Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the safety concerns surrounding the diabetes drug Avandia after U.S. health advisers recommended it stay on the market with increased warnings to consumers despite associated heart risks.
In other news Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration may consider new regulations to cut sodium content in food products to help stem the growing health consequences. Also, a military group told Congress that school lunches are to blame for…
Lee Hochberg reports on the difficulty in tracking the source of tainted foods and the complicated trail from production to sale.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that drugmaker Pfizer will pay the government $2.3 billion for illegally marketing the anti-inflammatory drug Bextra, the largest health care lawsuit settlement in the department's history.
Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, agreed to plead guilty under a $2.3 billion federal settlement over unlawful marketing of the anti-inflammatory drug Bextra. Ray Suarez reports on the record fine.
By PBS NewsHour
A Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday called for greater restrictions on the widely used pain reliever acetaminophen -- even recommending banning some medications that contain it -- in a bid to prevent potentially harmful overdoses.
A bill that would give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products and marketing moved closer to becoming law when the Senate approved the measure Thursday. Judy Woodruff gets two views on the legislation.
In other news, the International Monetary Fund warned that the world economy will lose ground this year for the first time in nearly six decades, and the acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in…
The Supreme Court heard a case Monday involving a Vermont woman whose arm had to be amputated after she was injected with an anti-nausea drug. Marcia Coyle examines the manufacturer's argument against lawsuits on FDA-approved drugs.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reiterated its position in a hearing this week that the chemical bisphenol A, used in many plastic household products, is safe in low levels.
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