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  • Lawmaker questions maker of scopes tied to 'superbug' issues

    A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, increasing pressure on the company. U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., wants to know when Olympus...
  • Pence signs 'right-to-try' experimental drugs bill into law

    Terminally ill patients in Indiana will be able to use experimental drugs that are not yet on pharmacy shelves under a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence. The measure was spearheaded by an unlikely lobbyist: 5-year-old Jordin McLinn, an...
  • 3 organic food companies recall products over listeria fears

    Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products...
  • Dallas death points to dangers of black-market cosmetic work

    The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows other cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and around the country that authorities say were caused by people who either weren't licensed or...
  • Interest growing in donating to 'cord-blood' banks

    SEATTLE Like other first-time parents, Carl Field and Christy Olsen Field had dozens of details to finalize as they prepared for their son's birth last August. But unlike most parents in Seattle and elsewhere, the Ballard couple made sure to stress one...
  • McDonald's limits antibiotic use in chickens, and we're lovin' it

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Friday, March 20: So it turns out you really do deserve a break today at McDonald's. Or at least a day two years from now. The fast-food chain with more than 14,000 restaurants in 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...
  • Amy's recalls frozen meals on possible listeria contamination

    Amy's recalls frozen meals on possible listeria contamination
    Amy's Kitchen is recalling nearly 73,900 cases of frozen meals including vegetable lasagna due to to possible listeria contamination, becoming the latest food maker to recall spinach products because of the bacteria.  The recall stems from a recall...
  • Kouts nurse practitioners charged for illegally prescribing weight-loss drugs

    Kouts nurse practitioners charged for illegally prescribing weight-loss drugs
    Was Kouts Family Health Care a mill for diet pills? According to court documents, the clinic doled out 2,048 prescriptions for phentermine and phendimetrazine — narcotic weight-loss drugs — in 2012 and 2013 in the name of their collaborating...
  • Why drug names are so increasingly weird

    Why drug names are so increasingly weird
    Naming a brand drug is a lot harder than it used to be. With thousands of drugs on the market, the No. 1 reason drug names are rejected by the Food and Drug Administration is that the agency doesn't want names to be too similar when prescriptions are...