Making the most aggressive step by a major food company to change the practices of chicken producers’ and combat superbugs in humans, McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants have vowed to stop buying chickens raised with antibiotics used in human infections. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Medicine would be the ideal profession if it did not involve giving pain.
—Samuel Hopkins Adams
- SLICE OF HISTORY
Long a company whose business had been making dyes, the Friedrich Bayer & Co. plunges into the budding pharmaceutical industry when it trademarks a drug created by one of its chemists, a man named Felix Hoffmann. It registers the medication, acetylsalicylic acid, under the name “Aspirin.” Hoffmann had also created a drug the company thought had more potential. It was called “Heroin.” Get the full story.