11/26/2012 - 12:09pm

Consumer spending could drop by almost $200 billion next year while depressing real consumer-spending growth by 1.7% if middle-class taxes rise in response to the fiscal cliff, according to a report released Monday by a White House economic team.

11/26/2012 - 11:05am

Many health insurance plans are failing to provide coverage mandated by the healthcare reform law for treatments to help smokers and other tobacco users quit, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reported Monday, citing a study of insurance contracts by Georgetown University researchers that the group commissioned.

11/21/2012 - 9:35am

Walgreens on Tuesday publicly urged congressional leaders to make headway in avoiding the upcoming fiscal cliff if expiring tax cuts aren't reinstated.

11/21/2012 - 8:04am

Pharmacist’s Ultimate Health of St. Paul, Minn., and its president, Stephen J. Poindexter, have been barred from distributing any "unapproved new drugs" that the company had distributed under the guise that they were dietary supplements.

11/21/2012 - 7:55am

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Novartis' Flucelvax, the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the United States produced using cultured animal cells, instead of fertilized chicken eggs.

11/20/2012 - 3:39pm

Canadian regulators have allowed the approval process for a generic opioid painkiller to go forward despite objections from provincial and other authorities, according to published reports.

11/20/2012 - 10:43am

Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday announced the launch of a privately funded, statewide campaign aimed at increasing public awareness about "smurfing," the illegal process of buying products containing pseudoephedrine on behalf of methamphetamine criminals.

11/20/2012 - 10:26am

Nordic Naturals last week received the Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification for its processing plant in Bodo, Norway, the supplement supplier stated.

11/20/2012 - 9:48am

Individuals who do not obtain recommended intake levels of calcium through dietary sources can safely utilize calcium supplements to achieve optimal bone health, an expert panel concluded last week in the November online edition of Advances in Nutrition.