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  • A 'rescue pen' for opioid overdose gets FDA's blessing

    A 'rescue pen' for opioid overdose gets FDA's blessing
    Opioid drug overdoses, the cause of some 16,000 fatalities and  half a million emergency-department visits yearly, may have met their match: The Food and  Drug Administration on Thursday approved the sale, by prescription, of a hand-held auto-injector...
  • Electronic cigarettes can be dangerous, even if you don't smoke them

    Electronic cigarettes can be dangerous, even if you don't smoke them
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes -- the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts....
  • MannKind shares soar on FDA panel's support of diabetes drug

    MannKind shares soar on FDA panel's support of diabetes drug
    MannKind Corp. shares were up nearly 80% Wednesday after the Valencia company said an FDA advisory panel had backed its inhaled diabetes drug that could replace most insulin injections. The panel voted 13-1 to recommend that the FDA approve the drug,...
  • FDA panel backs MannKind Corp.'s diabetes drug Afrezza

    Valencia-based MannKind Corp.'s inhaled diabetes treatment won the backing of a panel of U.S. regulatory advisors, boosting the company's long-running effort to get its first product on the market. Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration voted 13...
  • UCLA hospitals serve antibiotic-free meat in fight against superbugs

    UCLA hospitals serve antibiotic-free meat in fight against superbugs
    Visitors and patients at UCLA hospitals probably won’t notice what’s gone missing from the chili, hamburgers and chicken dishes they order for lunch. But by putting antibiotic-free ground beef, ground beef patties and chicken breasts on...
  • Shares of Intuitive jump on FDA approval of new surgical robot

    Shares of Intuitive jump on FDA approval of new surgical robot
    Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. jumped more than 12% Tuesday after the Sunnyvale company said the Food and Drug Administration had approved the latest version of its robotic surgical system. The company said in a statement that its new Da Vinci Xi...
  • Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

     Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear
    There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various "flavors" into the liquids it comes into contact with. But that's just one reason that glass is an increasingly popular...
  • 800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurer over Lap-Band payments

    800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurer over Lap-Band payments
    Ten Southern California surgery centers once affiliated with the defunct 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign are suing UnitedHealth Group Inc. to get reimbursed for hundreds of Lap-Band weight-loss procedures. The lawsuit comes amid federal and state...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan. The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
  • Legal settlement restricts marketing of Four Loko alcoholic drinks

    Legal settlement restricts marketing of Four Loko alcoholic drinks
    The maker of Four Loko, the malt liquor beverage that once was made with caffeine, on Tuesday agreed to sharply curb its marketing of the fruit-flavored drinks as part of a legal settlement with 20 state attorneys general and San Francisco City Atty....
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...