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The Life-Changing Story of Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Winfrey talks about the power of Henrietta Lacks’ story and shares an anecdote from a recorded conversation between journalist Rebecca Skloot and Deborah Lacks, the daughter of Henrietta Lacks. See more from this episode: http://bit.ly/2qbpYC6 Subscribe to Dr. Oz’s official YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1VUy0Na

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Biogen scraps Alzheimer drug trials, shares slump by a quarter

TOKYO/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Biogen and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials testing the experimental Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab, marking the latest setback for an industry racing to develop treatments for the memory-robbing disease. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Analysts expect the […]

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Jazz Pharma’s sleep disorder treatment gets FDA nod

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc’s treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo The drug, solriamfetol, will treat […]

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FDA allows sale of certain blood pressure drugs amid shortage

FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is shown in Silver Spring, Maryland, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it will allow certain manufacturers to distribute blood pressure medications containing specified levels of a cancer-causing impurity in order […]