| Jan 2, 2013
Dear Readers: Here are 2012's interesting items — prescription (Rx) and OTC (over the counter) — approved by the Food and Drug Administration. — Love, Suzy
Stendra (Avanafil) tablets, Rx: Used for erectile dysfunction. Stendra.com...
| May 12, 2013
| 2:06 AM
Instead of Obamacare, still so contentious and with all the pieces not yet in place, we could have had Bowencare, with the key piece put in place on July 1, 1988, by Ronald Reagan.
It would be named for Dr. Otis R. Bowen, about whom there were many...
| Apr 5, 2013
Normally I don't complain about the proliferation of movie remakes any more than I complain about movie sequels and communal tables in restaurants — what's the point?
But recently a remake delivered a shiver. Its arrival felt like a cold harbinger...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:37 AM
So much for "Jeb! 2016." The kibosh on the anticipated presidential run by the former Florida governor came from an unlikely source at an unexpected time.
"He's by far the best qualified man, but no," said Barbara Bush when asked if she wanted to see...
| May 7, 2013
While everyone's attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature's halting efforts to repair the state's financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows.
They're pushing bills...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:19 PM
We've arrived at a rich and instructive political moment. The president and his adversaries continue to negotiate an uneasy driving lesson to avoid plunging off the fiscal cliff while saving face. Moviegoers are turning out in heartening numbers for...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:05 PM
It's Rescission Time!
Rescission Time is celebrated in Connecticut between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a moment in the year when we take stock of what is really important to those less fortunate than ourselves and then announce that they're not...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Protein Sciences Corp., the Meriden-based drug research and development firm with a long and colorful history in Connecticut, is investing millions of dollars in a new manufacturing facility for its flu vaccine — in Rockland County, N.Y.
| Nov 30, 2012
It's hard enough having a serious condition like cancer or kidney failure. It's even worse, some might think, when your health insurer says you have to buy your medicine from the pharmacy of its choice — or pay the full amount for expensive life-...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.
Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, declared his wish that...
| Nov 28, 2012
After 30 years, the fight against AIDS has turned an important corner. A week ago, a task force which advises the U.S. government on preventative medicine proposed doctors offer HIV tests to all people ages 15 to 64. Prior recommendations suggested...