| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:15 PM
The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan.
The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:05 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people living with multiple sclerosis around the world has increased by 10 percent in the past five years to 2.3 million, according to the most extensive survey of the disease to date.
The debilitating neurological...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.
The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Relaxed and ready, if not tanned: Hillary Clinton swooped in to Malaria No More's annual fundraiser in Gotham on Monday night to be feted for her efforts to fight what she called an "ancient scourge."
Many in the crowd noted that Clinton looked the...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
About Netflix Inc.
What does the company do? Subscription-based Internet service and DVD rental for TV shows and movies
2010 Financial report:
Net revenues: $2.16 billion
Net income: $161 million
Q. I am worried...
| Oct 16, 2012
Applying false eyelashes is becoming as routine as hair-washing for some women. And not just those whose last name is Kardashian. "They can look really fresh when you wear them with minimal makeup during the day," says Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, Glamour's...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Federal authorities on Thursday sued a controversial Chicago psychiatrist, accusing him of pocketing kickbacks from drug companies and committing a massive fraud as he prescribed antipsychotic medication to thousands of mentally ill patients in area...
| Sep 13, 2012
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:33 AM
The Indian Supreme Court is slated Wednesday to take up a case that aid agencies warn could have sweeping effects on medicine for the global poor, the culmination of a lengthy legal battle between a Swiss drug company and a country known as a mecca for...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:32 AM
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras launched a high-gear diplomatic offensive aimed at buying his country more time to implement reforms demanded by increasingly impatient European creditors....
| Aug 20, 2012
A dozen managers sat around a rectangular table at the Wit hotel in the Loop, their attention fixed on a man in an Armani suit standing in the front of the room.
They waited quietly, the CTA Red Line train periodically rumbling by, until the tall,...