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Execs behind female sex drive pill have run afoul of FDA

In this June 22, 2015, photo, Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead works in her office in Raleigh, N.C. Sprout soon may succeed where many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies have failed: in winning Food and Drug Administration approval for the first drug to boost women’s sexual desire. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

WASHINGTON — A small drugmaker from North Carolina may succeed next week where many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies have failed: in winning approval for the first drug to boost women’s sexual desire. The husband-and-wife team that founded Sprout ...

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FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug

Federal health officials on Friday approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.

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FDA warning: Men’s testosterone drugs overused

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, such as this packet of 
AndroGel. They say the popular treatments have never been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. (AP Photo/The Daily Times Call, Richard M. Hackett, File)

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

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FDA OKs varicose vein treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technique for treating varicose veins by sealing them with a clear liquid that turns into a solid adhesive. The VenaSeal system is approved for patients with varicose veins of the legs ...

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FDA approves Clear Guide product

Clear Guide Medical, a medical technology company that is a Johns Hopkins University spin-off, announced on Friday that its first clinical product, the Clear Guide One, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Clear Guide One uses an ...

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