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A daily pill called Addyi is the first medicine to be approved for the purpose of boosting women's sexual desire. Allen G. Breed/AP hide caption

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FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire

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National Institutes of Health funding has been flat for years. iStockphoto hide caption

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Bill To Boost Medical Research Comes With A Catch

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The experimental drug flibanserin, made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, is at the center of a regulatory controversy. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Advisers To FDA Recommend Agency Approve Drug To Boost Female Libido

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AstraZeneca's Nexium was the top drug in Medicare Part D's spending on prescription medicines. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Kathy Liu and her son Joey Xu talk to friends back home in Gainesville, Fla., from his hospital room in Cincinnati. Amanda Aronczyk/WNYC hide caption

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Son's Rare Cancer Leads Family On Quest For Cure

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Dr. Margaret Hamburg will have served almost six years as FDA commissioner by the time she leaves, far longer than the recent tenure for chiefs of the agency. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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FDA Commissioner Hamburg Grappled With Global Challenges

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Scientists reprogrammed the common bacterium E. coli so it requires a synthetic amino acid to live. BSIP/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch

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Arizona Department of Corrections inmate Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection in July. It took 15 doses and nearly two hours for him to die. AP hide caption

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Botched Lethal Injection Executions Reignite Death Penalty Debate

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