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  • Heart patients might go off medication after changes in pill appearance

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People are more likely to stop taking their medication after a heart attack if the appearance of their pills suddenly changes without explanation, a new study suggests. Generic versions of a given medication can look...
  • Man threatens pregnant girlfriend by pouring gasoline, lighting cigarette, say deputies

    Man threatens pregnant girlfriend by pouring gasoline, lighting cigarette, say deputies
    Casey Cavanaugh told his pregnant girlfriend that he wanted to burn the house down, so he poured gasoline on the floor of their bedroom and lit a cigarette, deputies said. He said he was "over her," according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office...
  • Imperial Tobacco to snag U.S. e-cig lead thanks to deal

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - When Imperial Tobacco Group Plc agreed Tuesday to buy a group of brands from Reynolds American Inc and Lorillard Inc as part of their merger, the British company insisted the assets include Lorillard's blu e-cigarette unit....
  • Reynolds gains in menthol, gives up e-cigarette brand

    Reynolds gains in menthol, gives up e-cigarette brand
    (Reuters) - Reynolds American Inc's proposed $25 billion acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc shows how the tobacco company is placing its bets on the market for menthols even as a growing number of smokers opt for e-cigarettes. With the deal,...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: Hobby Lobby case reflects new strategy to attack contraceptives

    A great deal of commentary has been provided on the Hobby Lobby case. The U.S. Supreme Court held that Hobby Lobby, which is a closely held, for-profit corporation whose owners hold religious beliefs against abortion, cannot be forced to provide its...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • King of Pops recalls fruit ices over mislabeling

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - King of Pops, a Charleston, South Carolina, maker of fruit ices, is recalling mislabeled banana pudding pops and Key lime pie pops because they may contain allergens, the company said on Wednesday. The confections may have the...
  • FDA committee to discuss adverse effects of testosterone products

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called an advisory committee meeting on Sept. 17, to discuss the adverse cardiovascular outcomes with the usage of testosterone replacement therapy. The FDA has called for a joint meeting of the bone,...
  • Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says

    The six long-lost vials of smallpox found this month at a government lab were only a small part of a cache of forgotten biological samples, officials announced Wednesday.   Smallpox was discovered among more than 300 vials in a cold-storage area in a ...
  • Roche says wins priority review for Avastin in cervical cancer

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said U.S. health regulators have granted a priority review of its Avastin drug when combined with chemotherapy to treat women with cervical cancer. An approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating...
  • Editorial: The case for genetically modified food

    Vermont recently joined two other New England states and passed a law to require labels on food that contains genetically modifed ingredients. Similar labeling laws have been proposed in two dozen other states, including Illinois. A push is on for a...