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Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

Posted: 11/21/2011 - Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy and celebrate with families and friends, but experts say it's also a time to be especially careful of foodborne illnesses.

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Judge Weighing Delay on Decision in Tobacco Case

Posted: 11/17/2011 - A federal judge is asking the Justice Department and America's largest cigarette makers whether to delay a decision in a 12-year-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry while other cases challenging new tobacco regulations are decided.

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Smucker Recalls Jars of Chunky Peanut Butter

Posted: 11/17/2011 - J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling thousands of 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Higher Copays Seen for Medicare Brand-Name Drugs

Posted: 11/16/2011 - With three weeks left for seniors to change their Medicare prescription plan for 2012, a study finds copays for brand-name drugs are going up -- in some cases sharply.

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FDA Clears Blood Thinner for Irregular Heart Beat

Posted: 11/04/2011 - Federal health officials have expanded approval of a blood thinning drug to millions of new patients with a common heart problem that can cause deadly strokes and blood clots.

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FDA Plans $600M Anti-Smoking Campaigns

Posted: 11/02/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend $600 million over five years to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use.

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Obama to Order FDA to Help Reduce Drug Shortages

Posted: 10/31/2011 - President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem that has endangered patients and raised the possibility of price gouging.

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Pine Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Posted: 10/27/2011 - Wegmans Food Markets has recalled 5,000 pounds of pine nuts sold in the bulk foods department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland after salmonella sickened 42 people.

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Va Regulators OK Sale of Shenandoah Life

Posted: 10/21/2011 - Virginia regulators have approved United Prosperity Life's plan to acquire a Roanoke insurer that's been in receivership for more than two years.

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Calif. Company Recalls Bagged Salad Blends

Posted: 10/20/2011 - Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling 3,265 cases of various bagged salad blends that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

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