| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:44 PM
Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was sent back to federal prison — for the fourth time — Thursday after prosecutors said she tested positive for cocaine use while on probation.
Three of the four prison stints Dawson, 58, served in recent...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:05 AM
Broward Days has a new leader as it prepares to return to Tallahassee after skipping its signature event in 2014.
Kelly Skidmore is the new executive director of the organization that brings business and government leaders together to advocate for...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks biopharmaceutical giant, said its fourth-quarter earnings jumped 27%, beating analysts' estimates, on strong sales of its arthritis drug Enbrel.
The company, which also makes drugs to treat cancer, kidney disease,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Cheers and sighs erupted at Santa Ana City Hall as would-be pot shop owners got their chance to obtain a permit to legally sell medical marijuana in the city.
Thursday afternoon's lottery was a result of the city-backed, voter-approved measure that...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:09 AM
The Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce has revamped the way it measures medical costs to look at "how much the U.S. spends to treat different medical conditions."
Topping out the list, way ahead of the others, are diseases of...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:24 PM
SkyMall always made me anxious.
I read it, of course, flight after flight, year after year, cover to cover. Everybody read SkyMall.
By everybody, I mean anybody who was ever squashed into an airplane seat without some distraction from the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:45 PM
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Pfizer is making a $15.2 billion bet on the drug industry's new, more elite class of generics: costly, complex copies of already expensive biotech drugs.
In its offer on Thursday to buy Hospira for $90 a share, or...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:07 PM
Nola is eating her morning meal of apples and grain and appears ready to take her antibiotic pills. After feeling poorly for a couple of weeks, she is moving around.
This is welcome news to Nola's devoted keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She is...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Armed with a bottle of water and a baseball cap, Father Richard Estrada made his way slowly to the border in the scorching heat. After a half-hour of hiking up a steep dirt trail, he reached the massive steel fence and bowed his head to pray for the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Carolina Begglo looked like a sleeping princess as she lay on her back, her long, dark hair billowing around her while 10 inches of water cradled her body and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts kept her from sinking.
Begglo, 31, is a new convert to an old form...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:47 PM
A Palm Beach County man who posed as a doctor specializing in stem cell therapy injections to treat sports injuries received a one-year jail sentence Thursday.
In a deal with the State Attorney's Office, Jon Rubenstein, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of...