In a nonbinding vote countywide, residents in the Florida Keys approved a measure allowing a British company to begin a trial release of genetically modified mosquitoes. Armed with that approval, local officials voted Saturday to try out what they hope will be a new tool in the fight against Zika.
This week, the FTC announced, in a strongly-worded report on homeopathic advertising, that homeopathic drugs should “be held to the same truth-in-advertising standards as other products claiming health benefits.”
Medicare Identifies Which Prescription Drugs Were Costliest in 2015 | The Wall Street Journal
Medicare released new data identifying prescription medicines that had sharp price increases and those that accounted for its largest total spending in 2015.
The large clinical trials needed for federal approval of new cancer drugs often way overstate how effective the treatments will be in the real world, two cancer physicians argued recently in JAMA Oncology.
Surgeon general ramps up addiction battle | Politico
The U.S. surgeon general has released the first comprehensive report on addiction in America, and he wants it to have as much public health punch as the groundbreaking report on the dangers of tobacco 50 years ago.