The Food and Drug Administration has declared war on trans fats, reports NBC News. The agency said Thursday it would require food makers to gradually phase out artificial trans fats -- the artery-clogging ingredient found in crackers, cookies, pizza and many other baked goods. The change could potentially prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths, said FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg. While the amount of trans fats consumed by Americans has dropped dramatically over the last decade, they still "remain an area of significant public health concern," Hamburg said.
(Reuters) - In one of the largest health care fraud settlements in U.S. history, Johnson & Johnson will pay $2.2 billion to end civil and criminal investigations into kickbacks to pharmacists and the marketing of pharmaceuticals for off-label uses, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday.