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Merck

Lasers are precisely pinpointed on a patient with prostate cancer at a radiation oncology center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Drug Safely Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk, Texas Study Finds

The results of a long-term major federal study that was done in Texas is easing worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer.

08/14/2013

A Merck & Co. sign sits in front of a facility. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Merck: FDA Won’t OK Its Combo Cholesterol Drug

Federal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.

03/05/2012

A prescription bottle label of Pfizer's Lipitor. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin Drugs

Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.

02/28/2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry Says HPV Vaccine Mandate Was A Mistake

Gov. Rick Perry officially started his campaign for President on Saturday, and voters are already asking tough questions about his record.

08/16/2011

A Merck & Co. sign sits in front of a facility. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

FDA Says Merck Drug Successfully Fights Hepatitis

Federal health officials said Monday a highly-anticipated drug to treat hepatitis C made by Merck appears to cure more patients in less time than established drugs that have been used for 20 years.

CBSDFW.COM–04/25/2011

A nurse examines blood samples taken from volunteers that are labelled and ready to be stored. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

New Hope For Hepatitis C Sufferers

Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C — even though most who have the simmering infection don’t know it yet.

CBSDFW.COM–01/17/2011

A worker gives a blood sample for a cholesterol check. (credit: Getty Images/Chris Hondros)

New Cholesterol Drug Could Be “Next Big Thing”

An experimental Merck drug safely boosted good cholesterol to record highs while dropping bad cholesterol to unprecedented lows in a study that stunned researchers and renewed medical hopes.

CBSDFW.COM–11/18/2010

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