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U.S. FDA panel backs Puma Biotech's breast cancer drug

By Toni Clarke | WASHINGTON Puma Biotechnology Inc’s experimental breast cancer drug reduces the risk of disease recurrence and should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday. The panel voted 12 to 4 in favor of the drug, neratinib, saying its benefits outweighed the risks, though panelists noted that the magnitude of ...

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Former Heritage Pharma executives settle with states

Two former executives of Heritage Pharmaceuticals who pleaded guilty to fixing drug prices in January have agreed to settle with 41 states and territories involved in the probe, the Connecticut attorney general’s office said on Wednesday. Jason Malek, former president of Heritage Pharmaceuticals, and Jeffrey Glazer, former chairman and chief executive of the company, agreed to cooperate in the state ...

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. During her tenure, the WHO’s ...

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Literally 471 Sex Tips You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Sex advice that’s fun, informative, and actually useful. Sometimes that’s a sex therapist or a sexual health provider. Other times it’s a sex-having adult who can tell you first-hand what worked for them. We’ve shared a lot of great sex advice over the years, so we decided to pull a few gems together in one list. Behold, the big list ...

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30 Super Honest Stories About Watching Queer Porn For The First Time

“I felt like I was walking into Narnia.” Everyone remembers their first time — watching porn, that is. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed It’s no secret a ton of people enjoy watching porn . But for people within the LGBT community, watching (or accidentally stumbling upon) queer porn for the very first time can be educational and affirming — or it ...

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The FBI And Defense Department Are Investigating America's Biggest Psychiatric Hospital Chain

The UHS-owned Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health facility in Oklahoma. Rosalind Adams / BuzzFeed News America’s largest chain of psychiatric hospitals is the target of a multi-agency federal investigation into whether it systematically holds patients longer than necessary to maximize revenues — an allegation two nurses at one of its facilities raised following a protest at its headquarters last week. According ...

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Why Americans Are So Damn Unhealthy, In 4 Shocking Charts

Stand by for another round of partisan warfare, as Senate Republicans grapple with a replacement for Obamacare. You can expect to hear a lot about access to health insurance and coverage for preexisting conditions. Those are important issues, for sure. But there are much deeper problems with health in America, which the current fight will do little to address. Americans ...

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Flint Isn’t Ready To Trust Anyone Yet

In the 1,000-plus days since Flint, Michigan, had (federally acceptable) potable water, a lot more than the pipes has eroded. Trust, like dependably clean water, is not easy to come by in this slightly careworn city of just under 100,000 people. For residents, the knowledge that a toxic cocktail of contaminants had been inadvertently released into their water supply is ...

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FDA Clears First Cancer Drug Based on Genetics of Disease, Not Tumor Location

By Natalie Grover and Bill Berkrot Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda chalked up another approval on Tuesday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the cancer medicine can be used to treat children and adults who carry a specific genetic feature regardless of where the disease originated. It is the first time the agency has approved a cancer treatment ...

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