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Food and Drug Administration

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  • 4 years later, tougher US food safety law yet to yield overhaul

    WASHINGTON Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law sweeping changes designed to improve U.S. food safety and prevent outbreaks similar to the one involving Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell, in which three people have died after eating...
  • VCs bet big on Silicon Valley biotech

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Companies searching for cures for cancer and testing treatments for crippling genetic diseases are capturing the interest of venture capitalists and their money more than at any time in the last seven years. The biotech boom in Silicon...
  • $100K grant to start injectable heroin treatment in jail

    $100K grant to start injectable heroin treatment in jail
    A $100,000 grant will allow a county jail to begin offering an injectable prescription drug to help treat inmates struggling with heroin and painkiller addictions. Terry Kokolis, superintendent of Anne Arundel County detention centers, said the...
  • Can a new drug brown the fat and trim the obese person?

    Can a new drug brown the fat and trim the obese person?
    New research has found that a variant of a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension prompts weight-loss in obese mice. Among mice fed a high-fat diet, those who did not get the medication became obese while medicated mice did not, the same study...
  • Best fix for drug approval process is incremental change

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: The process for approving new drugs in the U.S. takes a long time and costs a lot of money. But in trying to speed things up too much, Congress runs the risk of allowing drugs to reach...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Ridding meat of antibiotics

    Environmental Nutrition Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health issue. It can limit your treatment options when you're sick, raise your healthcare costs and increase the number, severity and duration of some infections. Today there is evidence...
  • Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature

    The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget. Other major...
  • Consumer Reports: What do shrimp labels mean?

    Americans love shrimp. Each of us eats, on average, almost 4 pounds per year, making shrimp more popular than tuna, according to Consumer Reports. Once considered a special-occasion treat, shrimp has become so ubiquitous that we now expect to find it...
  • Read On: Earning money as test subject

    Read On: Earning money as test subject
    Zane Johnson is a healthy and strapping 31-year-old guy who is spending Memorial Day weekend as a hospital patient. And if that isn’t surreal enough, they’re also paying him to be there. Besides being my stepdaughter’s steady boyfriend,...
  • Jeni's scoop shops reopen after listeria-related shutdown

    Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has reopened nearly all its scoop shops after a monthlong shutdown triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints. More than 75 people lined up for the reopening of a Jeni's scoop shop Friday in Columbus, the...
  • Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover hepatitis C drug

    Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover hepatitis C drug
    A West Hollywood woman sued insurer Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover the cost of an expensive drug that she says would cure her hepatitis C infection. Shima Andre said in the lawsuit that Anthem has refused to pay the estimated $99,000 it would...