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  • Superbug outbreaks: Scope maker Pentax draws scrutiny from lawmaker

    Superbug outbreaks: Scope maker Pentax draws scrutiny from lawmaker
    A federal lawmaker is seeking information from Pentax Medical, a manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to recent outbreaks of superbug infections. Much of the scrutiny to date has focused on Olympus Corp., the leading maker of these...
  • Panel Endorses Tough New Restrictions on E-Cigarettes

    A legislative panel on Monday endorsed tough new rules on electronic cigarettes. The proposal approved by the legislature's public health committee would ban  the use of vapor cigarettes in bars, restaurants, elevators and a host of other places where...
  • Bills Seeks To Restrict Smoking In Cars, E-Cigarettes In Public Places

    Bills Seeks To Restrict Smoking In Cars, E-Cigarettes In Public Places
    State legislators gave initial approval Monday to one bill that would ban smoking in cars with small children, and another that would institute tough new rules on electronic cigarettes. Both measures cleared the Public Health Committee, and now move to...
  • Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

    Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements
    An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found. The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as...
  • GNC announces new supplement guidelines, reaches deal with NY Attorney General

    GNC announces new supplement guidelines, reaches deal with NY Attorney General
    GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus products. In February, Schneiderman's office sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens for allegedly selling store...
  • Merck's potential HCV drug gets special FDA designation

    Merck & Co. said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration granted the pharmaceutical company's developing hepatitis C treatment two special designations. The FDA granted Merck's grazoprevir/elbasvir combination "breakthrough therapy designation"...
  • Use of meds by L.A. County foster, delinquent kids prompts reform

    Use of meds by L.A. County foster, delinquent kids prompts reform
    Los Angeles County officials are preparing to crack down on doctors who inappropriately prescribe powerful psychiatric drugs to foster youth and children in the juvenile delinquency system, according to a copy of the plans obtained by The Times....
  • Oregon House backs right to try experimental drugs

    The House voted Tuesday to make Oregon the latest state seeking to give dying patients an opportunity to try experimental medical treatments that haven't been approved by government regulators. The bill passed the House without opposition, sending it...
  • More often, calorie counts are on the menu

    More often, calorie counts are on the menu
    Something new is arriving on restaurant menus across Central Florida, and it isn't intended to fuel appetites. Darden's Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze chains are testing menus that list calories for each item, ahead of a federal calorie-count mandate set...
  • Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places

    Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places
    Electronic cigarettes and other "e-smoking" products have been added to Skokie's ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places. Representatives of Skokie's Health Department and Board of Health indicated that other measures, including an increase in...
  • Hospira gets new FDA warning over facility in Italy

    Drug and medical device maker Hospira said Tuesday that it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration following an inspection at a company factory in Italy. The company has received five warnings from the FDA in less than two years....