Hospital ventures into stem-cell reimplantation

Hospital ventures into stem-cell reimplantation “Physicians at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently launched an adult stem-cell reimplantation study to battle acute cardiac disease. Project managers at the center, which is the teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, say it is the first such program in the world.”


Cloning Creates Human Embryos

Cloning Creates Human Embryos “Scientists in South Korea report that they have created human embryos through cloning and extracted embryonic stem cells, the universal cells that hold great promise for medical research. Their goal, the scientists say, is not to clone humans but to advance understanding of the causes and treatment of disease. “


Doctors Call for Abbott Boycott on AIDS Price Hike

Doctors Call for Abbott Boycott on AIDS Price Hike “A group of AIDS doctors on Tuesday called for a boycott of drugs made by Abbott Laboratories Inc. to protest the company’s recent price hike on an important HIV medicine.” What makes this case particularly interesting is that the price hike is seen by many as […]


FDA a Big Winner In '05 Bush Budget

FDA a Big Winner In ’05 Bush Budget “One of the biggest winners in President Bush’s proposed 2005 budget is the Food and Drug Administration, which would receive an almost 9 percent increase in funding to expand a ‘food defense’ program, to respond to the mad cow disease crisis and to continue construction of its […]