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Food and Drug Administration

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  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • Connecticut bill would allow use of experimental drugs

    A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access drugs not approved for general use is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. The Judiciary Committee on Monday will be the latest legislative committee to consider the measure. The...
  • These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. Oz

    These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. Oz
    Physicians are finally speaking out against Dr. Mehmet Oz and the "quack treatments and cures" he promotes to the huge audience of his television show. Led by Henry I. Miller, a physician, former Food and Drug Administration official, and fellow at...
  • No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

    The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its...
  • Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

    GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems. The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately protect against some...
  • A shot in the eye: Researchers may have a cure for colorblindess

    A shot in the eye: Researchers may have a cure for colorblindess
    SEATTLE For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there's never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues. Now, for the first time, two University of Washington...
  • Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts

    Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts
    The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. The percentage of American high...
  • Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

    Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent. Water...
  • 'Right to Try' experimental drug bill passes Nevada Assembly

    Nevada is one step closer to allowing terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs and medical practices. The Nevada Assembly unanimously passed AB 164, which would enact so-called "right to try" legislation in the state. The measure now...
  • Hannaford recalling pine nuts that might be contaminated

    Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1OHXjLR ) reports the pine nuts are packaged by Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago and are sold in store...
  • Your money or your life: Many cancer patients face painful choice

    DALLAS Kim Harris approached the communion rail at Zion Lutheran Church with a vial of pills in his hand. The thin, dying man and the Rev. Robert Preece were alone in the sanctuary. They had met many times this way the 62-year-old cancer patient...