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The newly nominated commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is being called upon to restore morale and confidence in the agency following its controversial handling of Vioxx and birth control known as Plan B. Two officials consider the state…

The deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu has infected poultry and wild fowl in Asia, Africa and Europe raising fears that it could spark a global pandemic if it becomes easily transmittable from human to human. Two health officials…

The decision by many pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical drug trials in India, a country with a large number of scientists, doctors and patients has sparked an ethical debate over whether the trials will benefit the participants, many of them…

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