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  • Study: Diabetes medication may be doing harm to some older patients

    MILWAUKEE Many older people with diabetes who have other health problems have been kept on intensive and potentially harmful blood sugar control regimens, according to the paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Diabetes is common in people...
  • Evidence on opioids' safety, effective is lacking, researchers say

    MILWAUKEE Despite more than a decade of booming use of narcotic painkillers for chronic pain conditions, solid evidence of the long-term safety and effectiveness of the drugs is scant to nonexistent, research published Monday concluded. One group of...
  • Petco says it pulled remaining Chinese treats nationwide amid fears they sickened, killed pets

    Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007. The U.S. Food and Drug...
  • AbbVie's drug for Parkinson's disease wins FDA approval

    AbbVie's drug for Parkinson's disease wins FDA approval
    AbbVie said on Monday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its drug for Parkinson's disease. Duopa, which is delivered directly into the small intestine with a portable infusion pump, treats symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity. The...
  • Ban giving antibiotics to healthy farm animals

    In response to the recent Chicago Tribune editorial about superbugs and antibiotics, we wanted to provide some additional perspective about this threat and how to effectively combat it. Two million Americans fall ill with antibiotic-resistant infections...
  • Caramel apples from Bakersfield plant linked to listeria outbreak

    Caramel apples from Bakersfield plant linked to listeria outbreak
    Federal medical authorities have linked some cases of listeriosis in California and 10 other states to prepackaged caramel-coated apples distributed by a processing plant in Bakersfield. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced that DNA...
  • Shire to buy specialty drugmaker NPS Pharma for $5.2 billion

    Irish drugmaker Shire PLC said Sunday it will pay $5.2 billion to acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals, which specializes in drugs for rare conditions. The acquisition will expand Shire's portfolio of specialty drugs, medications for niche diseases and...
  • Scientists develop a weight-loss pill that fools the stomach

    Scientists develop a weight-loss pill that fools the stomach
    Obese patients ready to lose weight have three FDA-approved prescription weight-loss pills — known commercially as Belviq, Qsymia and Contrave — and a newly approved injectable medication, Saxenda, to help. But the quest for better weight-loss...
  • Flu is now widespread in 46 states; CDC urges more use of antivirals for high-risk patients

    In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent a new alert to doctors, advising prompt use of Tamiflu and other...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Study shows vapor rubs really do work

    There was a great article published recently in the online journal of Pediatrics titled, "Vapor Rub, Petrolatum, or No Treatment for Nocturnal Cough?" Having been a fan of both Vick's Vapor Rub and Mentholatum since childhood, I knew it was a must read!...
  • Another setback in China for Aurora-based meat supplier

    Another setback in China for Aurora-based meat supplier
    OSI Group, an Aurora-based meat supplier, faces more problems as it deals with a food safety scandal in China. The company's latest setback came Sunday when Shanghai food authorities described meats at its Chinese subsidiary as "questionable products"...