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  • Problems found at peanut butter plant in 2010

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found what it called “objectionable conditions” at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of …


  • Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the tally from a deadly meningitis outbreak rose Friday, health officials identified the medical clinics across the country that received steroid shots for back pain …


  • 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 …


  • Clinics rush to warn patients of tainted steroid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a …


  • Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The potential scope of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least five people widened dramatically Thursday as health officials warned that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of …


  • Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. …


  • Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration and …


  • Endeavour salutes Giffords en route to California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords …


  • Shuttle lands in Calif. after cross-country voyage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords …


  • Study suggests tie between BPA and child obesity

    NEW YORK (AP) — A provocative new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity, but the researchers say their findings don’t prove …


  • CDC reports incidents of tainted ricotta cheese

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses including at least one death. The imported Italian ricotta salata cheese distributed …


  • Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

    CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …


  • Testosterone marketing frenzy draws skepticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Are you falling asleep after dinner?” “Do you have a decrease in libido?”


  • J&J again seeks more approvals for clot blocker

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Friday that it has given the Food and Drug Administration additional data to on its new anticlotting drug, in a second attempt …


  • FDA approves Pfizer drug for rare blood cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new Pfizer drug to treat a rare form of blood and bone marrow cancer that causes a buildup …


  • Study questions how much better organic food is

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out …


  • Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series

    DETROIT (AP) — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his …


  • FDA approves 4-in-1 HIV combination pill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new anti-HIV pill that combines four medicines to combat the virus that causes AIDS. The agency approved Gilead …


  • Alzheimer’s drug fails study but flashes potential

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help …


  • Last drugs standing: Key Alzheimer results coming

    We’re about to find out if there will be a way anytime soon to slow the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Results are due within a month or so from key …

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