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MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

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Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a...

FDA cracks down on high-risk alternative remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients...

Federal regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a...

FDA tentatively approves 1st drug for muscular dystrophy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients...

Insider Q&A: A model for more rational drug prices

Rising drug prices are creating anxiety for patients, politicians and physicians across the country, with little relief in sight.Last year the average price of...

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to...

Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light...

FDA delay raises slim hope for muscular dystrophy drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly-contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in...

Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, federal health...

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