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  • FDA requires calorie counts for retail foods, vending machine fare

    WASHINGTON Truth in labeling is coming to a food outlet or vending machine near you. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that large chain restaurants, amusement parks, movie theaters even supermarkets and convenience stores that serve...
  • UPDATE 2-U.S. introduces menu calorie labelling to fight obesity

    (Adds comment from the National Grocers Association) By Toni Clarke and Anjali Athavaley Nov 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules on Tuesday requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Generics or brand-drugs best for ADHD?

    http://www.kidsdr.com If your child takes medication(s) for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) you may be noticing that your insurance company has started denying coverage for these prescriptions or encouraging you to use a generic version...
  • Informed choices lead to healthier pain relief outcomes

    It's an unfortunate fact that many people don't realize that pills, even those available over the counter, provide a lot of medication to the body often more than the amount needed to simply dull pain. Excess medicine must be included because the liver...
  • OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research

    OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research
    By the end of the year, Bethlehem-based OraSure expects to announce key research milestones in determining if its OraQuick rapid in-home HIV test can be adapted to screen patients for Ebola. The company has consulted with the federal Food and Drug...
  • Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

    Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
    No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
  • FDA officials defend use of placebos during Ebola drug trials

    FDA officials speaking at a tropical medicine conference Wednesday said experimental Ebola drugs should be tested in randomized controlled trials -- a "gold standard" form of drug assessment that involves giving some ill patients a sham treatment, or...
  • Justice Department, Senate investigating generic drug price hikes

    PHILADELPHIA The 1984 federal law that spawned the generic pharmaceutical industry was designed to use the basic idea of economic competition to lower the cost of prescription medicine for millions of Americans. The law has largely served its intended...
  • State Is Trying, But Gaining Traction Is Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics

    State Is Trying, But Gaining Traction Is Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics
    When executives hundreds or thousands of miles away from Connecticut make decisions to restructure or close a pharmaceutical research office here, what happens to the Ph.D.s who worked there? Do they scatter to suburban Washington, Boston or California,...
  • 'Surrogate measures' win FDA approval for cancer drugs without proof they help save lives

    Like the others in the clinical trial, Patient No. 11561004 already had tried one treatment for his advanced kidney cancer, but it didn't work. So the 69-year-old man volunteered to try an unproven drug that offered some hope he might live longer....
  • Women worldwide seek help from St. Louis doc to remove pelvic implants

    ST. LOUIS A glass box engraved with "Another girl saved by the sling slayer" sits outside the surgeon's office. A patient was so grateful after Dr. Dionysios Veronikis removed her painful pelvic mesh, she gave the box to him along with purple wooden...