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1 HOUR AGO - Associated Press

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FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.

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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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Not All Cranberry Supplements Prevent UTIs

(Reuters Health) - Taking cranberry supplements has long been recommended to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI), but it’s important to choose the right products, researchers say.  Tests of seven popular cranberry-pill brands in the U.S. showed that most contained too little of the key bacteria-fighting ingredient to have any effect.  “There is a lot of variability in quality and efficacy ...

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2 HOURS AGO - CNN

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Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA, available next to week to doctors

The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States.

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15 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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First Commercial Zika Test Gets FDA OK

The first commercial U.S. test to diagnose Zika virus won emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

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16 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Quest Diagnostics says its Zika virus test gets U.S. approval

(Reuters) - Quest Diagnostics Inc said it has received emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the first commercially developed diagnostic test for Zika in the United States, a step that may help expand testing capacity and speed diagnosis of the virus. Previously, the only Zika blood tests that had Emergency Use Authorization, or EUA, were ...

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