- Connecticut lawmakers urged to consider tougher e-cig laws Updated: May-25-16 1:22 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Advocates urged Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday to impose tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products when they reconvene in January, warning how a growing number of young people are using these electronic delivery systems to "smoke" what could be harmful and addictive substances.
- FDA delay raises slim hope for muscular dystrophy drug Updated: May-25-16 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly-contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine.
- Thais upset that 'fresh' orange juice is not what it seems Updated: May-25-16 11:45 am
BANGKOK - Thai health officials are conducting surprise inspections of fresh orange juice vendors around the country after photos posted on Facebook showed a backyard producer adulterating the juice in big plastic tubs.
- EU lifts suicide warning on Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill Updated: May-23-16 5:53 pm
Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill.
- Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores Updated: May-20-16 11:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: May-18-16 5:17 pm
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- GMO mosquito referendum now open to all Florida Keys voters Updated: May-18-16 9:47 am
KEY WEST, Florida - All Florida Keys residents will have a say in whether genetically modified mosquitoes should be released in their island chain.
- US surgeon general to visit Oklahoma drug treatment facility Updated: May-16-16 1:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. surgeon general is visiting a substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Oklahoma City as part of federal health officials' effort to combat the rising use of prescription painkillers.
- In utero keepsakes record heartbeats, flood baby market Updated: May-15-16 9:01 am
BEAR, Delaware - At bedtime, Julian Buller bids goodnight to the furry friends sharing his bed: Mickey Mouse and the bowtie-clad puppy stuffed with his little brother's heartbeat.
- 3 North Dakota community health centers get federal grants Updated: May-14-16 5:21 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says three community health centers in the state have been awarded nearly $4.6 million in federal funding.
- Grower recalls orange habanero peppers from Texas, Indiana Updated: May-13-16 10:44 pm
MCALLEN, Texas - A South Texas grower has recalled shipments of orange habanero peppers shipped to Indianapolis and McAllen, Texas, since April 28 because of a potential salmonella risk.
- FDA: Cipro side effects outweigh benefit for some infections Updated: May-13-16 11:33 am
NEW YORK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ratcheted up its warning about the potential side effects of a class of commonly-prescribed powerful antibiotic, including the drug known by the brand name Cipro.
- Rhode Island considers "right to try" experimental drugs Updated: May-12-16 5:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes? Updated: May-12-16 5:21 pm
MIAMI - What are you more afraid of, the Zika virus, or genetically engineered bugs being released in the wild?
- Illinois doctor gives up license over cancer drug imports Updated: May-11-16 6:44 am
CHICAGO - An Illinois doctor has permanently relinquished her medical license for allegedly putting patients at risk by giving them cheap, imported cancer drugs in violation of federal law.
- FDA to reevaluate definition of 'healthy' Updated: May-10-16 8:46 am
NEW YORK - The Food and Drug Administration will reevaluate its definition of "healthy," which could upend how a range of foods are marketed.
- Feds award $7M for upgrades at 8 Indiana health centers Updated: May-08-16 4:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Eight Indiana community health centers are sharing in more than $7 million in federal funding that will allow them to serve thousands more patients by renovating or expanding their operations.
- Schumer: Feds should investigate exploding e-cigarettes Updated: May-08-16 7:59 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to investigate cases of exploding electronic cigarettes.
- Montrose clinic receives $1 million in federal funding Updated: May-06-16 1:18 pm
MONTROSE, Colorado - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has pledged $1 million to help fund a new health center in Montrose.
- FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed Updated: May-05-16 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.
- $10M in funding going to 10 health centers in Michigan Updated: May-05-16 12:46 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced $10 million in funding for 10 health centers in Michigan, including a system that serves Flint.
- House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars Updated: May-05-16 10:31 am
WASHINGTON - Vape away.
- 5 Tenn. health centers getting $4 million in federal funds Updated: May-05-16 8:17 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Federal officials say five health centers in Tennessee are receiving more than $4.2 million to help them serve more patients.
- Family Health Services awarded $1 million for Rupert clinic Updated: May-04-16 10:35 pm
RUPERT, Idaho - A southcentral Idaho health services facility is receiving $1 million from the federal government to build a bigger clinic in Rupert.
- Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians Updated: May-04-16 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.