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Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

A study of pharmacies selling drugs online shows many of these sites offer antibiotics to consumers in the U.K. without prescriptions, which would be illegal in retail drug stores. . . . → Read More: Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

Biotech Group Withholds Support for Germline Trial Report

A biotechnology industry association in the U.S. says its members are not ready to support recommendations in a new report permitting future clinical studies of genome editing for inheritable disease-causing traits. . . . → Read More: Biotech Group Withholds Support for Germline Trial Report

Low-Dose Multidrug Shown Effective in Hypertension Trial

A small-scale clinical trial shows a combination of four current drugs to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure, formulated in low doses, reduces blood pressure to normal levels in four weeks. . . . → Read More: Low-Dose Multidrug Shown Effective in Hypertension Trial

Trial Testing Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes

A clinical trial testing day-to-day use of a smartphone-controlled artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes began enrolling participants. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes

Asthma Drug Tested as Alcoholism Treatment

Results from a small-scale clinical trial show an established drug to treat asthma and other inflammatory conditions has promise as a treatment for alcohol dependence. . . . → Read More: Asthma Drug Tested as Alcoholism Treatment

Trial Planned to Evaluate CTE Blood Test

A clinical trial is planned of a blood test to detect an indicator of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. or CTE. a neurodegenerative disease associated with collision sports. . . . → Read More: Trial Planned to Evaluate CTE Blood Test

News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Multiple news services today are reporting that the Trump administration is ordering several U.S. government agencies conducting or funding scientific research to cease discussing its activities with the media or public officials. . . . → Read More: News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

FDA Begins Cancer Product Review Center

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reorganizing its review of treatments for cancer into a structure that cuts across its traditional bureaucratic lines. . . . → Read More: FDA Begins Cancer Product Review Center

Experimental Drug Shown to Reduce Tourette’s Symptoms

Results from a clinical trial show an experimental drug is effective in reducing the severity of tics in children with Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder. . . . → Read More: Experimental Drug Shown to Reduce Tourette’s Symptoms

Gene Expression Changes Found in Wound Healing Therapy

A clinical trial to reveal the mechanism of a cell therapy to treat venous skin ulcers found the therapy works by altering the gene expression activity of treated cells to resemble healthy tissue. . . . → Read More: Gene Expression Changes Found in Wound Healing Therapy