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Fda Approves New Aids Drug

The federal Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved 3TC - a new anti-viral AIDS drug to be used with the frequently prescribed AZT, further bolstering the growing belief that …


Aids Breakthrough Brings Flood Of Calls Medical Lake Primate Center Sees ‘Unprecedented’ Results In Blocking Virus

Researchers hope experiments at the primate center will eventually lead to anti-AIDS drugs for humans. File/The Spokesman-Review


Panel Urges Cancer Drug Approval

The new drug Taxotere should be approved to help prolong the lives of dying breast-cancer patients who have exhausted other options, despite its high incidence of dangerous side effects, a …


Aids Patient To Get Baboon Marrow

At the tearful behest of an AIDS patient’s mother and sisters, government advisers recommended Friday that the man be allowed to get a bone marrow transplant from a baboon - …


Chemist’s Research Saving Yews

A University of Portland chemist thinks she can squeeze more taxol, a cancer-fighting drug, from the Pacific yew tree. If the efforts of Sister Angela Hoffman succeed, the supply of …


‘Human Error’ Kills Cancer Patient

A patient with a usually curable type of cancer died after a doctor mistakenly gave him a chemotherapy overdose. “We deeply regret this human error,” University of Chicago Hospital president …


Shelter Makes Plea For Help Without Funds, Detox Center Will Close At End Of The Month

Jim Huntley helps a client get off the Spokane Care Service van at the Veterans Affairs Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


More Heroin Means More Demand For Treatment Addicts Have To Wait Months To Join County’s Methadone Program

Bruce never dreamed he’d live in a dingy, roach-infested downtown apartment, let alone be evicted from one. But the money he scrapes up working at odd jobs and collecting aluminum …


Treatment Effective For Sickle Cell Anemia

Calling an early halt to a national trial because of promising results, doctors Monday announced the first treatment for sickle cell anemia that attacks the underlying cause of the disease …


Changes In Treating Troubled Kids Blasted Critics Say Moves By State To Save Money Will Shortchange, Possibly Harm Disturbed Youth

Critics of a recent competition to care for the state’s troubled children claim the state favored fledgling companies with slick sales pitches over veteran firms with solid reputations. That complaint, …