In 2007, Congress created a public-private foundation to support research of interest to the FDA. Critics said this amounted to a new way for industry groups to influence the agency's decisions, and any FDA funding for the foundation was blocked for years. That's about to change.
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Norwegian scientists say as many as 1 in every 4 cases of breast cancer doesn't need to be found because it would never have caused symptoms or death. They also question a fundamental justification of mammography: that it finds more cancers when they're early and more curable.
Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions provide prescription drug benefit services to more than 1 in 3 Americans. The FTC says their union won't stifle competition in the industry, but community pharmacy groups are furious.
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