- 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.
- DeLand hospital testing new snake anti-venom Updated: Jul-04-15 1:38 am
DELAND, Florida - Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs.
- Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs Updated: Jul-03-15 9:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show.
- Community Health reaches $20 million overbilling settlement Updated: Jun-30-15 7:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - One of Indiana's largest health and hospital networks reached a $20.3 million settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare programs for surgeries, the U.S. attorney announced Tuesday.
- FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine products Updated: Jun-30-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.
- OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug Updated: Jun-30-15 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.