The Food and Drug Administration is requiring stronger warning labels on prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, in the government’s latest attempt to reduce overdose deaths caused by the long-acting medications.
Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles.
Michigan lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that would make more low-income adults eligible for Medicaid, positioning the state to become the largest controlled by Republicans to support a key component of the new federal health care law.
A family is speaking out about a botched kidney transplant in which a nurse threw out a man's viable kidney just before it was to be given to his sister, saying that at first they assumed the woman had died because her scheduled surgery ended so soon.
Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday accused a small Atlanta-based medical lab that specializes in cancer detection of not doing enough to protect its patients’ online records, resulting in the leak of Social Security numbers and birth dates of more than 9,000 consumers.
An outbreak of more than 600 severe stomach illnesses around the country remains a mystery as the FDA says it found no food safety violations at a Mexican farm linked to some of the illnesses.
Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Walgreen Co., alleging that stores overcharged customers and used misleading advertising and inaccurate sales tags.
United Parcel Service Inc. plans to drop health-insurance benefits for working spouses of nonunion employees if they can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change partly on the new health-care law.
Workers saw a modest rise in the average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance this year, but they're probably not overwhelmed with relief.
Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes "organic" at the farmer's market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines.
The youth group at West County Assembly of God in Chesterfield is coping with the absence of their friend, Hannah Smith, 10, who has been in the hospital for the better part of the past two years, first with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, followed by leukemia. Lang helped the class stay connected to its absent friend.
Jefferson City inspected 46 food services during the month of July. The News Tribune publishes the list of results that includes so-called critical and non-critical violations.
A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time staff of 60 by 2014.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is reviewing a change to start using beef that has been treated with antibiotics, but said no decision has yet been made on the matter.
A case of cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a parasite, has been confirmed by a health provider in Miller County, according to the state Department of Health and Senior Services.
Missouri is one of 19 states and U.S. territories where obesity among low-income preschoolers declined from 2008-11, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday continued his call for cutting off funding for President Barack Obama’s health care law and told conservative Christians that congressional lawmakers can’t be counted on to do it.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits for people with specific health problems.
One casualty of the new health care law may be paid coverage for families of people who work for small businesses.