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The women who died after sterilization surgery in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh might have been given antibiotic pills contaminated with rat poison, a senior official said. Sonmoni Borah, the divisional commissioner in the district of Bilaspur, in…

An appeals court ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make certain forms of “morning-after” birth control pills available freely over the counter to anyone who wants to buy them. In a three-paragraph order, a three-judge panel…


Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a new once-a-day combination pill to treat HIV-1 infection in adults who have never been treated for HIV infection, is approved in US by FDA. Stribild contains two previously approved HIV…


Results of a randomised trial carried out by academics at Queen Mary, University of London show that a four-component Polypill given to people aged 50 and over to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, the most common…


A rarely prescribed asthma drug is easier to use and just as effective as conventional treatment with inhalers, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Publishing tomorrow in the New England Journal…


Researchers revealed that the combined oral contraceptive containing drospirenone carries a higher risk of venous thromboembolism than do formulations containing levonorgestrel. Two studies published on bmj.com today add to emerging evidence that certain types of oral contraceptive pill…


A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), revealed by researchers in BioMed Central’s journal Reproductive Health. Researchers tested the tablets by carrying out a randomised,…


There is no doubt that modern contraception has enabled women to have unprecedented control over their own fertility. However, is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman’s ability to choose, compete for and…


Young You Corporation has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that four weight loss dietary supplements sold and marketed by the firm contain an undeclared drug ingredient. FDA lab analyses of dietary supplements distributed by…


A new drug for multiple sclerosis can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London. The results of a major…

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