FDA Chief Wants More Mail Inspectors To Stem Opioid InfluxThe head of the FDA wants to more than double the number of packages that his agency inspects, an effort to stem the flow of opioids that runs through the international mail supply.
Stuck In Opioid Crisis, Many Medical Officials Turning To AcupunctureAlthough long derided as pseudoscience, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.
Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed To Fight The AIDS Virus?Researchers think they can improve on a new AIDS treatment and are trying again to tackle HIV by doctoring DNA. New studies to test these tweaked approaches in people are getting underway.
News Now: Tamiflu Shortages & Facebook For KidsThis has been an awful flu season, and we're looking into Tamiflu shortages in North Texas. Plus, a Facebook app for kids has parents debating when children should start using social media.
Another Claim: Tamiflu Caused Child To Twitch, Hallucinate, Bang HeadAnother North Texas family is speaking out about what they believe are side effects from a popular flu treatment.
Girl, 6, Suffers Frightening Side Effects After Taking TamifluA North Texas family says their daughter's side effects from the popular drug Tamiflu were beyond what they ever could have imagined - and left them saying never again.
5 Shocking Medical Stories From 2017Here's a list of shocking stories from this year that shows just how far science has come and how unbelievable (and a little gross!) it can be.
New Drug Could Slow Down Rattlesnake Bite's Deadly SymptomsAs soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. It's a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that readily offers anti-venom.
Leftover Opioids Are Common For Surgery PatientsSurgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests. The research raises concerns about overprescribing medicine.
FDA Approves More Convenient Blood Cancer DrugThe FDA has approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. The new drug is injected in about six minutes, shortening clinic visits.
New Frontier In Cancer Care: Turning Blood Into Living DrugsImmune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier — creating "living drugs" that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors.
Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval For Many U.S. DrugsAlmost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications.
U.S. House Approves Repeal Of Obamacare, Bill Heads To SenateThe Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the U.S. House 217-213 Thursday, with one vote to spare, although it will face an uncertain path in the Senate.
FDA Approves Drug For Moderate & Severe EczemaRegulators have approved the first powerful medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The FDA on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema cases.
FDA Approves New Drug For Advanced Breast CancerRegulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for women with a type of breast cancer. It is a pill that works to slow the spread of cancer by blocking two proteins that can stimulate growth and division of cancer cells.