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  • Lap-Band maker needs to step up

    Lap-Band maker needs to step up
    Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works. Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
  • FDA Reform Bill to improve drug safety, reduce drug shortages

    FDA Reform Bill to improve drug safety, reduce drug shortages
    Last week, the U.S. Senate approved the FDA Safety and Innovation Act 92-4. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett praised it for creating "a process to get new life-saving treatments to patients faster." The bill includes provisions to improve drug safety, bring...
  • FULL TEXT: President Obama's State of the Union Address

    The following are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of...
  • Wrecked Italian Liner Will Not Be Moved For Months

    Wrecked Italian Liner Will Not Be Moved For Months
    GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia could remain where it lies near the Italian island of Giglio until the end of the year or longer before it can be broken up or salvaged, the official in charge of the recovery...
  • FDA: Genetic Tests Need to be Regulated

    FDA: Genetic Tests Need to be Regulated
    During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health. If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
  • Homeowners dig down for more space

    Homeowners dig down for more space
    COME ON DOWN, Stefan Lemperle says. Here, 13 feet under the ground, there's sunlight and fresh air, an open-to-the-sky patio with a rock-lined pond, a high-ceilinged lounge and a media room large enough to host dozens of friends. Lemperle's new glass...
  • Woman, allegedly refused help, dies on flight

    American Airlines today disputed the account of a man who said his cousin died aboard a flight after she was twice refused oxygen by a flight attendant. He also claimed that medical devices, including two oxygen tanks, failed. Struggling to breathe,...
  • Adrian Kantrowitz dies at 90; surgeon performed first U.S. heart transplant

    Adrian Kantrowitz dies at 90; surgeon performed first U.S. heart transplant
    Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the pioneering cardiovascular surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, developed a balloon-pumping device that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and developed mechanical heart-assist devices, died of heart...
  • Not right for everyone

    Not right for everyone
    WHEN coronary arteries grow dangerously narrow, the solution — increasingly — is to prop open the walls with a device called a drug-eluting stent. Now two new studies are adding fuel to a growing debate about whether these stents are being...
  • A warning label warning

    It's hard to imagine a more sympathetic victim than Diana Levine, a guitarist who lost her arm to gangrene after she was negligently injected with Phenergan, an anti-nausea drug. Last week, the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote upheld a Vermont jury's...
  • Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery

    Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery
    WASHINGTON -- They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul...
  • Senator Murray Asks Colleagues To Work Together To Pass Health Care Reform

    Senator Murray Asks Colleagues To Work Together To Pass Health Care Reform
    Senator Patty Murray, (D) Washington, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging colleagues to rise above partisanship to work together to pass the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act". Murray delivered a speech highlighting the...