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  • FDA warns doctors of counterfeit Botox

    Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.


  • Hepatitis C tests continue after NH tech's arrest

    Hospitals across the country recommended hepatitis C testing for about 7,900 patients last summer after a traveling medical worker was accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with tainted syringes in New Hampshire. But five months later, nearly half of those who were possibly exposed to the liver-destroying disease in other states have yet to be tested.


  • Pharmacy industry sees HGH sales grow despite crackdown

    A federal crackdown on illicit foreign supplies of human growth hormone has failed to stop rampant misuse, and instead has driven record sales of the drug by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, an Associated Press investigation shows.


  • Hep C cases linked to NH hospital worker rise

    Five more people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C a former traveling hospital worker is accused of spreading through tainted needles, bringing the total to 44 in four states.


  • DOJ seeks injunction against peanut butter plant

    The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction against the nation's largest organic peanut butter plant, an eastern New Mexico facility that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 42 people in 20 states this fall.


  • Cincinnati professor nominated for Nobel dies

    Elwood Jensen, an award-winning University of Cincinnati professor nominated for the Nobel Prize for medicine for work that opened the door to advances in fighting cancer, has died of pneumonia. He was 92.


  • Ky. court upholds decision in penis removal case

    A Kentucky man lost his bid Friday to force a doctor to pay damages for removing a cancer-riddled section of his penis during what was scheduled to be a simple circumcision.


  • AP IMPACT: Big Pharma cashes in on HGH abuse

    A federal crackdown on illicit foreign supplies of human growth hormone has failed to stop rampant misuse, and instead has driven record sales of the drug by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, an Associated Press investigation shows.


  • ** FILE ** In this file photo made April 15, 2009, the Merck logo is seen in the lobby of Merck & Company Inc.'s world headquarters in Whitehouse Station, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Merck says cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed to show benefit

    Drugmaker Merck & Co. says it will not seek U.S. approval for its cholesterol drug Tredaptive and is recommending doctors abroad stop prescribing it to new patients, based on failed study results.


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