On Friday, Dr. Frances Kelsey passed away at the age of 101. She was the Food and Drug Administration official who changed the way drugs were tested and marketed to the general public when she began asking questions about the safety of thalidomide.
Thalidomide has just about the worst reputation of any drug on the planet. After all, its widespread use led to birth defects in tens of thousands of children in the 1950s and 1960s. And yet, you may be surprised to know it's still being used to treat certain diseases. And now, a new study suggests it could have a…
Don Wright was diagnosed with myeloma—cancer in his blood cells and bone marrow—two weeks after running his first marathon. His doctor gave him a five-year survival estimate. Eight years later he has run 60 26.2-mile races in 41 states and takes just one pill per day to keep his cancer at bay.