| Mar 14, 2009
It's hard to imagine a more sympathetic victim than Diana Levine, a guitarist who lost her arm to gangrene after she was negligently injected with Phenergan, an anti-nausea drug. Last week, the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote upheld a Vermont jury's...
| Dec 24, 2009
| 5:32 AM
Senate Democrats this morning passed a sweeping healthcare overhaul bill, setting the stage for reconciliation early next year with similarly historic legislation passed by the House last month.
The vote was 60-39. It came after months of bitter partisan...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 5:19 PM
Reinhardt wins 'Cupcake Wars'
Casey's Cupcakes, which recently opened a Laguna Beach location, has won the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," according to a news release from the business.
Casey Reinhardt beat out three other contestants with her Lavender...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 6:46 PM
"Lost your essence after excessive lovemaking?" BioRay said it has a supplement for you.
Autism? Allergies? Liver problems? BioRay said it can help.
In fact, the supplement company established by Timothy and Stephanie Ray said it has products for just...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
| May 12, 2010
Walgreens late Wednesday reversed a decision to carry genetic test kits in its stores after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began an investigation of the supplier and product.
Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. had planned to begin stocking thousands...
| Jul 12, 2010
"Is there an app for that?" When it comes to consumer health care applications for smart phones, the answer, increasingly, is yes.
There are now close to 6,000 consumer health apps, according to a review published in March by mobihealthnews, which...
| Aug 3, 2010
Do you really know what's in the dietary supplements you're taking? Consumer Reports tells what might be in those pills and powders in a new report. They focus on the less-than-desirable ingredients that could be lurking in the supplements people often...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 12:19 PM
The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it will act to ensure the government's right to impose marketing, manufacturing and safety restrictions on "electronic cigarettes," a nicotine delivery device widely billed as an alternative to...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...