- Indiana medical software company hack affected 3.9M people Updated: Aug-03-15 5:01 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.
- FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug Updated: Aug-03-15 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.
- Citing hacking risk, FDA says Hospira pump shouldn't be used Updated: Jul-31-15 6:55 pm
NEW YORK - The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking.
- Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups Updated: Jul-30-15 5:37 pm
NEW YORK - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.
- FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields Updated: Jul-27-15 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.
- Health secretary announces $133M in substance abuse money Updated: Jul-25-15 6:58 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has announced $133 million in additional money for substance abuse treatment.
- FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients Updated: Jul-24-15 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
- Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods Updated: Jul-24-15 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.
- 5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling Updated: Jul-23-15 9:11 am
WASHINGTON - States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.
- Bristol-Myers says HIV drug gets FDA incentives Updated: Jul-21-15 1:16 pm
NEW YORK - Bristol-Myers said Tuesday that federal regulators will help speed up development for one of its experimental HIV drugs.
- Director: 25K people under threat of Medicaid cutoff Updated: Jul-17-15 3:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas officials say around 25,000 Medicaid recipients have been notified that their coverage is set to end later this month, following an eligibility check.
- FDA shuts down Miami-area blood bank for multiple violations Updated: Jul-17-15 7:52 am
DORAL, Florida - Federal authorities have suspended the license of a Miami-area blood bank for violations that include improperly notifying donors who may have been HIV-positive.
- Hickenlooper, HHS chief discuss prescription drug abuse Updated: Jul-16-15 4:49 pm
DENVER - Blair Hubbard's addiction to heroin began with the prescription painkillers she got after getting her wisdom teeth removed.
- Big House vote to speed drug approvals, boost research Updated: Jul-10-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - For the second time this year, the House used overwhelming bipartisan unity Friday to approve health legislation, this time voting to bolster biomedical research and streamline how the government approves drugs and medical devices.
- US seeks to block sales of Iowa firm's dietary supplements Updated: Jul-10-15 3:26 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Federal regulators have filed a complaint alleging an Iowa company has been selling potentially unsafe dietary supplements and falsely advertised them as treatments for various diseases.
- North Dakota native nominated to be second in command of HHS Updated: Jul-10-15 8:34 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - President Barack Obama has nominated Devils Lake native Mary Wakefield to be deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- FDA strengthens heart risk warning in popular pain relievers Updated: Jul-09-15 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels for popular pain relievers, adding information about the risk of heart attack and stroke in the short term.
- Federal Agency: Calories on menus delayed until 2016 Updated: Jul-09-15 9:45 am
WASHINGTON - Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus.