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The Los Angeles Times reports on new research in JAMA Internal Medicine that has shown that high initial doses of antidepressants prescribed to people under the age of 24 may increase the risk of suicide attempts. The study used medical records to track 162,625 U.S. residents, ages 10 to 64, who were...
A new article published by Reuters states "A combination of two anti-viral drugs developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. cured 90 percent of previously untreated hepatitis C patients and 82 percent of those who failed to respond to prior therapy." The Phase III trial "tested a combination of Bristol's...
Researchers studying the effects of immunosuppressant drugs on transplant patients have surprisingly discovered that one immunosuppressant may able to help destroy "dormant reservoirs" of the virus that causes AIDS, the Los Angeles Times reports. The results, published in the American Journal of...