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2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Not many in US hooked on GE fish

Supporters of GE fish and meat say they expect FDA approval of the salmon and still hope to find a market for it.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | Reuters

Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria

Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, E. Coli, Health

CBS 47

Japanese drug-maker to pay $7M in settlement with US

A unit of Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma will pay the U.S. government more than $7 million, to resolve claims it illegally marketed its antifungal drug Mycamine for children before that use was approved.


Related Topix: Marketing

WRUF-AM Gainesville

Food Safety Guidelines Could Alter Sustainable Farm

Swallowtail Farm is working to cultivate a more sustainable farm through the use of fertilizer made from their own animals' manure.


Related Topix: Food Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

Medical Daily

FDA Approves Grastek, Merck's Grass Allergy Pill; Joins Oralair In New Round Of Immunotherapies

The FDA's approval of Merck's Grastek ushers in a new era of grass allergy immunotherapy, as it's the second medication to be approved for grass allergies this month.


Related Topix: Allergy, Health, Conjunctivitis


Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

In Midst of Opioid Crisis, Lawmakers Will Consider Banning A New Painkiller

A Senate committee will take up legislation Tuesday that would impose an 18-month moratorium on the new drug, an especially potent formulation of hydrocodone.


Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic)

Norwalk Citizen News

Oklahoma Senate Oks limits on abortion drug

The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Abortion, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

KXII-TV Sherman

Okla. Senate OKs abortion drug restrictions

The Senate voted 37-5 Tuesday for the bill that was written in direct response to a state Supreme Court decision that tossed a similar measure approved by the Legislature in 2011.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Mental Help Net

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Actos, Pioglitazone (generic), Thyroid Cancer


FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum to treat type 2 diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise.


Related Topix: Marketing


Beer companies upset over new regulations

For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Beer


Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir coformulation cures more than 90% of...

A coformulation of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir taken for as little as 8 weeks produced high sustained response rates across the board for participants in the phase 3 ION trials, including people with HCV genotype 1 starting treatment for the first time, prior non-responders and people with liver cirrhosis, according to findings presented last week at ... (more)


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Federal judge hears arguments on Gov. Patrick's Zohydro ban

Zogenix is arguing that because the federal Food and Drug Administration approved its hydrocodone-only painkiller, a state may not ban it from being prescribed and dispensed.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Zogenix, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain


Merck's grass pollen allergy drug wins U.S. approval

Merck & Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved its grass pollen allergy drug Grastek, becoming the second such immunotherapy treatment to be given the go-ahead in recent weeks.


Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Pollen, Health, Healthcare Industry, Allergy

Daily Camera

Drug firms have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

Whistle-blower. Greg Thorpe, a former sales representative for GlaxoSmithKline, sits at a desk in Florida with papers from the case in which he alleged the company encouraged doctors to prescribe antidepressants to children when the FDA had not approved the drugs for pediatric use.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

ABC News

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes.


Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

CBS Local

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.


Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law

FDA: Some packages of Alli weight loss drug tampered with

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers that GlaxoSmithKline is withdrawing all lots of its weight loss product Alli from the U.S. market because some packages were tampered with and may contain other kinds of pills.


Related Topix: Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline