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  • Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings

    Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings
    WASHINGTON — Companies that make generic drugs, the medications most Americans buy, are fighting to kill a proposed federal regulation that would require them for the first time to warn patients of all the known health risks of each drug they sell....
  • Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers

    Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers
    HUSTONTOWN, Pa. — Jim Crawford was rushing to load crates of freshly picked organic tomatoes onto trucks heading for an urban farmers market when he noticed the federal agent. A tense conversation followed as the visitor to his farm — an...
  • As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles

    As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles
    Just as California's record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived — measles. Fifteen Californians have come down with...
  • CHP investigating driver in collision that killed mother, 4 children

    CHP investigating driver in collision that killed mother, 4 children
    Officials are investigating if the driver of a car that allegedly ran a stop sign Saturday and crashed into a SUV -- killing a mother and her four children while the father looked on helplessly -- was on medication at the time. The driver of the Nissan,...
  • FDA to review safety of chemical found in some soft drinks

    FDA to review safety of chemical found in some soft drinks
    The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of caramel colorings used in a variety of foods, including colas and other dark soft drinks, to determine whether the agency should act to limit consumers' exposure to a chemical created during...
  • 'Low T' and the peril of medicating grumpy old men

     'Low T' and the peril of medicating grumpy old men
    Could you have low testosterone? That's the question Abbott Laboratories (now AbbVie) has been urging men to consider with its "Is It Low T?" awareness campaign, a highly effective effort to change how doctors and the public think about managing aging...
  • California, back off the nanny-state warning labels on sodas

    California, back off the nanny-state warning labels on sodas
    Soda consumption is down nationwide, to per capita levels last seen in 1987. It’s even down among kids. As word gets out about the empty calories in soft drinks, people have been getting the message. Such changes come slowly, but they happen....
  • King Richard III's genome to be sequenced: What we might learn

    King Richard III's genome to be sequenced: What we might learn
    The skeleton of the medieval monarch King Richard III will bear just one final indignity before it is laid, once again, to rest. Researchers at the University of Leicester in England plan to sequence the deceased ruler's entire genome by collecting some...
  • Two proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results

    Two proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results
    Two biological therapies designed to improve the clearance of sticky plaques from the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease have failed to slow the steady loss of cognitive function in patients with mild to moderate forms of the degenerative disorder....
  • Irish company to buy Cadence Pharmaceuticals of San Diego

    An Irish pharmaceutical company agreed to acquire Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego for about $1.3 billion in an effort to boost its specialty drugs portfolio. Dublin-based Mallinckrodt agreed to pay $14 a share for the company, a 26% premium...
  • What creationists and anti-vaxxers have in common

    What creationists and anti-vaxxers have in common
    The two stories don’t seem to have much to do with each other at first look: a rise in diseases such as measles and whooping cough in places with cheap, available vaccines, and charter schools using public money to teach creationism. They are,...