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US Aims to Help More Cancer Patients Try Experimental Drugs

CHICAGO — Sally Atwater's doctor spent two months on calls, messages and paperwork to get her an experimental drug he thinks can fight the lung cancer that has spread to her brain and spine. "We are here to help. We are not here to make a drug company give ...
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Calling Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic,’ Officials Weigh Flavor Ban

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. "The ...
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FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Drug for Epilepsy

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite grow...