News tagged with petition
A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer.
In the colloquial sense, a petition is a document addressed to some official and signed by numerous individuals. A petition may be oral rather than written, and in this era may be transmitted via the Internet.
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In a surprise move, federal health regulators have denied a request by Endo Health Solutions to block generic versions of its painkiller Opana ER, which the company argued can be more easily abused than its branded product.
Medications May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
PepsiCo subsidiary Gatorade said Friday it was removing an ingredient from its popular citrus-flavored sports drink that has a second life as a fire retardant.
Health Jan 26, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 4
A U.S. appeals court Tuesday rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current federal status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.
Medications Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—A federal appeals court in Washington is considering whether marijuana should be reclassified from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.
Medications Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.
Health Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A consumer group pressing the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer's disease drug from the market is suing the agency for "foot-dragging."
Medications Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Britain's health minister was angrily heckled Monday over health care reforms that the government says will improve efficiency but opponents claim threaten the foundation of the country's state-funded ...
Health Feb 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- The parents of a 3-year-old New Jersey girl say she's being denied a kidney transplant because of her mental disabilities, but experts caution the situation may be much more complex.
Other Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- A consumer advocacy group is calling on government regulators to ban a type of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic collapse, saying it exposes patients to serious risks.
Medications Aug 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0