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Food and Drug Administration

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  • Finger-pointing, lawsuits likely to follow 'superbug' scare

    With an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" outbreak connected to its facility, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center stopped short of pointing a finger at the manufacturer of a medical instrument believed to have spread the deadly germs. The maker of the product...
  • Fitness Files: Placebo may have a role in treatment

    Perched on my general practitioner's examining table Monday, I waited to renew a prescription. A quick knock and he appeared, wearing a pleated surgical mask. He said, "Might be getting the flu. My son had it this weekend. Started him on Tamiflu...
  • Ag secretary: Smartphones could tell buyers what's in food

    In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan...
  • Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

    Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a...
  • Cardiologists urge caution with daily aspirin for non-heart attack patients

    At Martin O'Riordan's cardiology practice in the Philadelphia area, it happens weekly. A 45- or 50-year-old patient mentions that her father had a heart attack at the same age. Worried that the same fate will befall her despite being in good health,...
  • UCLA outbreak: Family of 48-year-old who died sues scope maker

    UCLA outbreak: Family of 48-year-old who died sues scope maker
    Following a superbug outbreak at UCLA, the family of a 48-year-old patient who died there has sued a medical device maker for wrongful death. The family of Antonia Torres Cerda sued Olympus Corp. of the Americas on Wednesday in Los Angeles County...
  • Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs

    Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs
    A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company's dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Buffalo News on changes to the parkway along the Niagara Gorge. Feb. 25 The unmasking of the beautiful vista along the Niagara Gorge is finally starting to take shape as solid concepts emerge on how to replace a 2-mile stretch of the Robert Moses...
  • Antique Bottle Club show offers lessons in history

    Avid bottle collectors don't like to let a little snow and ice keep them from attending a good show, and that was certainly the case for members and collectors attending the 45th annual Somers Antique Bottle Club Show and Sale on Sunday, Feb. 22. Held...
  • Nonprescription diet pill alli back in stores after recall

    GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill, alli (ow-LEYE'), is now back in most U.S. stores. The British drugmaker voluntary recalled the product last March after finding some packages in stores didn't contain real alli, indicating tampering after shipment. The Food...
  • Patient, 18, sues medical-scope maker tied to UCLA superbug outbreak

    Patient, 18, sues medical-scope maker tied to UCLA superbug outbreak
    In the first lawsuit stemming from the superbug outbreak at UCLA, an 18-year-old patient accused a major healthcare device maker of negligence for selling a medical scope prone to spreading deadly bacteria. Aaron Young, a high-school student still...