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Pfizer Discontinues Sutent Colon Cancer Study

Posted: 06/30/2009 - Pfizer is discontinuing a late-stage study of its cancer drug Sutent (SOO-tent) as an initial treatment for colon cancer because the drug is not proving effective enough.

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FDA Panel To Vote On Painkiller Restrictions

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Government experts are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether Nyquil and other combination cold medications should be pulled from the market to help curb deadly overdoses.

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Surprising Number Of Teens Think They'll Die Young

Posted: 06/29/2009 - New research suggests a surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15% -- think they're going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior.

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CDC: Childhood Vaccine Shortage Over

Posted: 06/25/2009 - The government declared an end to a shortage of a childhood vaccine that protects against bacterial meningitis, pneumonia and other serious infections.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 06/25/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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UN Reports Decline in Cultivation of Some Drugs

Posted: 06/24/2009 - In its annual report on world drug use, the United Nations concludes that global markets for cocaine, opiates and marijuana are holding steady or in decline.

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HHS Secretary to Press Lawmakers on Health Care

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told lawmakers Wednesday that President Barack Obama is willing to listen to suggestions on how to pay for a health care overhaul, as long as they don't increase the deficit.

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Air Toxins Elevate Cancer Risk In 600 Neighborhoods

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods — including some residents of Illinois — are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that put them at a much greater risk of cancer.

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