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Millions Each Year Are Given the Wrong Antibiotics, Study Finds
Millions of Americans are receiving the wrong kind of antibiotics, causing new concern among infectious disease experts about the rise of potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria.
October 24, 2016
Zika Uncontained
How Brazil became a breeding ground for an outbreak.
August 10, 2016
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August 2, 2016
White House Eases Cap on Medication for Opioid Addiction
As many as 90,000 new patients could gain access to the addiction-fighting medication buprenorphine, under a new Obama administration policy announced on Wednesday.
July 6, 2016
Audit: FDA Recall Process Puts Lives at Risk
In one case, the FDA knew for 81 days that a manufacturer was selling bacteria-ridden food before a recall was initiated, inspectors say. In the interim, a baby died, two fetuses miscarried, and nine people became ill.
June 9, 2016
New Plan Looks to Keep Superbugs from Killing More Than Cancer
Each year, drug-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," kill 700,000 people worldwide. By 2050, experts warn, that figure could reach as high as 10 million, more than cancer kills today.
May 18, 2016
30% Of Prescribed Antibiotics Aren't Necessary, Study Finds
The more antibiotics are prescribed, the more dangerous the threat from drug-resistant bacteria becomes. Now, a new study finds that roughly 47 million prescriptions are unnecessary.
May 4, 2016
In Babies With Microcephaly, Unique Damage Wreaked By Zika
The damage caused by Zika in babies with microcephaly is unique enough that doctors believe they may soon be able to identify it as the likely culprit in a case by looking at brain scans alone.
April 14, 2016
A Mosquito Common In U.S. May Transmit Zika, Study Finds
Until now, scientists have assumed the Aedes aegypti mosquitos carry the Zika virus. New research indicates an even more common mosquito may transmit it.
March 4, 2016
Heroin and Opioid Addiction, In Your Own Words
We asked the FRONTLINE audience to share their experiences with addiction. These are their stories.
March 3, 2016
Abortion Clinics Are Vanishing. How Will the Supreme Court Rule?
New state laws have made abortions harder to access. Will the Supreme Court step in?
March 2, 2016
Photos: Disease Detectives Seek Zika Answers in Brazil
Officials from the CDC have arrived in Brazil to investigate whether the Zika virus may be behind the mysterious uptick in babies born with the birth defect known as microcephaly.
February 29, 2016