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  • U.S. should reclassify prescription painkiller to cut rampant theft

    U.S. should reclassify prescription painkiller to cut rampant theft
    In his 30 years as a pharmacist, including three at a CVS Caremark store in Northern California, Wayne Wilson said it was all too common for drugstore employees to steal prescription drugs, which would often make their way to the black market. "It...
  • Government approves medical marijuana research

    Government approves medical marijuana research
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that...
  • FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle

    FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle
    When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims

    Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims
    A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved their use in purportedly helping people to quit smoking. Researchers on Monday said the evidence for that has been “unconvincing,” and they suggest that regulations should forbid...
  • Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory

    Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory
    Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
  • Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby

     Three genetic parents -- for one healthy baby
    Since January, a new California law allows for a child to have more than two legal parents. But children are still limited to two genetic parents. That could change soon, if the Food and Drug Administration approves human clinical trials for a technique...
  • Oklahoma court delays executions over plan to change lethal drugs

    Oklahoma court delays executions over plan to change lethal drugs
    HOUSTON — An Oklahoma appeals court on Tuesday postponed two executions after state officials revealed they were planning to change lethal injection drugs due to a shortage. Oklahoma is one of several death penalty states grappling with the...