Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana laws

In April, Pennsylvania became the 24th now to legalize the use of medical marijuana. The day after Independence Day this year, Pennsylvania began accepting applications. According to a summary from PennLive, the state’s recent passage of medical marijuana legislation represents “”grassroots advocacy winning out over deeply held political and social

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Scientists pursue a new HIV vaccine

Untreated, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a contagious and fatal disease. Since AIDS emerged in the late 1970s, it has infected about 78 million people, 39 million of whom have already died. HIV is spread through direct contact with blood

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Unregulated substances taint U.S. pharmaceuticals

The Tylenol poisonings of 1982 changed the way over-the-counter medications were packaged. People died when an unknown entity put cyanide in Tylenol capsules, so tamper-proof packaging became the new standard. But all the tamper-proof packaging in the world won’t protect people from tainted product ingredients. Drug manufacturing began to dramatically

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