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HIV Rx Goes Generic
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of Truvada.
Legionnaires' Disease in Health Facilities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that some health care facilities may pose a risk of Legionnaires' disease.
Infection Tied to Swimming May Be on the Rise
A parasite lurking in some pools and water playgrounds may be infecting people more often, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Future of Tuberculosis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expecting the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases to increase in certain countries.
Warning for Common Antibiotics Updated
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its warnings about a common class of antibiotics.
A Change in REMS Requirements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements for certain medications used to treat anemia.
New Options for Children with Hep C
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two medications to treat children with hepatitis C.
New Parkinson's Rx Gets FDA Nod
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an add-on therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Why the Hepatitis C 'Cure' Rate Spiked
Hepatitis C "cure" rates increased 21-fold between 2010 and 2015, a new study found. That increase is likely due to a transformation in the available treatments.
Hep C, Baby Boomers and Testing
In 2015, nearly 86 percent of baby boomers had never been screened for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study found. And that may put them at unnecessary risk for liver disease.