FDA Oks 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works
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FDA Oks 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication. The approval came despite an internal dispute among Food and Drug Administration officials that ultimately had to be resolved by the agency’s … Continue reading

The Latest: Kaine says Trump’s child care plan bad for women
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The Latest: Kaine says Trump’s child care plan bad for women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 1:46 p.m. Tim Kaine is decrying Donald Trump’s proposed child care plan as outdated, saying it could discourage employers from hiring women. Addressing a forum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Thursday, the Virginia senator said the plan Trump recently unveiled has “kind … Continue reading

Clinton feels good, says she didn’t pass out during stumble
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Clinton feels good, says she didn’t pass out during stumble

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday that she’s feeling better since falling ill at a 9/11 memorial ceremony, but she never lost consciousness and didn’t think her pneumonia diagnosis was significant enough to disclose beforehand. “I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” she … Continue reading

Biden, Supreme Court nominee on Hill to pressure GOP
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Biden, Supreme Court nominee on Hill to pressure GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Merrick Garland found himself back on Capitol Hill on Thursday in a familiar place — meeting with a Democratic senator who complained about Republicans’ inaction on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Garland’s appearance was part of a campaign-season effort by Democrats to call voters’ attention to issues they want the … Continue reading

Report sets research priorities for Biden’s cancer moonshot
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Report sets research priorities for Biden’s cancer moonshot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report outlines a scientific roadmap for the White House’s cancer “moonshot” initiative — urging research to harness the power of immune-based therapy, and to better tailor treatment by helping more patients get their tumors genetically profiled. Those are among a list of recommendations issued Wednesday by a panel of cancer … Continue reading