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  • FDA: Pharmacy’s other drugs may be causing illness

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact …


  • Big tobacco says corrective statements go too far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to reject the government’s proposed industry-financed corrective statements, calling them “forced public confessions.” The Justice Department countered that the statements …


  • AP Impact: Feds muff kid jewelry cadmium crackdown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the toxic trinkets out of children’s hands, …


  • NM company linked to illness expands peanut recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include …


  • NM company linked to illness expands peanut recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include …


  • 22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their …


  • Industry sues over NYC crackdown on sugary drinks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city’s unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the …


  • FDA regulation of pharmacies has knotty history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and …


  • Armstrong report includes 200 pages, 26 witnesses

    Page after page of damning details. They came from computer records, books, media reports and, maybe most significantly, the people Lance Armstrong used to train alongside and celebrate with. The …


  • Women’s home fighting insurance giant to stay put

    CINCINNATI (AP) — As Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled for the title at the Western & Southern Open north of Cincinnati, a small plane buzzed overhead, trailing a banner …


  • Friend describes fatal beauty surgery at Pa. hotel

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Krazy Glue to close …


  • Friend describes deadly beauty surgery at Pa. inn

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Crazy Glue to close …


  • Mass. gov: Drug firm may have misled regulators

    BOSTON (AP) — The specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick …


  • Counterfeit air bags called ‘extreme safety risk’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit bags and they should have them replaced at their own expense, the Obama administration …


  • Gov’t warns motorists about counterfeit air bags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years may have had dangerous counterfeit bags installed, the Obama administration warned Wednesday. Only 0.1 …


  • Idaho dairy workers charged with animal cruelty

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three former dairy workers with Idaho’s largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed …


  • Gov’t to warn motorists about counterfeit air bags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been …


  • Calif. initiative will test appetite for GMO food

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calories. Nutrients. Serving size. How about “produced with genetic engineering?” California voters will soon decide whether to require certain raw and processed foods to carry such …


  • Calif. gas prices equal all-time high

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The price of gasoline equaled the all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market. Prices …


  • Calif. gas prices will rise, then fall next week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California gas prices will increase for several more days before leveling off after a temporary reduction in supply triggered a price spike that saw fuming motorists …


  • Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California gas prices continued surging Friday, adding another 17 cents per gallon on average, and the increases are expected to continue for at least several more …


  • Docs say spine shots for steroids are usually safe

    CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of people get steroid shots in their backs to relieve pain. Now they are probably wondering if it’s safe. In 23 states, hundreds, possibly thousands, of …


  • Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week …


  • Salmonella confirmed in peanut butter plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe’s and several other …


  • Calif. gas prices jump by up to 20 cents overnight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week …


  • Analysts: Spike in Calif. gas prices may linger

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The recent spike in gasoline prices around the nation is expected to wane slowly in coming weeks, but California may not be so lucky due to …


  • Outbreak spotlights risks from custom-mixed drugs

    Two people blinded in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Three dead in Virginia in 2006 and three more in Oregon the following year. Twenty-one dead polo horses in Florida in 2009. …


  • Rare US meningitis outbreak grows; 4 dead, 22 sick

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned. …


  • Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city’s Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed …


  • 4 dead from rare meningitis, more cases expected

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials are expecting to find more cases of a rare and deadly form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five …

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