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ABC News reports that the FDA has issued an official letter to the company MiMedx for the creation and distribution of injections containing human placenta. The placental cells are thought to contain "healing properties," although it is difficult to isolate one specific component containing the properties....
The New York Times reports that Senator Charles Schumer has announced the Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act of 2013. The act comes in response to three deaths that occurred this summer due to overdose on molly, a form of MDMA, or ecstasy. Schumer reports that MDMA dealers  "are...
An article in The New York Times reports that the federal government has announced its "largest grant so far to test an Alzheimer's drug on healthy people at greatest risk for the most common form of the disease." The $33.2 million grant comes after several years of unsuccesful trials on people who already...