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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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Health Site Snags Immigrants
Wall Street Journal : November 27, 2014, 9:31 am
Legal immigrants are running into fresh problems signing up for insurance on HealthCare.gov, presenting a hurdle in the Obama administration’s efforts to cover more Hispanics.

HealthCare.gov Gets 222,000 New Sign-Ups in First Week
Wall Street Journal : November 27, 2014, 7:03 am
About 220,000 people picked health plans for the first time through HealthCare.gov in the first week the site reopened to sell coverage, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe in Test
Wall Street Journal : November 26, 2014, 7:59 am
National Institutes of Health researchers reported that a possible vaccine for the Ebola virus appears to be safe in early testing and that a clinical study in West Africa can go ahead as planned late this year or in early 2015.

Avanir to Provide More Human-Factor Data for Migraine Treatment
Wall Street Journal : November 26, 2014, 6:13 am
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, which previously said the FDA had questions about “human factor” study data for a migraine treatment, said it will provide new data.

Schumer: Focus on Health Law Was a Political Mistake
Wall Street Journal : November 25, 2014, 7:54 am
Democrats smarting from this year’s midterm losses need to embrace their pro-government roots and refocus on coherent policies to help the middle class, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said, citing the 2010 federal health-care law as a political miscalculation.