Government Agencies FDA

  • Allen Stanford

    Newly released documents detail 12 years of fits and starts at the Securities and Exchange Commission as financier Allen Stanford was allegedly running a global Ponzi scheme.

  • Four Loko

    Federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week, according to a New York senator.

  • Not humanity, but the drug company. Watch his interview with CEO Alfred Mann.

  • Austin "Jack" DeCoster (right) appears in district court in Lewiston, Maine.

    Farms tied to one of the country’s biggest egg producers were a source of Salmonella enteritidis in the United States in the 1980s and again recently.

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    The Iowa egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella outbreak received hundreds of positive results for salmonella in the two years before its eggs sickened more than 1,500 people, congressional investigators said Tuesday.

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    Some say disease is another reason to detest industrial-size farms, while others see them as an economic savior, reports The New York Times.

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    Faced with a crisis more than a decade ago in which thousands of people were sickened from salmonella in infected eggs, farmers in Britain began vaccinating their hens against the bacteria. That simple but decisive step virtually wiped out the health threat.

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    Take mice from freezer. Thaw (but not in the microwave, please). Feed to pet snakes.   And do not forget to wash your hands.

  • The very large French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis may potentially make an offer to buy shares, at a much higher per-share price than the company is worth, to the biotech company Genzyme.

  • Government Regulation

    The financial regulation bill agreed upon by Congressional leaders overnight is too weak and will not reform the system, Williams Isaac, former chiarman of the FDIC, told CNBC.

  • Cigarette in ashtray

    A year after a new law put tobacco regulation in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration, one thing is clear: It will likely be years before any of the most aggressive steps to reduce deaths from smoking might happen.

  • FDA

    Federal health experts say a new type of morning-after pill that works longer than existing products is safe and effective.

  • FDA

    Federal health regulators said Wednesday the first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to make a significant impact on libido in two studies.

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    Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

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    A Congressional investigation into a recent recall of children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines has been stymied by the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, investigators say, raising the prospect that new measures — like issuing of subpoenas to compel cooperation — could be invoked.

  • Doctor holding test tube

    Thousands of researchers presented studies at the recent cancer forum, but none more significant than those for patients with advanced melanoma.

  • Muscle Milk

    Powerful protein supplements manufacturers like Muscle Milk and Myoplex were on an incredible trajectory, benefiting strongly from the workout world philosophy that protein building was not only good for energy but for recovery. But a damning Consumer Reports investigation threatens to cripple the burgeoning business that is a big part of the $2.7 billion sports nutrition marketplace.

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    There is no “quick fix” for cancer, no clear spot of light at the end of the tunnel. This cautious realization is that the fight against cancer is going to take more time than we thought.

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    Sales of a vaccine for late-stage prostate cancer, Dendreon’s Provenge, are expected to reach $1 billion in the first two years, analysts have predicted. This drug, one of several being showcased at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting, represent a trend in which drugs treat a subgroup of cancer sufferers within the larger disease.

  • Cigarettes

    Goodbye, Marlboro Lights. Hello, Marlboro Gold Pack. "Light" cigarettes are going up in smoke by the end of June, but their names and packaging are getting a colorful makeover.