Experts are calling on company to counter closed groups where members can post misinformation without challenge

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At the same time, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, suggested that Congress strengthen the F.D.A.’s authority over an estimated $40 billion industry, which sells as many as 80,000 kinds of powders and pills with little federal scrutiny

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One of the namesakes of the federal “right-to-try” law confirmed Tuesday that he gained access to an experimental treatment thanks to the new law

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12 patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in The New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures

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Success against sickle-cell would be “the first genetic cure of a common genetic disease” and could free tens of thousands of Americans from agonizing pain

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HotDoc talked to our Travis Rieder PhD, a bioethicist who became dependent on opioids following a motorcycle accident. Travis shares what his experience with withdrawal felt like and how every doctor he spoke to was at a loss when it came to helping him safely taper off his medication

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The FDA said that it had also written to 20 clinics that offer unapproved stem cell treatments, warning them that such products are generally regulated by the agency and encouraging the clinics to contact federal regulators before November 2020, when enforcement will tighten

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The unintended consequences of animal gene editing. Unintended effects have included enlarged rabbit tongues and extra pig vertebrae, as bioethicists warn of hubris

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