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Wake-Up Call: FDA Pushes Drugmakers To Weaken Sleeping Pills

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The number of new drug shortages each year in the U.S., from 2001 through Dec. 21, 2012. University of Utah hide caption

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How A Drug Shortage Hiked Relapse Risks For Lymphoma Patients

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Brain scans using Amyvid dye to highlight beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. Clockwise from top left: a cognitively normal subject; an amyloid-positive patient with Alzheimer's disease; a patient with mild cognitive impairment who progressed to dementia during a study; and a patient with mild cognitive impairment. Slide courtesy of the journal Neurology hide caption

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Despite Uneven Results, Alzheimer's Research Suggests A Path For Treatment

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For centuries, Russians believed putting a brown frog in their milk would keep it fresh. Now scientists are finding chemicals in the frog's slimy goo that inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Stefan Arendt/Corbis hide caption

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Grapefruit can make for a tasty addition to breakfast. But it can also interfere with some medications. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Currently, you need a doctor's prescription to purchase emergency contraception, such as Plan B, if you are under 17. AP hide caption

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A controversial pilot project reduced the cost of the most effective malaria drugs by giving manufacturers, such as Guilin Pharmaceutical in China, subsidies. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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