FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.

These quasi-generic...

8 treated for Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities say eight residents of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy have confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease.

The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the...

Sanford Health seeks patients to test Ebola vaccine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health is seeking 30 patients from Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota, to enroll in a clinical trial testing an Ebola vaccine.

The program, which is sponsored by Merck, will...

Texas records 4th death this year linked to West Nile virus

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials say a fourth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus.

The El Paso Department of Health on Thursday announced the death of an 89-year-old...

A look at some of the funds receiving tax checkoff donations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California enables residents to donate money to a variety of charitable causes while they file taxes. The distribution of the money lacks oversight, creating problems for funds like...

Indiana health officials launch nonprofit foundation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have launched a new nonprofit foundation that Indiana lawmakers created to raise money for efforts to combat the state's high infant mortality rate and other health...

FDA issues warning letters to "natural" tobacco makers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims.

The agency...

What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to...