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Scientists Designed a Drug for Just One Patient. Her Name Is Mila.

A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalized medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questions, scientists reported on Wednesday. The drug, described in The New England Journal of Medicine, is believed to be the first “custom” treatment for a genetic disease. It is called milasen, named… Read More »

Heartburn drug Zantac recalled over cancer-causing chemical fears

GlaxoSmithKline recalls its heartburn drug Zantac WORLDWIDE amid fears it may contain a cancer-causing chemical – but it’s still available in the US and the UK GlaxoSmithKline said four different types of the medication would be recalled  It’s feared pills contain NDMA, considered ‘probably carcinogenic’ to humans  All four affected products are only available on… Read More »

Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The Real Scandal Of The Opioid Crisis: Crony Capitalism Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued a grim account this week of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slow response to the opioid crisis and failure to use all the tools at its… Read More »