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Hi-Tech Health Monitor Works When You Swallow It

A Redwood City-based company has invented a revolutionary new health monitoring system that involves swallowing a tiny sensor that transmits information to an external body monitor and stores the information online.

02/23/2014

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ConsumerWatch: ‘Free’ Diet Pill Quickly Turns Costly

Be careful when responding to offers advertising free products – you could get hit with a bill. Online marketers frequently don’t disclose all the terms of “free” offers, even in the fine print.

08/12/2013

Qsymia, a weight loss pill made by Vivus of Mountain View. (CBS)

HealthWatch: FDA Approves Mountain View Firm’s Weight-Loss Pill

The pill Qsymia from Mountain View-based Vivus Inc. was cleared for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

07/17/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Foster City Company’s Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

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