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A network of reproductive rights advocates is working to share information about self-induced abortion, both in person and over the Internet. Karina Perez for NPR hide caption

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With Abortion Restrictions On The Rise, Some Women Induce Their Own

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President Trump speaks to the press with first lady Melania Trump and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless (left) and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA To Banish Flavored E-Cigarettes To Combat Youth Vaping

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Dr. Rebecca Gomperts says the government has seized abortion drugs she has prescribed from overseas to patients in the U.S. The drugs are approved by the FDA to induce abortion under a doctor's direction. Stormi Greener/Star Tribune via Getty Images hide caption

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FDA warns that smoking cigarettes causes Type 2 diabetes, which raises blood sugar, among other serious health risks. U.S. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Allergan Recalls Textured Breast Implants Linked To Rare Type Of Cancer

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Two San Francisco ordinances would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes in brick-and-mortar stores and ban online sales to shipping addresses in the city. Mauro Grigollo/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco Bans Sales Of E-Cigarettes

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The disclosure of millions of once-secret tobacco industry documents — which are now readily searchable online — has opened a window into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interactions with tobacco executives and lobbyists. Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR hide caption

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Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that can be extracted from marijuana or from hemp. It doesn't get people high because it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Getty Images hide caption

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Avastin got an accelerated Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of glioblastoma, but additional research found the drug didn't extend patients' lives. J.B. Reed /Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Cancer Drugs Approved Quickly Often Fail To Measure Up Later

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The drug buprenorphine blocks the cravings associated with addiction. It comes in tablets and dissolvable film. The only injectable form available is a drug called Sublocade; a rival drug is ready for market but may be blocked for several years by the FDA. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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In Midst Of Opioid Crisis, FDA May Block New Addiction Drug From Market

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A new book, Bottle of Lies, reveals serious safety and purity concerns about the global generic-drug supply. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The Generic Drugs You're Taking May Not Be As Safe Or Effective As You Think

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Companies are using new gene-editing tools to alter the DNA of food crops. One of these products is a soybean with a healthier kind of oil. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Gene-Edited Food Be Government Regulated?

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Nurse practitioner Debra Brown guides patient Merdis Wells through a diabetic retinopathy exam at University Medical Center in New Orleans. Courtesy of IDx hide caption

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How Can We Be Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe For Medical Use?

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Claire's stores, such as this one in New York, are a common sight in U.S. malls. The company says its "products are safe" and disputes the FDA's findings, saying they "show significant errors." Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The Food and Drug Administration suggests consumers who get prescription drugs mailed to them via CanaRx are at risk of getting mislabeled or counterfeit drugs. But consumer watchdog groups say the FDA has supplied no evidence that's happened. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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