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World NowThe German company that manufactured thalidomide, the morning sickness drug that led to thousands of babies born with deformed limbs and other defects, apologized to victims Friday after decades of silence....
World NowThe former Navy SEAL who wrote a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden launched another attack Friday as his lawyer disputed the Defense Department’s claim that he was required to obtain Pentagon approval before publishing the...
William S. Knowles, a retired Monsanto Co. organic chemist who shared a Nobel Prize in 2001 for helping to solve a vexing problem in the manufacture of medicines, died Wednesday of complications of ALS at his home in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield,...
Culture MonsterGerman bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff has announced today on his website that he will no longer be giving concerts....
Culture MonsterIn an interview with Der Spiegel, the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his retirement and whether there was a 'bonus' to being disabled....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States. The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
Tribune staff reporterOnce a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers: "Are you going to have an epidural or go natural? "You're not drinking alcohol, are you?" "Have you tried ginger for...
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Money & CompanyIs the motto of the Food and Drug Administration "safety last" when it comes to the Lap-Band? As my Wednesday column reports, the FDA's approval last week of expanded use of Allergan's silicone weight-loss implant came despite considerable evidence that.....
Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIf Aly Hartman could have placed herself in a protective bubble for the duration of her recent pregnancy, she would have done so. The Marina del Rey woman, 28, cut out alcohol, sodas and caffeine. She replaced her sugary breakfast cereal with crackling...
Neurofibromatosis affects one in 3,000 people. It can appear as cafe-au-lait spots and bumps under the skin, or it can lead to complications that include blindness, scoliosis and disfigurement. The Times invited readers to submit questions to Ana Rodarte'...
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the cells in the bone marrow that affects 750,000 people worldwide; it is an uncontrolled growth of plasma cells which attack and destroy bone and damage the kidneys and immune system. In the United States, there are...
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