| Jul 5, 2011
In a conference room in downtown Baltimore, F. Blix Winston compared the Food and Drug Administration to a "slow-moving bulldog."
"You don't want to get bitten," Winston, an expert on the federal regulation of medical devices, told a crowd of about 50...
| Aug 6, 2011
Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84.
Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Armed with a prescription and some patience, consumers can save hundreds of dollars — and maybe some time — by buying eyeglasses online.
For most, the major concerns are cosmetic ones. But an important risk is often overlooked: the quality...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:54 PM
As a goalkeeper at the Naval Academy, RJ Wickham plays in the shadow of a long line of standout predecessors, including Dennis Wedekind, Mickey Jarboe and Matt Russell, all of whom were named the nation's top goalie during their tenure.
Now Wickham plays...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Covidien, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a global health-care products company that manufactures and distributes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. With 2010 revenue of $10.4 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:59 PM
The 2016 mission, dubbed InSight, will explore the interior of the planet, investigating Mars’ core, tracking seismic activity, monitoring the gravitational pull of Mars’ two moons and assessing why Mars does not have tectonic plates like...
| Mar 19, 2013
A family of drug-resistant bacteria that experts say kills up to 50 percent of people infected is spreading in Chicago and elsewhere, prompting doctors and public health officials to step up efforts to protect patients.
Infections caused by these...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 10:52 AM
John Arthur MacCarley John Arthur MacCarley of Palm Desert and Glendale California passed away on Friday May 25 at age 86. Captain MacCarley was well known among Sun City residents as a friend, volunteer, and popular singer in local productions. He and...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:25 PM
As part of the Republicans' effort to handicap the Democrats' health care reform law, the House voted Thursday afternoon to repeal a new 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales intended to offset the law's cost.
With Pennsylvania a hub for medical device...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Last week, the U.S. Senate approved the FDA Safety and Innovation Act 92-4. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett praised it for creating "a process to get new life-saving treatments to patients faster."
The bill includes provisions to improve drug safety, bring...