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  • Prescription drug price battles show no sign of letting up

    The decision this week by experts at the Food and Drug Administration to endorse a pair of medicines aimed at combating heart disease brought on the latest round of hand-wringing over prescription drug costs. The drugs, which work to reduce cholesterol,...
  • Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs

    Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that gives dying patients the right to try experimental drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved. The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank with libertarian leanings that wrote model...
  • Feds put their money on OraSure's rapid Ebola test

    Feds put their money on OraSure's rapid Ebola test
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to commit up to $10.4 million to help fund OraSure Technologies' experimental rapid Ebola test. The deal is a big win for the Bethlehem company and will be enough to fund test development...
  • Philadelphia woman gets 10-20 years for illegal butt injections

    PHILADELPHIA Padge-Victoria Windslowe Philadelphia's self-styled "Michelangelo of buttocks injections" was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison for killing a woman and injuring another with illegal liquid silicone injections. As when she...
  • The day Elvis nearly left the building

     The day Elvis nearly left the building
    The day Elvis nearly left the building Elvis the bulldog's passion for pacifiers nearly got the best of him last month. The 6-year-old English bulldog was taken to Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown, Pa., after his owner, Lisa...
  • Blue Bell: Listeria source likely ID'd at Oklahoma plant

    Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released...
  • NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

    New York City's Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted on Wednesday to consider the proposal at a meeting of the Board of Health that all chain restaurants add a salt-...
  • FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients

    Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance. But as with their review of a similar drug a day...
  • 'Black Madam' gets 10-20 years for illegal butt injections

    PHILADELPHIA Padge-Victoria Windslowe the West Philadelphia woman who called herself "Black Madam" was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison for killing one person and injuring another after injecting them with liquid silicone during illegal...
  • What will they think of next? Female Viagra

    What will they think of next? Female Viagra
    An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of a drug created to raise a woman's libido. It's called flibanserin, but it is popularly known as "female Viagra." The 18-6 committee vote does not guarantee the FDA will...
  • 5 things about trans fats and the FDA's proposed phase out

    There are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation's food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely. The Food and Drug Administration says Americans still eat about a gram of trans fat...