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  • House repeals medical device tax that pays for health care reform

    House repeals medical device tax that pays for health care reform
    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...
  • Central Florida's Top Employers 2011: Covidien PLC

    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...
  • FDA accuses 1-800-GET-THIN of using misleading Lap-Band ads

    FDA accuses 1-800-GET-THIN of using misleading Lap-Band ads
    The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients. The...
  • Lap-Band maker needs to step up

    Lap-Band maker needs to step up
    Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works. Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
  • FDA Reform Bill to improve drug safety, reduce drug shortages

    FDA Reform Bill to improve drug safety, reduce drug shortages
    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...
  • FULL TEXT: President Obama's State of the Union Address

    The following are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of...
  • Wrecked Italian Liner Will Not Be Moved For Months

    Wrecked Italian Liner Will Not Be Moved For Months
    GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia could remain where it lies near the Italian island of Giglio until the end of the year or longer before it can be broken up or salvaged, the official in charge of the recovery...
  • Navy keeper Wickham happy to have legendary Jarboe as mentor

    Navy keeper Wickham happy to have legendary Jarboe as mentor
    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...
  • Western 'RoboDoves' soaring in robotics

    Western 'RoboDoves' soaring in robotics
    Each member of the Western High School Robotics team brings a range of individual strengths that help them compete, everything from a knack for maneuvering a remote control to extraordinary math and science skills. But, they say, they also have a...
  • Mitt Romney Visits 'Leno' During SoCal Campaign Swing

    Mitt Romney Visits 'Leno' During SoCal Campaign Swing
    CENTURY CITY, Calif. (KTLA) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent the night in Century City Tuesday, wrapping up a two-day campaign swing in Southern California. Romney's whirlwind visit included fundraisers, protests and even an...
  • Medical apps for your smartphone: healthy or hurtful?

    Medical apps for your smartphone: healthy or hurtful?
    Not feeling well? Maybe your smartphone can help. But you don't need it to call your doctor. Developers are creating more medical apps every day that have turned our phones into portable healthcare tools. But are those apps medical breakthroughs or a...