Policing medical devices: It takes more than laws to protect patients

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One of the hallmarks of an orderly and civilized society is a citizenry willing to follow the rule of law. Even in the most lawful of nations... Read more

Penn team invents rapid, low-cost Zika test

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University of Pennsylvania engineers report they have developed a $2 field test that reliably detects Zika virus in saliva within 40 minutes... Read more

Health Tip: 5 things to look for when shopping for sunscreen

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Whether down the Shore or basking in the yard, it is important to use sunscreen. What should you look for – and avoid – when shopping... Read more

Hillary Clinton bad for Pharma? Talk about a rigged system

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On Nov. 8, Californians will vote on a ballot initiative to limit the prices that their state Medicaid system, known as MediCal, pays for each... Read more

Medical Mystery: At 48, he wanted a cure for erectile issues

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Editor's note: Albert I. Wertheimer, Ph.D., professor of pharmacy administration at Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Patricia J. Bush... Read more

Health quality for most Americans likely to fall

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This month a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease... Read more

Is anesthesia bad for children's brains?

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I recently received a call from a father whose four-year-old daughter was scheduled to receive general anesthesia for a surgical procedure... Read more

Medical Mystery: For FDR, much more than 'bronchitis'

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Editor's note: In this presidential election year, Allan B. Schwartz, M.D., a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension... Read more