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  • Word of the year: vape, says Oxford

     Word of the year: vape, says Oxford
    You're not alone in thinking e-cigarettes have made a push into the mainstream this year. The wordsmiths at Oxford Dictionaries think the trend is so significant that they've named "vape" the word of 2014. The meaning of the word is, "to inhale or...
  • Jury awards former Hospira exec $9.98 million

    Jury awards former Hospira exec $9.98 million
    A former Hospira executive who said he was fired in 2011 after he urged the company to report issues with its infusion pumps was awarded $9.98 million in a jury verdict earlier this month. Angel Estrada, former vice president of quality systems and...
  • Oxygen chambers helped treat concussions, but so did placebo treatment

    Despite anecdotal reports that hyperbaric oxygen chambers can be used to treat concussions, strong evidence is mounting that they don’t. The latest strike against the increasingly popular therapy is a study of U.S. service members with...
  • Arrowhead Research seeks to reassure antsy investors

    Arrowhead Research seeks to reassure antsy investors
    Arrowhead Research Corp. is trying to succeed where major pharmaceutical company efforts have failed in finding a cure for one of the world's most tenacious diseases. The Pasadena biopharmaceutical company is developing so-called RNAi therapeutics. Such...
  • Local company develops training products for self-injection

    Local company develops training products for self-injection
    Twenty years ago Jeff Baker started a promotional product company in a spare bedroom in his home in Indianapolis. Today, that business, called Noble, has turned into a privately held multimillion-dollar niche product manufacturing company that takes...
  • Lundberg Family Farms recalls flour products tainted by salmonella

    Lundberg Family Farms, a company based in Northern California, is voluntarily recalling two brown rice flour products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The family-owned company said onĀ its website that it is recalling Eco-Farmed Brown Rice Flour...
  • Deena Kenney: Marijuana suitable treatment for certain medical conditions

    Deena Kenney: Marijuana suitable treatment for certain medical conditions
    I am an advocate for medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. I didn't start out that way. If you would have told me three years ago that I would be fighting for the chance to get my teenage son marijuana, I would have called you crazy. But...
  • Pennsylvania firm recalls pretzel dogs for undeclared allergen

    Pennsylvania firm recalls pretzel dogs for undeclared allergen
    A Lancaster company is recalling more than 1 million pounds of frozen pretzel dogs sold under numerous brands for containing soy lecithin, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredients label. The recall was announced by the Food and Drug...
  • Sentara Careplex in Hampton part of clinical study with copper-infused linens

    Sentara Careplex in Hampton part of clinical study with copper-infused linens
    Patients may notice a difference in the sheets, gowns and towels at the Sentara Careplex Hospital in Hampton. "It's a very cool way of improving health every day — looking at something basic like something you sleep on," Sentara Careplex President...
  • Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures

     Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures
    Revolutionary new drugs are curing hepatitis C, halting a disease that can corrode the liver to the point of cirrhosis, cancer and death. But state restrictions on who can get the costly drugs are keeping them out of reach for some of the poorest...
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...