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Gardasil Study Raises Questions

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A new report from the Journal of American Medical Association raises questions about the side effects of Gardasil, the vaccine given to prevent the HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer.

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FDA Warns Johnson & Johnson On Antibiotic Tests

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning Johnson & Johnson that it did not properly monitor two tests in people of its antibiotic drug candidate ceftobiprole, which is intended to treat complicated skin infections like MRSA.

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Government: Growth In Women Who Drink And Drive

Updated: 08/19/2009 - The government says the number of women arrested for drunken driving has increased nearly 30% during the past decade, representing a dangerous trend for Americans on the nation's roads.

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Judge Sides With Merck On Singulair Patent

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A federal judge in New Jersey rules in favor of drugmaker Merck in a patent fight with a company wanting to make a generic version of Merck's top-selling drug.

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Government Enlists Employers' Help to Contain Flu

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Government officials are calling on U.S. businesses to help manage the H1N1 flu this fall by getting vaccines to vulnerable workers and encouraging employees with symptoms to stay home.

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Study: Ibuprofen Is Best for Kids With Broken Arms

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Kids with a broken arm do better on a simple over-the-counter painkiller than on a more powerful prescription combination that includes a narcotic, a surprising study finds.

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KDHE Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccine For All

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The annual seasonal flu vaccine is coming early this year, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it’s a good idea to get it soon, before the expected rush for the new pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine.

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FDA Panel Backs Approval For J&J Hip Replacement

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A panel of federal health experts has unanimously recommended the approval of an experimental hip replacement system from health care products maker Johnson & Johnson.

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U.S. Tries To Counter Some Delay In H1N1 Flu Shots

Updated: 03/11/2011 - The United States is taking steps to counter a new delay in the arrival of H1N1 flu vaccine, hunting factories that can get more of the precious liquid into syringes faster.

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Study Suggests Strep Infection Killed Mozart

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A report in Tuesday's Annals of Internal Medicine, a medical journal published in Philadelphia, suggests it might have been something far more common: a strep infection.

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Small Company's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Works In Animals

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Vaccine developer Novavax says its experimental vaccine against H1N1 flu, produced in just weeks instead of several months for standard methods, works in animals.

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Schools Gear Up For H1N1 Flu Shots

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Hundreds of schools concerned about a renewed H1N1 flu outbreak are preparing for what could be the most widespread school vaccinations since the days of polio.

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