FDA plans to collaborate with outside researchers to improve food, drug science

FDA stresses need to modernize its science

Seattle Genetics climbs after its lymphoma drug brentuximab meets goal in late-stage study

Seattle Genetics cancer drug meets study goal

FTC says claims that POM Wonderful treats or prevents disease are deceptive

FTC says POM juice ads are deceptive about health

NM governor feels the love from chimps as he pitches alternative in dispute over their future

Chimps’ future prompts debate over NM primate lab

FDA to consider approval of genetically engineered salmon

FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

Judge temporarily blocks Obama administration stem cell regulations

Obama stem cell regulations temporarily blocked

Judge revokes government’s approval of genetically altered sugar beets until further review

Judge’s ruling uproots use of biotechnology beets

Germany’s Bayer posts slight decline in 2nd-quarter net profit to $682 million

Bayer’s 2nd-quarter profit down 1.3 percent

Green Dot and other IPOs expected this week could extend winning streak from Friday

This week’s IPOs could create hot streak

NEW YORK — The IPOs of debit card provider Green Dot Corp., Chinese software services supplier Camelot Information Systems Inc. and clean technology company Ameresco Inc., expected this week, could extend Friday’s strong performance into a hot streak.

Inspector general at Justice finds problems in DEA cleanups of clandestine drug labs

Problems found in DEA cleanups of clandestine labs

Transplant groups win Spanish Prince of Asturias award for International Cooperation

Transplant groups win Asturias award

MADRID — Two organizations that have worked together to promote a global strategy for ethical organ donations were awarded Spain’s Prince of Asturias award for international cooperation on Wednesday.

FDA cites 5 companies for marketing unapproved personal genetic tests

FDA takes issue with genetic tests from 5 firms

Samsung plans to invest $20.6 bln in developing new products over next decade to boost sales

Samsung outlines $20.6 billion investment plan

Federal office rules against University of Wisconsin in fight over stem cell patent

Wisconsin loses round in stem cell patent battle

State media: 2 mortuary workers detained after 21 baby bodies found on China riverbank

2 detained for dead babies found along China river

Former FDA staffer says agency officials suppressed radiation concerns with CT scans

Scientist: FDA suppressed imaging safety concerns

In case with broad implications in science, NYC judge invalidates patents on 2 human genes

NYC judge: DNA isolated in genes can’t be patented

NYC judge rules that human gene patents are invalid; ruling could affect biotech, med research

NY judge rules that human gene patents are invalid

AP Enterprise: Cruise line, NASA got swine flu shots early on; CDC says system worked well

AP Enterprise: NASA, cruise line got flu shots

Doctor accuses Heart Association, Cardiology College, of letting industry influence policy

Doctor says heart groups too cozy with industry

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Senators: Lift lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

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German chemical, pharmaceutical company Bayer says Q4 net income rose 44 percent

Bayer Q4 net income up 44 percent

FRANKFURT — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG said Friday its net income rose 44 percent in the fourth quarter to euro153 million ($208 million) as cost savings and a pickup in some business offset negative currency effects and charges for the integration of Schering.

Osiris says Prochymal met goals as treatment for children with graft vs. host disease

Osiris says stem cell therapy meets study goals

Maine considers requiring drug companies to take back unused medicines and safely discard them

Even if you’re careful, drugs can end up in water

Text of President Obama’s first State of the Union address

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