| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:12 PM
This corrects Gabrielle Herbosa's information.
COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL
Recipients of the 32nd annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: Virtual Enterprise-Business Plan Team, Academic Decathlon, varsity tennis,...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2011
Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday.
He had spoken to the...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 6:52 PM
Salespeople for stent maker Abbott Laboratories were often allowed inside a cardiac treatment room at St. Joseph Medical Center while patient procedures were being performed, despite hospital rules against it, according to sworn testimony from Dr. Mark G....
| 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...