Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that ...
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The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.
Dozens of CDC workers were potentially exposed to anthrax. No one got sick, but an internal investigation found serious safety lapses, including use of an unapproved sterilization technique and use of a potent type of anthrax in an experiment that did not require a live form of the germ.
No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
While Google and Novartis are trying to develop a "smart" contact lens, a student in Taiwan has her corneas eaten by an amoeba linked to contact lenses.
Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.
Tel Aviv University doctoral students have developed highly efficient holography based on nanoantennas that could be used for security as well as medical and recreational purposes.
Sacker's struggle highlights a critical void: There is no fully functioning artificial lung to buy time for someone awaiting a transplant, like patients who need a new heart can stay alive with an implanted heart pump or those with failing kidneys can turn to dialysis.
Medical device maker Stryker said Monday it will buy bone and joint replacement maker Small Bone Innovations for up to $375 million in cash.
Patients can contract HIV, hepatitis and other viruses and parasites from fecal matter that is not properly screened. Additionally, there are no long-term studies on potential side effects of stool transplantation.
Philips is a major maker of medical devices and medical information systems, while San Francisco-based Salesforce.com Inc. operates an Internet-based system that helps companies keep track of their customers.
Scientists are developing protection for that risky period until their new immune system kicks in — injections of cells specially designed to fend off up to five different viruses at once.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of baby pigs since it showed up in the United States last year, and pork prices have been rising for months. For consumers, the worst may be yet to come because the most deaths happened last winter.
FDA regulators want companies to consult with them before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision whether to go to market will essentially rest with manufacturers.
Women with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.
Leading medical societies recommend the drug as a first-line treatment, and patients are clamoring for it, but insurance companies and state Medicaid programs are gagging on the price.
U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic announced Sunday night that it has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.
The American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes.
By 2018, robots are projected to be used for 27 percent of new line installations for medical device primary packaging — compared to just 3 percent in 2013.
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, established back in 2000 to spur economic development in blighted communities around the U.S., actually doesn’t exist anymore. But if the story of Mölnlycke Health Care and Brunswick, Maine, means anything, it's that the tax credit is about due to be revived.
Siemens, based in Germany, is donating the same software the company and its clients use in the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, medical device, electronics, shipbuilding and apparel industries.
Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe" even though no one has ever received the treatment, according to a new report.