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  • Antibacterial soap under fire for potential risks

    Source: Steve Tokar, University of California-San Francisco whatdoctorsknow.com Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by...
  • Hospira submits U.S. application for biologic anemia drug

    Hospira submits U.S. application for biologic anemia drug
    Lake Forest-based Hospira has submitted its first biologics license application to the Food and Drug Administration for a drug that treats anemia. The drug helps the body produce red blood cells, alleviating anemia, a condition that can deplete the...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans have an appetite for labeling genetically modified foods

    A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not. According to a December Associated Press-GfK poll, 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 Things To Look For In The Government's Upcoming Healthy Eating Guidelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government's upcoming dietary guidelines for...
  • 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...