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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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Study: FDA policy hides some foods' trans fats

Consumers can inadvertently exceed their daily allotment of harmful fats, according to a new study, through a loophole that allows food companies to mask the nutritional value of their products.

Tags: trans fats , Food and Drug Administration , Case Western University , Case Western Reserve University , Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine , Eric Brandt , food , KFC , Kraft , Paul D. Shinkman , Kristi King

Monday - 01/03/2011, 12:09pm EST

Deadly weight loss product recalled

This is the time of year when many of us are promising to shake those extra pounds. But you might want to make sure you don't have one particular weight loss product in your medicine cabinet.

Tags: recall , Food and Drug Administration , weight loss , Fruta Planta , Reduced Weight Fruta Planta , Chinese Weight Loss Solution

Monday - 01/03/2011, 08:11am EST

Army develops blood test for brain trauma

The test can be used to test for concussion on young athletes, infants with "shaken baby syndrome" and combat troops.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Army , head trauma , concussion , shaken baby syndrome

Friday - 10/15/2010, 09:40am EDT

Agencies discuss how to measure government performance

What's the best way to use the measurements developed for government in the past few years? We ask a panel of experts for their opinion.

Tags: Federal Drive , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , General Dynamics IT , technology , Herb Jackson , GPO , Jim Dyer , NRC , Malcolm Bertoni , management

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:00am EDT
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