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FDA Warns of Compounded Drug Recall by Texas Firm
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals' plant in Temple, Texas. The inspections revealed production problems in several lots of drugs that were supposed to be sterile. The company is now ...
McConnell, Paul, Whitfield Pleased with DOE Action
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:55 PM
Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Congressman Ed Whitfield today released the following statement regarding the Department of Energy announcing its award for cleanup at the Paducah site – otherwise known as the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. “Last year we fought hard to secure funding for the deactivation of the gaseous diffusion plant and ...
Appeals Courts Rule Differently on Health Care Law
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:40 PM
UPDATED STORY: There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums. The court ...
Report: Retaliation For Complaints Common at VA
Monday, July 21, 2014 3:00 PM
A report by a private government watchdog says medical professionals across the country have pointed out problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, only to suffer retaliation from supervisors and other high-ranking officials. The report says a pharmacy supervisor in California was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients. In ...
Obama Gives Protection to Gay, Transgender Workers
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:11 PM
Gay and transgender people who work for the federal government and its contracting agencies now have some new employment protections. President Barack Obama amended two executive orders, to ban discrimination against those workers. He said it's unacceptable that being gay is still a firing offense in most places in the United States. The fight over a gay discrimination ban for private ...
Eye on the Market: With David O. England
Saturday, July 19, 2014 7:00 AM
Report Card Time II Today, I will prove the truth of one of my favorite sayings, “It is not being in the market that is important, but what we are in that is.” Last week, I audited the first half of 2014 market performance. Today, we will analyze the performance of the sectors to see which, if any, outperformed the market and by how much! Per the ...
Lawyer: Unclear Where Casey Kasem's Body Is
Saturday, July 19, 2014 1:38 AM
A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains — but it's unclear where those remains are, or whether they've already been disposed of. A lawyer for Kasem's daughter Kerri said Friday that when he went to give a Tacoma funeral home a copy of the restraining order, the home ...
FDA Warns Against Powdered Caffeine
Friday, July 18, 2014 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal. It is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consuming it. The FDA said teenagers and young adults may be particularly drawn to the caffeine ...
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