The Food and Drug Administration announced new evidence this week that links a contaminated blood thinner from China to 81 deaths in the United States.
Fifteen percent of American teenagers are obese. Now, some doctors are suggesting that gastric band surgery can help those most overweight. The NewsHour looks into the surgery, which involves placing an inflatable band around the stomach.
China announced Tuesday its chief food and drug official has been executed for accepting bribes. Independent Television News reports from the region on the investigation that led to his execution.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans Tuesday designed to improve its drug safety monitoring.
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