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.
Medicare trustees reported that unless major changes are made to the entitlement program, it will face insolvency by 2019, seven years earlier than previously projected. Gwen Ifill discusses the bleak new forecast with former Medicare trustee Marilyn Moon and Dan…
People on certain popular antidepressants should be monitored for signs of suicidal thoughts, the government warned Monday as it asked pharmaceutical companies to highlight a suicide warning on the labels of ten drugs.
Worries that the mercury in certain fish could harm young children prompted the government Friday to issue new guidelines for eating fish.
It's been just over three months since President Bush signed the new Medicare law. But in that time, a series of controversies has erupted as Republicans and Democrats seek political advantage in an election year. Susan Dentzer examines the growing…
The White House Wednesday endorsed Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson's call for a probe into whether Medicare's chief actuary was pressured to suppress his cost estimates of the 2003 Medicare bill.
The Senate approved FDA chief Mark McClellan's nomination to head Medicare on Friday, after the vote was delayed over concerns about his opposition to legalizing the importation of prescription drugs.
The federal government has said it is opposed to the importing of cheaper prescription drugs because it cannot guarantee the safety of drugs produced in another country. As the debate over importing prescription drugs into the United States continues, Susan…
The Food and Drug Administration commissioner and White House nominee to run Medicare, Mark McClellan, reiterated his concerns about drug importation during a contentious Senate hearing Thursday.
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