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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

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Antidepressant use nationally fell by 31 percent among adolescents between 2000 and 2010. Suicide attempts increased by almost 22 percent. JustinLing/Flickr hide caption

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Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

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A customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in April 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. More than a dozen food cooperatives supported the bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

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FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller

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Morphine and oxycodone (the active ingredient in Oxycontin) are strong narcotic pain relievers on their own. Moxduo, a drug now up for FDA approval, would combine morphine and oxycodone in a single capsule. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

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The proposed Nutrition Facts label (right) has a few subtle differences from the current label, including bolder calorie counts and added sugar information. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

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Up till now, all babies have had two genetic parents. That could soon change. Klöpper & Eisenschmidt GbR/iStockphoto hide caption

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Scientists Question Safety Of Genetically Altering Human Eggs

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Blair Roberts, a 22-year-old sales associate at Colorado E-Smokes, "vapes" with an electronic cigarette in the Aurora, Colo., store. In the absence of federal rules, Colorado is among states that considered its own age requirements for the nicotine-delivery devices. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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The prescription painkiller sold under the brand-name Vicodin contains hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen. To reduce the risk of liver damage, the Food and Drug Administration is moving to limit the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription medicines. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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