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  • 'Teeth' found in tacos at Mexican restaurant cause social media stir

    March 24, 2017 6:32 PM 6

    A photo of beef tacos posted to social media by a diner at a restaurant in Texas has some wondering: Are those teeth? Facebook user Courtney Aguilar posted the photo after ordering barbacoa tacos at the popular Pflugerville eater El Rincon on Sunday. "When you order Barbacoa tacos but get teeth instead," Aguilar wrote in the post, which has since been made private

  • Judge dismisses two Express Scripts claims in Anthem drug pricing lawsuit

    March 24, 2017 1:06 PM 11

    NEW YORK A federal judge has dismissed two of the six counterclaims that pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co raised in health insurer's Anthem Inc's $15 billion lawsuit claiming it charged too much for drugs. In a decision made public on Friday, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan dismissed Express Scripts' claim that Anthem

  • Brazil's Agriculture minister says meat industry may lose 10 percent market share

    March 22, 2017 7:16 PM 13

    BRASILIA Brazil's meatpacking industry has been badly damaged by a police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices, and could lose upward of 10 percent of its global market share, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday. Maggi told a Senate Committee that the main concern was with the China and Hong Kong not having taken

  • FDA approves new drug to treat Parkinson's disease

    March 22, 2017 3:07 PM 23

    Using Xadago as an add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patients taking levodopa, carbidopa or a combination of both helped to prevent "off" episodes. March 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it has approved a new drug, Xadago, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's

  • Insurance Executive Blasts GOP Health Care Proposal: 'This Bill Is Terrible'

    March 21, 2017 9:16 PM 13

    Unlike his Aetna counterpart, he doesn't think there's a "death spiral" under Obamacare. Most insurance industry executives have been circumspect about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its proposed replacement, the American Health Care Act. Mario Molina is an exception. The company covers more than 4 million people scattered across 13 states

  • FDA approves Newron's drug as add-on therapy for Parkinson's

    March 21, 2017 7:58 PM 15

    Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Parkinson's disease treatment Xadago as an add-on therapy to levodopa, a drug widely used to treat the disease. Levodopa was developed in the late 1960s and is the first-line treatment for the management of Parkinson's, according to the National Parkinson Foundation

  • Woman dies after drinking toxic tea, officials say

    March 21, 2017 3:53 PM 26

    A woman who was hospitalized after drinking a toxic herbal tea purchased at a San Francisco shop has died, officials said, while a second man who suffered complications has recovered. Yu-Ping Xie, of San Francisco, died at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus on Saturday, SFGate.com reported. Xie, 56, and a man in his 30s who was not identified

  • San Francisco woman dies after drinking toxic tea

    March 20, 2017 10:01 PM 12

    Woman drank tea from a Chinatown herbalist whose leaves contained Aconite SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco woman who fell critically ill after drinking tea from a Chinatown herbalist has died. In a statement, the San Francisco Department of Public Health says the tea leaves bought at Sun Wing Wo Trading Company contained the plant-based toxin Aconite

  • Texas company recalling 73,000 pounds of boneless beef

    March 20, 2017 4:30 PM 12

    More than 73,000 pounds of beef are being recalled over concerns about E. coli. H&B Packing Co., of Waco, said the beef was sold to food manufacturers across the state of Texas, but so far there have been no confirmed reports of illness. The boneless beef was packed in 60-pound boxes, and carries a case code of 69029 and production date of March 6. The beef also has an establishment

  • Blue Buffalo, Wellpet recalls food for health risk

    March 20, 2017 1:45 PM 17

    Dog food maker Blue Buffalo is recalling a version of its canned food because of a potential health risk. The Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for adult dogs, which was sold nationwide, has the potential to carry higher than normal levels of beef-thyroid hormones, according to the Food and Drug Adminstration. Dogs eating