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A doctor draws medicine into a syringe. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

FDA Advisers Unanimously Back J&J Hepatitis C Drug

An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.


Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are shown at Jack's Pharmacy on Nov. 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AIDS Advocates Worried HIV Drug Will Encourage Unprotected Sex

Advocates are worried that a new HIV drug approved to prevent healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS will cause more people to use unprotected sex.