate cancer may predict how aggressively the cancer will spread, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
By PBS NewsHour
About one-sixth of troops returning from Iraq showed symptoms of mental health problems but many are not receiving treatment, according to a study published Thursday.
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday, alleging the British drug maker withheld unfavorable data on treating children with its antidepressant Paxil.
A widely used test does not detect some prostate cancers, according to a study to appear in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine that adds to the ongoing debate over the merits of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for the…
The FDA, citing concerns about the morning-after-pill's use by young teenagers, rejected over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraception late Thursday, a move that contradicted the recommendation of the agency's advisory panel.
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After a senior Bush administration official said that the legalization of prescription drug importation was inevitable, the head of CVS pharmacy broke with his industry Wednesday and called for temporarily allowing the cost-cutting practice.
Many seniors seeking help with rising drug costs can now register for a Medicare discount prescription drug card, but the vast array of some 73 different cards has some worried the program may be too complex for those it is…
Results from two promising, but small studies identified a genetic mutation present in some lung cancer patients that seems to make them more responsive to the drug Iressa, one of the few available treatments for the disease.
The United Nations and other organizations said Tuesday they will use their resources to help people in poor countries get AIDS drugs through agreements with generic drug manufacturers.
The Army highlighted ways it is intensifying suicide prevention efforts in Iraq after releasing a study Thursday showing the rate at which soldiers in that country take their own lives is higher than for the overall Army.
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