A German attempt to develop a drug to help boost women’s sex drive has been knocked back by the US Food and Drug Administration, which said there was no evidence to show it was effective or safe.
The theories of two of the past century’s most prominent psychiatrists, Bruno Bettelheim and Sigmund Freud, have led to wrong treatment of children with autism, advocates have charged.
German doctors are restoring partial sight to blind people by grafting microchips covered with photocells onto the backs of their eyes in a major medical breakthrough, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.
German health insurers are under attack for suggesting that patients bear the cost of a massive immunization against swine flu. The winners are – who else – the pharmaceutical companies.
The swine flu scare has thrown an Austrian scientist into the limelight this week as his creation – "Tamiflu" – has become the global medication of choice with which to fight the disease.