By Richard Pollock | 07/22/14 05:02 PM
One of President Obama's closest White House advisers counts among his key financial supporters a reclusive Swiss billionaire whose company conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients.
By Blake Seitz | 07/20/14 12:09 PM
Jerry Greenfield, the eponymous second half of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, was in Washington to quash a bill that would give the FDA sole authority to mandate genetically modified organism labeling.
06/26/14 01:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple — though somewhat icky: take...
06/25/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the problems have been...
06/24/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators want to hear from companies using tiny, engineered micro-particles in their products, part of an effort to stay abreast of the growing field of nanotechnology. The Food and Drug Administration issued final recommendations Tuesday for companies using...
By Sean Lengell | 06/12/14 05:46 PM
A juicy legal battle between the makers of two rival fruit drinks can continue, as the Supreme Court on Thursday said POM Wonderful may proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola. The case involves conflicting federal laws — consumer health vs. copyright — and has broad...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/11/14 04:09 PM
The Food and Drug Administration tried a sneak attack on the artisan cheese industry earlier this week, pushing a new rule, pretending it wasn't a new rule, that would outlaw the aging of cheese on wooden board. The FDA has backed down from this new-not-new rule-not-rule.
By Walter Williams | 06/09/14 11:52 AM
Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote "Right to Try experimental drugs" in USA Today. They pointed out that "this year, more than 5,000 Americans will lose their battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou...
By Byron York | 07/23/14
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By Byron York | 07/23/14