The highly-anticipated gathering of flu experts has been described as a fact-finding session that will focus on understanding how bird flu studies done at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin were performed and overseen by the relevant authorities.
In an effort to shake up a "pill for every ill" approach, the Army is making alternative treatments more widely available. Among the new options is acupuncture, which some veterans say is making them less dependent on painkillers. That doesn't mean there isn't resistance, including from many in uniform.
Many hospitals around the nation are perilously close to running out of a form of the old standby cancer drug methotrexate. The reason: a principal supplier of injectable methotrexate shut down in November after it flunked an FDA inspection.
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