Taking aspirin regularly may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. Gwen Ifill discusses the implications of this new study with one of its authors Dr. Alfred Neugut,…
The Bush administration has moved to expedite the approval process for generic anti-AIDS drugs so they can be bought at lower prices and provided more efficiently and safely to millions of infected people in Africa and the Caribbean. U.S. Global…
Some members of Congress have called for an investigation into whether abortion politics played a role in the recent FDA decision to bar over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the controversial contraceptive…
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.
Senior citizens began sorting through the competing discounts offered by new Medicare drug cards this week. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer looks at the details of some competing discount-card plans.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
Despite signs of a dieters' backlash, the low carbohydrate craze is changing the way American consumers eat and shop. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports.
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.
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