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  • Steve Smith, leading U.S. tea connoisseur and entrepreneur, dies at 65

    Steven Smith, a Portland, Ore., entrepreneur whose enchantment with tea and wizardry at blending flavors helped turn the United States into a nation of tea connoisseurs, died Monday at his home in Lake Oswego, Ore. He was 65. The cause was complications...
  • Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated

    Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated
    For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it...
  • Hospira's first biosimilar could be its first to gain FDA approval

    Lake Forest-based Hospira released clinical data Friday for its drug Retacrit, which could become the company's first U.S.-approved biosimilar drug. Retacrit, approved in Europe since 2008, treats anemia as a similar, low-cost version of Amgen's biologic...
  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Lawmaker questions Olympus scopes tied to 'superbug' outbreak

    A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the Center Valley manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals. U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., wants to know when Olympus Corp. of the...
  • Virginia becomes 11th "Right to Try" state -- terminal patients given green light to use investigative drugs

    Virginia becomes 11th "Right to Try" state -- terminal patients given green light to use investigative drugs
    On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Gov.Terry McAuliffe signed HB 1750— the Virginia Right To Try Act — into law. The Goldwater Institute, an advocate for "Right to Try," issued this statement: "The Virginia House and Senate passed the bill in...
  • EEUU revisará eficacia y seguridad de remedios alternativos

    Las autoridades estadounidenses planean revisar la seguridad y eficacia de remedios alternativos como Zicam y Cold-Eeze, productos protegidos por la ley federal pero no aceptados por la medicina convencional. Laón de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA por sus...
  • Maker of tainted medical scopes issues new cleaning guide

    The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals. Olympus America sent the...
  • Southland surgeons implant Watchman heart device after it gets FDA OK

    Southland surgeons implant Watchman heart device after it gets FDA OK
    Surgeons at two Southern California hospitals on Monday implanted a controversial heart device that struggled for years to gain the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Watchman device, made by Boston Scientific Corp. and designed to...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

    Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations. Kennedy, the nephew of President...