| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with taking $120,000 in undocumented loans and numerous gifts from the owner of a dietary supplements business and helping the company promote...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the drug dapagliflozin, the second of a new class of medications that aim to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the name...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- The official in charge of exposing wrongdoing inside the troubled Homeland Security Department has been transferred amid allegations that he abused his position, officials said Tuesday.
Charles K. Edwards was scheduled to appear before a...
| Dec 15, 2013
Cutting edge companies often walk a tightrope between regulators trying to keep their technologies under control and marketers trying to push them out to consumers as fast as possible.
That's where a Silicon Valley company named 23andMe is today. The...
| Dec 18, 2013
Re "Saving antibiotics for people," Editorial, Dec. 12
The Times is too optimistic. The Food and Drug Administration's proposal to curb antibiotic use in livestock addresses only part of the problem and is voluntary, an approach that has proved...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Antibacterial soap is great stuff — if you’re talking about just plain old regular soap. Because all soap combats bacteria. It doesn’t need germ-killing chemicals added to do that. The difference is that regular soap doesn’t act so...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol.
Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record.
In a letter, the 12...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to bar Chinese poultry from federal school lunch and other nutrition programs because of China's poor record on food safety.
On Wednesday, 12 Democratic representatives and two Republicans called for...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:11 PM
As far as scientists can tell, green tea has many health benefits. It contains natural antioxidants called flavonoids that appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and various types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, lung and...