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  • TV drug ads may trim lengthy list of side effects

    Lengthy lists of drug side effects recited in TV ads are so baffling that they may cause consumers to overlook the worst harms of the medicine, U.S. regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it is studying whether disclosure...
  • Does medical marijuana help with pain, MS and appetite loss?

    Does medical marijuana help with pain, MS and appetite loss?
    While recreational marijuana is legal in just two states (for now), 20 states plus the District of Columbia already allow marijuana for medicinal uses, and up to nine other states may soon follow suit. Many patients swear that cannabis helps ease their...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman: Naloxone could spare others from his fate

    Philip Seymour Hoffman: Naloxone could spare others from his fate
    Now that we’ve had time to digest the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2, and to debate the nature of addiction, the conversation has started to shift to the country’s surge in heroin use...
  • Chick-fil-A to stop selling chicken raised on antibiotics

    Chick-fil-A to stop selling chicken raised on antibiotics
    Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based fast-food chain, said it would stop serving chicken raised on antibiotics within the next five years. The restaurant chain, known for its chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, said the action is partly because of customers'...
  • Chick-fil-A will switch to antibiotic-free chicken -- but in five years?

    Chick-fil-A will switch to antibiotic-free chicken -- but in five years?
    Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain known for its fried chicken sandwiches, announced Tuesday that it would switch to antibiotic-free chicken. But the move could take the company five years.  That seems like a long time for Chick-fil-A customers to have to...
  • FDA investigating illnesses after Uncle Ben's rice recalled

    FDA investigating illnesses after Uncle Ben's rice recalled
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the illnesses of children in three states in recent months that have been linked to Uncle Ben's infused rice served in schools. The cluster of illnesses have affected children in Texas, Illinois and...
  • Letters: One sandwich, hold the rubber

    Re "Subway to remove bread ingredient," Feb. 7 It is appalling what the Food and Drug Administration calls safe. To my surprise I find that the FDA-approved chemical azodicarbonamide, considered to be "safely used" in food, is used in some Subway...
  • Uncle Ben's rice products recalled after skin reactions reported at schools

    Uncle Ben's rice products recalled after skin reactions reported at schools
    The company that produces some Uncle Ben's rice products has issued a recall of specific flavors after the rice was linked to complaints of rashes and flushing in Texas.  Children and teachers at three schools in Houston reported the symptoms, which...
  • Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged with corruption

    Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged with corruption
    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...
  • No jail for 2 cantaloupe farmers guilty in deadly listeria outbreak

    No jail for 2 cantaloupe farmers guilty in deadly listeria outbreak
    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...
  • Two proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results

    Two proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results
    Two biological therapies designed to improve the clearance of sticky plaques from the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease have failed to slow the steady loss of cognitive function in patients with mild to moderate forms of the degenerative disorder....