Friday, October 31, 2003

Mother sentenced to life for infant's overdose on methamphetamine
"10/31/2003 3:32 PM
By: Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A California woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of her baby, who overdosed on methamphetamine. Prosecutors say the baby ingested the drug either from the mother's breast milk or from tainted bottle liners that were used to package the drug in the woman's home."
FDA Official: No Need for Labels on Cloned Products
"By James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - A senior official of the Food and Drug Administration said today that he saw no reason to place special labels on milk and meat from cloned animals if those products reach grocery shelves. The comment on labeling added a second controversial element to the FDA's announcement today that an advisory panel had found no health reasons to keep cloned animals and their milk out of the nation's food supply, though it wanted to review more data."