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Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow. (Novartis via AP) After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be… Read More »

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In ‘Man’s 4th Best Hospital’ – NPR

Enlarge this image “The profession we love has been taken over,” psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, “with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory.” Catie Dull/NPR hide caption toggle caption Catie Dull/NPR “Don’t read The House of God,” one of my professors told me… Read More »

GSK recalls popular heartburn medicine Zantac: U.K. medicines watchdog

FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Loriene Perera (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline Plc is recalling its heartburn medicine Zantac as a “precautionary measure” due to a probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug, Britain’s medicines watchdog said on Tuesday. GSK is recalling all unexpired… Read More »