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An article in The New York Times reports “Pfizer has taken the unusual step of selling its erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, to consumers on its Web site, in an effort to establish a presence in the huge online market for the popular blue pill, considered to be one of the most counterfeited drugs in the...
The FDA has approved a new device, Viva, that is “used to resynchronize the beating of the heart and reduce hospitalizations for heart failure.” An article in Bloomberg News explains that Viva, a product of Medtronic Inc., does not require doctors to recalibrate the device as the “implanted device uses...
An article in The New York Times reports “In a major shift, the American Urological Association has pulled back its strong support of prostate cancer screening, saying that the testing should be considered primarily by men aged 55 to 69.” Many health experts, including the United States Preventive...