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Merck Moves Doravirine Into Phase 3 Clinical Trials

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 19
Earlier this month, at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Merck indicated plans to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial program for doravirine in combination with ARV therapy in the second half of 2014.

Plan Ahead: If You Don’t Want To Be Sober, Be Safe and Sane This New Years Eve

By Stephen Mosher | Dec 30
The disco nap is a time-honored tradition at our home, observed before every party. We love parties and we love to party. We also love to wake up the day after, safe and sound. That’s why we have a few simple rules in our family that we pass on to all.

Pot Clinic Owner Now Mayor of California City

Dec 8
A medical marijuana dispensary owner has been named mayor of a small Northern California city in the heart of pot country. Sebastopol’s City Council selected 36-year-old Robert Jacob as mayor earlier this week.

Researchers Advise Taking HIV Meds, Even When Drinking

By Megan Barnes | Nov 19
A new study found that people with HIV, skip their meds when drinking, under the mistaken idea that it is more harmful to mix the two.

New FDA report shows multiple lapses at J&J plant

By Linda A. Johnson | Jul 22
A dozen recent federal inspections of a Johnson & Johnson factory for heartburn and other nonprescription medicines show a host of violations that could affect the quality and makeup of the drugs.

Abuse of meds sends as many to ER as illegal drugs

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 18
For the first time, abuse of painkillers and other medication is sending as many people to the emergency room as the use of illegal drugs.

FDA warns of bone fracture with heartburn drugs

May 26
Federal health regulators are warning doctors and patients that popular heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may cause bone fractures when used for more than a year.

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