| Jun 12, 2011
| 8:02 PM
NEW YORK (KTLA) -- The number of drug shortages is at a record high, and the Food and Drug Administration is warning that they are getting even worse.
Fueling the problem are shortages of raw materials. Also, drugmakers are discontinuing older, and off-...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 3:29 PM
Johnson & Johnson is recalling several types of Rolaids in the U.S. because of reports of metal and wood particles in the products.
The products include Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 11:29 AM
NEW YORK -- Johnson & Johnson on Thursday recalled several types of Rolaids antacids in the U.S. because of reports of metal and wood particles in the products.
The voluntary recall comes less than a month after the company issued another voluntary...
| Jan 8, 2011
Although first approved to treat schizophrenia, new antipsychotic medications are increasingly being prescribed for a host of other uses, even when there is little evidence they work, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
The drugs, known as "atypical...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 4:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer, raising new questions about the safety of devices which have been scrutinized for decades.
| Nov 29, 2011
Night driving entails a whole host of challenges, not the least of which is the frequency with which that same sappy love song pops up on station after station.
Lovelorn call-in shows aside, driving in the dark poses very real dangers to your physical...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Hospitals nationwide are experiencing shortages of critical generic intravenous drugs. We believe a fundamental reason for this national shortage is government price controls. With these limits, there is little incentive to invest in new facilities and...
| Jan 23, 2011
This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants.
The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:42 AM
New labeling rules for sunscreens should make it easier for U.S. consumers to choose products that will protect them from sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled on Tuesday that sunscreens making those claims...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:49 AM
The healthcare company McNeil is recalling more than half a million bottles of Infants' Tylenol because of consumer complaints about the difficulties of using the dosing system.
McNeil is recalling about 574,000 bottles after receiving a "small number"...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 5:50 PM
More than 500,000 bottles of infant Tylenol are being recalled.
Johnson and Johnson is taking action as a precaution because the dosage restrictor could fail.
The company introduced this new redesigned dosage method less than three months ago. It...