Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.
Like most toddlers, Kendall Johnson squeals, gurgles and fusses—but, she’s making happy noises that she can’t hear. The 9-month old Plano girl was born deaf.
The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed.
For decades, people have been searching for an easy way to lose those extra inches. Now weight loss, methods have gone high-tech. Vibrating belts are out. Temperature is in as the new way to vanquish fat.
A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
One North Texas sweet shop owner said his average customer is not concerned about whether their donut is made with an oil containing trans fat or one that is trans fat-free, but the FDA cares and made a first time ruling concerning trans fats.
The Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.
New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.
Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee has recalled 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of possible Listeria bacteria contamination.
Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.