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  • Senate set to pass landmark tobacco bill

    The Senate easily overcame a last legislative hurdle Wednesday to a bill that for the first time would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products.


  • Tongue sees what eyes can't

    Seeing with the tongue? Yes, it's possible. A recently developed device helps blind people read books and street signs as well as play sports and games by stimulating nerves on the tongue.


  • Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

    Obama forms group to protect U.S. food supply

    President Obama on Saturday created a food safety working group to advise him on new rules and tools to protect the U.S. food supply and tapped two people to serve at the top of the Food and Drug Administration.


  • Jay Cost, writing at www.realclearpolitics.com, expresses disappointment that President Obama apparently has abandoned his campaign promise of partisan reconciliation. (Associated Press)

    Obama creates food-safety group

    President Obama on Saturday created a food safety working group to advise him on new rules and tools to protect the U.S. food supply and tapped two people to serve at the top of the Food and Drug Administration.


  • Drugged out on the Hill

    The Framers of the U.S. Constitution purposefully divided governance among three separate but interdependent branches, intending to ensure the principal powers - legislative, executive and judicial - were not concentrated in a single branch. These are the "checks and balances" we all learned about in civics classes.


  • Nursing mothers warned on codeine side effects

    AP


  • Parents told not to give cold medicine to tots

    ASSOCIATED PRESS


  • Drug ads up, scrutiny down

    Drug companies are advertising more and being called to account less.


  • FDA clarifies label of warfarin

    The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a labeling change for the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin that will add information explaining that a person's genetic makeup may call for a lower dosage.


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