Sarepta Therapeutics was awarded a voucher for a fast-track drug review by the Food and Drug Administration when the company's medicine for Duchenne muscular dystropy was approved Sept. 19. Now Sarepta is looking to sell the voucher to the highest bidder. Mick Wiggins/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Luz Barajas took her son Carlos Cholico to get his flu shot at Crawford Kids Clinic in Aurora, Colo., last year. Health officials say there is some evidence the flu shot is more protective than the nasal flu vaccine. Brent Lewis/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A multi-million dollar effort to produce a test to guide treatment for a potentially lethal skin cancer recently fell apart after the scientific investigator discovered that the commercial antibodies he was using were unreliable. Cultura RM Exclusive/Peter Mulle/Getty Images hide caption

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A job reviewing drug applications at the Food and Drug Administration can be the springboard for a career in industry. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Marlene Simpson of Sacramento, Calif., wears compression bandages daily to help reduce the swelling in her legs. She is getting fitted for compression bandages for her arms to prevent swelling there. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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The range of preventive health services covered without a copay could be extended to include condoms and vasectomies. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Public health officials want doctors to consider treating alcohol abuse with medications that have a track record of success. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients Jack Willis (center), Nolan Willis (right) and Max LeClaire, attended the opening of Sarepta Therapeutics new headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in 2014. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

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Chickens at a poultry farm in Hefei, eastern China. Antibiotics are often used to keep them healthy in densely packed quarters. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

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Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Pharmacueticals, will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday about the company's steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen auto-injector. Dale Sparks/AP hide caption

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Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

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When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

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Eliminating disparities in cancer care requires more than just expanding Medicaid coverage, say cancer epidemiologists who found that patients with private insurance seemed to have a survival advantage. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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The start of flu season is still weeks or months away, but you can get a flu shot now at many pharmacies. "It's a way to get people into the store to buy other things," says Tom Charland, an analyst who tracks the walk-in clinic industry. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released his medical records during a taping of The Dr. Oz Show with host Dr. Mehmet Oz, set to air Thursday. Sony Pictures Television hide caption

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Family medical histories are used to figure out whether it is worthwhile for a woman to be tested for BRCA genetic mutations, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Andrew Brookes/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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