How does your child's spoonful of medicine measure up?
November 30, 2010 Nearly all of the top over-the-counter children's medications contained confusing dosing instructions, according to a new study. For example, the instructions on the bottle give teaspoon measurements, but the dosing cup marks milliliters.
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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), left, and Sen. Mike Enzi, (R-WY), talk to reporters on Tuesday about the food safety bill that passed the Senate.
November 30, 2010 By current partisan standards, the 73-25 vote in favor of the bill was a landslide. But the Senate bill still has to get through the House. And it's not clear how soon that could happen.
November 30, 2010 As insurers and employers try new ways to get patients to make better health care decisions, doctors' influence remains crucial. A deep cut in drug copayments or steep fees added to some procedures may not work without doctors' buy-in.
Your checkup may be changing.
November 29, 2010 Managed care employees and concierge doctors who want upfront payments are predicted to replace the old-fashioned family practitioner. But the new health law probably isn't to blame for the death of private practice.
Two turkeys from Foster Farms stayed at the W the night before being pardoned by the president.
November 24, 2010 The turkeys pardoned today by President Obama are arsenic-free, but scientists say some poultry producers mix arsenic into feed, which may be risky for human health.
November 24, 2010 Health insurers say rising medical costs are to blame for insurance premium increases, and that the administration dropped the ball on getting enough cost controls into the new health law.
A pedestrian passes an AIDS education billboard in Johannesburg, South Africa.
November 24, 2010 Since the HIV/AIDS pandemic peaked in 1999, safer-sex education and widespread condom use have brought down the number of new infections by 19 percent, according to a new report from UNAIDS.
November 23, 2010 Both high and low income earners forgo care when they have to pay a lot out of pocket up front. And they both get stressed out about it, says a new report.
November 23, 2010 A Republican who opposes the health law discovered last week that his government-subsidized insurance doesn’t start as soon as he thought. Now Democrats are calling him a hypocrite for wanting to buy government-sponsored insurance in the interim.
There's a lot going on with the little blue pill called Truvada made by Gilead Sciences of Forest City, Calif.
November 23, 2010 A large study shows that men who took the pill Truvada nearly every day cut their risk of HIV infection by 73 percent. But those who took their pills half the time just cut their risk by 50 percent.
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Assistant Attorney General Tony West announces a drug industry settlement in September.
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November 22, 2010 Assistant Attorney General Tony West says the law had become “one of our most successful civil enforcement tools,” allowing the Justice Department to recover billions that would have otherwise been lost in the system.
November 19, 2010 An overwhelming number of Americans want to see a food safety bill passed that would increase the Food and Drug Administration's authority over tainted food. However, nothing moves in the Senate without a little grease.
November 18, 2010 A look at eight areas of the U.S. finds that some high-priced hospitals are getting the upper hand with insurers. San Francisco's average inpatient payment rate was more than twice the rate for Medicare.
Being a patient in the U.S. is costlier than other rich countries, a recent international survey found.
November 18, 2010 A survey of 11 developed countries compared the experience of patients and found the U.S. came out at the bottom on almost every count. Some weak spots include costs of care and dealing with insurance companies.
Dr. Donald Berwick testifies Wednesday before the Senate Finance Committee about the implementation of health overhaul.
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November 17, 2010 In his first hearing before Congress since being appointed to head Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Donald Berwick parried Republican questioning. He also predicted that Medicare would better off as a result of health overhaul.
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