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Proceed To Article Celera Genomics Will Allow Australian Researchers To Access Genome Information - For A Fee
Celera Genomics, the company that told the US government they could finish the mapping of the human genome faster and cheaper than government institutions, has entered into an agreement with Australian researchers to allow them to subscribe to Celera's genomic information. More...

Proceed To Article Insurers Ask FDA To Make Prescription Drugs Available Over-The-Counter
The benefits to consumers when the FDA switches appropriate drugs to OTC status include holding down insurance costs, lower prices for medications and convenience for the consumer. Blue Cross urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to classify a drug as prescription only when it is not safe and effective for the drug to be designated as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication. More...

Proceed To Article Over-The-Counter Benadryl More Effective For Allergy Relief Than Prescription Drugs
Allergy sufferers may soon be asking "why am I paying more for less?" when it comes to relieving allergies. According to results of two recent studies, the leading over-the-counter (OTC) branded antihistamine has demonstrated significant superior efficacy over the leading prescription antihistamine. More...
Proceed To Article CDC Encourages Access To Meningococcal Vaccination Among College Students
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that health care professionals provide information about meningococcal disease and the availability of a vaccine to protect against this potentially deadly bacterial infection to college freshmen living or planning to live in dormitories. More...

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