CHICAGO - Constantly beeping alarms from devices that monitor the vital signs of the critically ill have "desensitized" hospital workers who sometimes ignore the noise, leading to at least two dozen deaths a year on average, a hospital accrediting group said Monday.And these cases are probably vastly underreported, said the Joint Commission in an alert to hospitals calling attention to the problem.
OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters sold in the U.S. and other countries are being recalled because when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high, they do not provide a warning and instead turn off, or they display an inaccurate reading.
TRENTON, N.J. - Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles.
...has opened a clinical trial involving Provenge, the only therapeutic cancer vaccine yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The patient's immune cells are taken out, cultured to recognize a prostate cancer protein, and then...
A federal crackdown on illicit foreign supplies of human growth hormone has failed to stop rampant misuse, and instead has driven record sales of the drug by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, an Associated Press investigation shows.
The thousands diagnosed with cancer each day likely would leap at the chance to turn back time and take advantage of a vaccine.
Apparently, 80 percent of the world's population eats insects, either as a snack or a diet staple.
The measure approved unanimously by a Senate Finance panel would allow so-called "angel investors" to claim up to 35 percent of their investment as a credit on their state income taxes.
Starbucks Corp. plans to stop using an extract made of dried insects to color some Frappuccinos and pastries after an online campaign asked for the ingredient to be removed.
A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary must pay South Carolina $327 million for deceptive marketing of an antipsychotic drug, a Spartanburg County judge ruled Friday.