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FDA Appears to Back HIV Drug

May 8, 2012, 9:09 am by Wall Street Journal

The FDA appeared to support the use of a Gilead HIV drug in healthy people to help prevent them from contracting the virus that causes AIDS.


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Ebola Survivors' Blood to Be Studied as Treatment
Wall Street Journal : October 24, 2014, 12:44 pm
Researchers plan to test the effectiveness of transfusing blood products from Ebola survivors into infected patients, as a potential near-term countermeasure to the outbreak in West Africa.

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola
Wall Street Journal : October 24, 2014, 12:24 pm
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

New York Officials Tracing Movements of Ebola Patient
Wall Street Journal : October 24, 2014, 12:02 pm
New York City officials said they are retracing the steps of Craig Spencer, the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola, even as they assured New Yorkers they had little to fear about the spread of the disease.

How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole
Wall Street Journal : October 23, 2014, 12:09 pm
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’

Ebola Puts Spotlight on Bellevue Hospital
Wall Street Journal : October 23, 2014, 11:36 am
The first Ebola case in New York turns the spotlight on the city’s marquee trauma center, which will be tested with containing the disease in one of the country’s most crowded urban areas.