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  • Health officials warn flu is striking early this season

    Health officials warn flu is striking early this season
    It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons. On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
  • Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand

    Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand
    Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question...
  • Glaxo to stop paying doctors to promote its drugs

    Glaxo to stop paying doctors to promote its drugs
    Ending a practice that some say creates a conflict of interest, British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it would end its practice of paying doctors to promote its drugs. Glaxo, maker of drugs such as the antidepressant Paxil, also...
  • Generic Viagra to be available in late 2017

    Generic Viagra to be available in late 2017
    Generic Viagra will hit the market more than two years earlier than expected under a settlement reached by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and the maker of the impotence drug, Pfizer Inc. Teva can enter the market on Dec. 11, 2017, and will pay...
  • Herbalife takes another bite out of Bill Ackman

    Herbalife takes another bite out of Bill Ackman
    Followers of Herbalife, the Los Angeles peddler of nutritional supplements, know it's actually two stories rolled into one. One is the story of how a company with a questionable business model, overhyped products, and an almost invisible research and...
  • SAC fund manager Michael Steinberg guilty in insider-trading case

    SAC fund manager Michael Steinberg guilty in insider-trading case
    Michael Steinberg became SAC Capital Advisors' longest-serving manager to be convicted of insider trading in a government victory that may increase pressure on his former colleague Mathew Martoma to cooperate in the U.S. investigation of founder Steven A....
  • What an 'organic' food label should mean

     What an 'organic' food label should mean
    Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine
    Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie." In a segment...
  • Katie Couric and the celebrity medicine syndrome

     Katie Couric and the celebrity medicine syndrome
    An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer." ----...
  • Maximizing 2013 healthcare benefits by year's end

    Maximizing 2013 healthcare benefits by year's end
    Getting to see the doctor before the year is over has been on Dave Holt's mind. The 52-year-old employment attorney from Tustin says he's been putting off a visit for some time. "I haven't done my annual physical yet," he says. He and his wife also rush...
  • AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis

     AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis
    I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS. Lately, however, I've been...