| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Peter Altschuler's back surgery had been a long time coming. The 66-year-old marketing professional and actor from Santa Monica slipped a disc about 10 years ago, and he's been coping with it ever since.
A series of injections kept him pain-free for...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
Re "Farmers caught up in food safety net," Feb. 23
Contrary to what an anecdote in this article implies, the Food Safety Modernization Act does not give Food and Drug Administration inspectors the power to impose fines on organic or other farmers. Plus,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients."
And why would...
| Feb 28, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug administration broke new ground in consumer protection when it required, more than 20 years ago, the now-familiar nutrition labels on virtually every bit of packaged food. Now, the labels are being revamped — in ways that have...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Condemned Oklahoma inmates filed a lawsuit this week seeking details about the drugs that will be used to execute them amid a growing national debate about how to deal with the shortage of lethal injection drugs.
Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri and other death...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday will propose the first major revamp of nutrition labels in more than two decades, an update that would emphasize calorie information, include the amount of added sugars and revise serving sizes to...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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As the Oscars approach, some of this year's big contenders are starting to show up on home video, including this best picture based on the true story of self-...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:57 AM
The Subway sandwich restaurant chain said Thursday that it would remove an ingredient used in the production of foamed plastics such as yoga mats and rubber-soled shoes from its bread.
"The complete conversion to have this product out the bread will...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:01 PM
DENVER -- Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers linked to the nation's deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in a quarter-century were sentenced Tuesday to probation and home detention, but the judge said he wasn't sending them to prison so that they could...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...