Our Gail Javitt writes, “The reality is that Right to Try is unlikely meaningfully to increase the number of terminally ill patients who can access investigational therapies or improve the outcomes for such patients. Those that claim otherwise, and who cast FDA as the primary obstacle between dying patients and lifesaving medicines, are peddling their own form of ‘snake-oil'”

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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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Charles Longjaw was being held at the Oregon State Hospital after being found insane. Oregon changed its interpretation of the law and he was released, raising questions about how states manage violent offenders with mental illness

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The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, put the brakes on implementation of the world’s first dengue vaccine today when it recommended it only be used in people who have previously been infected with the disease—a move that will shrink the potential market for the vaccine’s producer, Sanofi Pasteur

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Ketamine is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the results of a Phase II clinical trial. But some experts are wary of creating a new drug-abuse crisis by introducing a potentially addictive drug to millions of new users

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Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was desperately trying to quit

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