- 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.
- 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.
- FDA reviewing safety of Essure birth control implant Updated: Jun-25-15 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain.
- House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation Updated: Jun-19-15 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market.
- Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements Updated: Jun-17-15 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.
- FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats Updated: Jun-16-15 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.
- Blue Bell: Listeria source likely ID'd at Oklahoma plant Updated: Jun-10-15 9:50 pm
HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released Wednesday.
- FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients Updated: Jun-10-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance.
- 5 things about trans fats and the FDA's proposed phase out Updated: Jun-10-15 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - There are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation's food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely.
- Pozen making $146M acquisition and will move to Ireland Updated: Jun-08-15 12:17 pm
NEW YORK - Pozen, a U.S. specialty drugmaker that has struggled to get its cardiovascular drug approved, will buy a Canadian company and move its headquarters to Ireland.
- Q&A: Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote Updated: Jun-06-15 2:29 pm
Women suffering from low libido got some hope on Thursday, when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
- FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions Updated: Jun-04-15 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
- Feds: Florida doctor gave cancer patients unapproved drugs Updated: Jun-04-15 5:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A Florida oncologist was charged Thursday with giving cancer patients medications, included chemotherapy drugs, from other countries that were not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.