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2 Texas Patients Who Received Recalled Drug Die

Texas health officials say no link has been found between a compounded drug and the death of two patients who developed blood infections after receiving it before its recall.

08/14/2013

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

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

Court: Can Drug Companies Pay To Delay Generics?

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

Alzheimer’s Drug Fails Study But Flashes Potential

An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat.

08/24/2012

Prescription Pills

Tarrant Co. Prepares For Drug “Take-Back” Event

A drug “take-back” program in Tarrant County has netted a huge stash of old medications. Organizations across Tarrant County have had three take-back events since 2010 and another is slated for later this month.

04/16/2012