Potential Life-Saving Drugs Made Available for PatientsPotentially life-saving drugs which are still in the testing phase will now be made available to certain patients in Illinois.
FDA to Remove Trans Fat from Processed FoodsThe U.S. Drug and Food Administration is pulling the plug on trans fat which are widely considered the worst kind for the heart.
Lawsuit Claims Purina’s ‘Beneful’ Sickens Dogs; Mizzou Vet Professor Not CertainA class-action lawsuit claims thousands of animals have been sickened or killed by the dry dog food.
Calif. Apple Packer Linked to Listeria DeathsFDA says Bidart Bros product was made into caramel apples that sickened 32, including at least 3 deaths
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine PowderThe Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.
Teachers Given Insulin Instead of Flu Vaccine A St. Louis County school district is investigating how five elementary school teachers were mistakenly dosed with insulin instead of the flu vaccine, an error that led to the hospitalization of two women.
Missouri to Get $2M from Drug Marketing SettlementThe London-based pharmaceutical has agreed to pay $105 million to 44 states to settle allegations that it unlawfully marketed its asthma drug Advair and the antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin.
Allergy Season Wears Out its Welcome in St. Louis A local allergist gives advice to those who suffer from severe allergies during these months.
St. Louis Specialist Applauds FDA Recommendation on TylenolThe Food and Drug Administration wants to limit the amount of acetaminophen or Tylenol in combination pills due to severe liver damage concerns.
Springfield, Ill. Researcher Awaits FDA Approval For Hearing Loss DrugDr. Kathleen Campbell imagines a time when someone is exposed to hearing loss and can then go to the pharmacy to purchase a drug that would cure or eliminate it.
Mo. Looks at Other States' Death Penalty MethodsGov. Jay Nixon halted Allen Nicklasson's Oct. 23 execution following doctor protests along with threats from the anti-death penalty European Union to limit the drug's export.
FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Health RiskThe Food and Drug Administration says menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater health risk than regular cigarettes.