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Breast cancer drug on the FDA chopping block

The battle over a breast cancer drug will be heating up again at the end of the month after the FDA banned its use.

Tags: breast cancer , avastin , alicia lozano , genentech

Monday - 06/20/2011, 12:17pm EDT

House cuts FDA budget by 12 percent

The House voted on a spending bill that will slash the Food and Drug Administration's budget by nearly 12 percent.

Tags: House , Congress , budget , USDA , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:22pm EDT

Sunscreen changes 'unprecedented' for FDA

Maggie Fox, managing editor for technology and health care at National Journal

Tags: sunscreen , Food and Drug Administration , Maggie Fox , National Journal

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:38pm EDT
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Which feds make the most money?

Feds who make more than $180,000 a year make up less than one percent of the federal workforce. Leading that pack are doctors, lawyers and dentists. Doctors held roughly eight out of 10 of the top-salaried jobs.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay debate , VHA , SEC , NIH , FDIC , Army , USA Today

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:50pm EDT

Meat glue: You've probably had it, and it could be dangerous

There's a meat industry secret they probably don't want you to know. It's called transglutaminase, more commonly known as "meat glue."

Tags: meat glue , transglutaminase , Cancer Project , bacteria , Wagshal's

Sunday - 04/24/2011, 12:04pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , Congress , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , Defense , DHS , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , czars , DoJ , FBI , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

HHSInnovates awards online health tools

Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

Tags: Health and Human Service , Kathleen Sebelius , innovation , health care , NASA , NIH , CDC , IHS , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:31pm EDT

FDA gets a food safety mandate, without the money

A $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving the FDA new power to increase inspections at food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted products. Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg joins us with an update.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Margaret Hamburg , food safety , tainted food

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:08am EST
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Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce , Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation , Barbara Ashe , HHS , NIH , NIST , SSA , Cyber Security Command Center , health care reform

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST
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FDA's Sharfstein highlights transparency gains

Josh Sharfstein discusses his time with FDA before he leaves his post as principal deputy commissioner.

Tags: Josh Sharfstein , transparency , Dorobek Insider , management

Friday - 01/07/2011, 03:49pm EST
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