posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.
Using plants this way - sometimes called "pharming" - can...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to review the first lower-cost versions of biotech drugs, expensive medications which have never before faced generic competition.
The guidelines issued by the FDA on Thursday...
posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:08 PM
Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic...
posted on August 5, 2011 at 4:42 PM
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it plans to use a birth-control drug to reduce the growth of wild horse herds in southwestern Wyoming.
posted on May 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM
NEW YORK (AP)- A federal lawsuit filed in New York is seeking to force the government to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed on the grounds it diminishes the effectiveness of the drugs to treat people.
posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM
LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- As Texas farmhands prepared this winter to burn stalks of sugarcane for harvest along the Rio Grande, four masked men on ATVs suddenly surrounded the crew members and ordered them to leave.
posted on July 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM
Ethanol interests call on Congress to extend the blenders credit. The Food and Drug Administration questions the use of antibiotics in livestock feed. And the latest reports on grain stocks and planted acreage spark a rally in the corn pit. We...
posted on July 2, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Friday's weaker-than-expected jobs report offered the latest evidence that America's fragile economic recovery is slowing.
posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM
KABUL (AP) -- The Taliban make Afghanistan's opium business easy, offering credit, seeds and fertilizer to farmers to grow the drugs that fuel the insurgency.
posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:07 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal officials have fired some employees and reprimanded others at a central Iowa laboratory campus after allegations that veterinary credentials were used to purchase low-cost medications for themselves and relatives, a USDA...
posted on February 6, 2009 at 8:02 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S Department of Agriculture has placed 19 employees at a laboratory campus in central Iowa on paid leave after allegations that some used veterinary credentials to purchase low-cost medications for themselves and...
posted on January 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM
GENEVA (AP) - The United States announced changes Thursday to trade sanctions it applies on European goods, prompting Brussels to accuse Washington of escalating a 13-year-old beef dispute and threaten new legal action.
posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard of making cheese from goats' milk, but prescription drugs?
posted on April 18, 2008 at 8:04 PM
SINGAPORE (AP) - U.S food and drug regulators will start working in China next month once Beijing gives its final approval, the top U.S health official said Tuesday.
posted on June 22, 2007 at 8:06 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyson Foods will no longer use antibiotics to raise chicken that is sold fresh in stores and will launch a $70 million advertising campaign to tout the shift, the nation's largest meat producer said Tuesday.