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The Obama administration's health care reform legislation includes a guarantee of access to free preventative medicine for women, but that promise has sparked a debate as to whether or not birth control should be provided at no cost under the new law.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Lindsey Tanner WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Admin-istration is defending its assessment that bisphenol A- a chemical found in plastic baby bottles and food packaging - is safe, even as the first major study of health effects finds possible risks for heart disease and diabetes.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has hired more than 1,300 professional staffers in a move that officials hope will help the beleaguered agency better protect the public health amid rapid technological and scientific change.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration ordered stronger warnings Thursday on four medications widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses, saying they can raise the risk of possibly fatal fungal infections.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON The number of people without health insurance fell by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON When there's a need to trace fruits and vegetables in a crisis like the salmonella outbreak, a lot of the pieces for a rapid- response system already exist.