The first U.S. cow infected with mad cow disease was born before the United States and Canada instituted restrictions on cattle feed aimed at protecting cattle from the disease, Agriculture Department officials said Monday.
Even as countries moved to ban U.S. beef and a Washington state meat processor recalled 10,000 pounds of beef following the announcement of a suspected case of mad cow disease, federal officials maintained that the U.S. food supply remains safe.
A suspected case of mad cow disease is being investigated in Washington state, but the U.S. food supply remains safe, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Monday he would ask the federal government for a waiver granting his state permission to purchase prescription drugs from Canada.
The emergency contraception commonly referred to as the morning-after pill should be available on drug store shelves without the prescription that women currently need, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Tuesday.
Federal officials Thursday reported widespread flu activity in 24 states and announced that 100,000 additional doses of the flu vaccine will be shipped across the country to help ease shortages.
Boston and New Hampshire announced Tuesday they will begin buying prescription drugs from Canada even though it is illegal. They will join the city of Springfield, Mass., which now has the only government program to import cheaper drugs from Canada.
President Bush on Monday signed a $400 billion, 10-year Medicare bill that will enact sweeping changes to the entitlement program by adding a prescription drug benefit and increasing the roll of private companies.
Health insurance plans that discourage people from using more expensive drugs by charging higher co-payments for filling those prescriptions may cause some people to stop taking important medications, according to a new report.
In a major policy change for President Thabo Mbeki's government, South African officials Thursday unveiled a program to distribute free AIDS drugs, ending its long-standing opposition to providing anti-retrovirals.
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