The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether or not a dangerous painkiller would serve the public's interest, experts said.
The U.S. House Tuesday approved $51 billion in aid for states ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, though opponents insisted it's a spending "grab bag."
The patent on an abuse-resistant type of OxyContin will expire in April, leading to worries that generics will flood the Kentucky market again, activists said.
The U.S. House adjourned Wednesday without considering relief for Superstorm Sandy victims, despite calls by the president, governors and lawmakers to do so.
Republican lawmakers are split on whether billions of dollars in disaster aid for Northeast U.S. Hurricane Sandy victims should be offset with spending cuts.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday warned the threat of going over the "fiscal cliff" already is having an impact on the economy.
The U.S. House ended its recess Tuesday and turned its attention to fiscal matters amid warnings from a credit-rating service.
Leaders of congressional appropriations committees say they're frustrated at seeing the spending bills they crafted being derailed by U.S. election-year delays.
U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks D-Wash., a long-serving and powerful member of the House, said he's retiring after his 18th term ends this year.
Conservative Republicans say they're outraged that a veteran U.S. lawmaker with a history of seeking earmarks is tapped to lead a key spending committee.