In February 2016, the FDA recommended that collection of donated blood cease in areas in the United States in which ZIKV was active, unless blood testing or pathogen-reduction methods could be implemented. At the time, no vectorborne cases of ZIKV infection had been reported in the continental United States; however, an epidemic was under way in the U.S. territories, most notably in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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An expensive screening program designed to keep the Zika virus out of the Red Cross’ blood supply has caught fewer than a dozen infected donations, a new study published Wednesday revealed. Study authors include our Jeremy Sugarman

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They’re the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments.

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The cloned animals look alike, but have distinct personalities and demeanors and cloning companies should be upfront about that, ethicists say. “What often is driving the transaction, I think, is that people want it to be a rebirth of their pet,” said Alan Regenberg, with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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The Pain Hustlers

May 3, 2018

Selling drugs is a relationship business. It’s best to do it in person. That is why, on a summer evening in 2012, Alec Burlakoff was out for dinner with Steven Chun, the owner of Sarasota Pain Associates

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An investigation reveals how doctors criss-cross the Canada-U.S. border while a broken system keeps secret the records of their crimes, malpractice and disciplinary rulings

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Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients

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Two doses a year of an antibiotic can sharply cut death rates among infants in poor countries, perhaps by as much as 25 percent among the very young, researchers reported on Wednesday

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