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New Drug Development Now a Priority for Federal Government


Many drugs that look promising in the lab never make it to the corner pharmacy—a problem that the National Institutes of Health will now try to solve. WASHINGTON — Tues. Jan. 25, 2011 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a new government center to help spur new drug development in an increasingly stagnant market. Advisers to the …

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Doctor’s Visits: Why Checkups Are Vital


Remember that old saying about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure? It more than applies to the regular doctor’s visit. When you were little, your parents probably made sure you had an annual checkup with your doctor. But as you’ve grown older, you may have gotten out of this habit. Health professionals stress that these regular …

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