April 27, 1995 |
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said counterfeit-labeled cans of Similac, a milk-based baby formula, have been found in Southern California and that it appears to be linked to a scheme to distribute phonily packaged formula in other states. The Southern California probe is the latest FDA disclosure in a nationwide investigation of infant formula counterfeiting.
June 21, 1995 |
Abbott Laboratories this week won an antitrust case brought by Nestle Food Co. when a federal jury concluded that Abbott did not conspire to block competitors from the U.S. market for baby formula. The verdict marks Abbott's second victory during the past year in its battle to fend off a variety of charges related to its dominance of the U.S. baby-formula market.
August 14, 1988 |
State health officials are asking the makers of infant formula to grant substantial rebates on formula provided to needy women and children through a nutrition program. Their goal is to win up to $40 million for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program, a federally funded program administered by the state, said Jo Ann Wray, chief of the state Department of Health Services' WIC branch in Sacramento.
August 22, 1995 |
The latest design in baby bottles looks weird, like someone left it in a hot car. But manufacturers say these new models--which are angled near the top--are the wave of the future, already making a dent in the $100-million-a-year consumer baby-bottle market. At least four companies offer the new shapes, which proponents say work better because throughout the feeding the nipples stay filled with liquid, not air.
June 12, 1992
I am a Republican and a businessman. I am the owner and chairman of a very successful film production company, and I know what it takes to make $1 honestly, let alone to make $4 billion. I got so excited about Ross Perot and decided that for a change a successful businessman might be able to put us all on the right track.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1988
Baby formula containing antibodies found in mother's milk appears to prevent a potentially fatal digestive complication that commonly afflicts premature infants, researchers say. Dr. Alfred Rosenkranz and his colleagues at the University of Vienna reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that the special formula sharply reduced the risk of a disorder known as necrotizing enterocolitis.