FDA approval of OxyContin for children raises concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision this month to approve the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for use in children as young as 11 has raised a host of questions for parents, doctors and those who help treat addiction in juveniles. Among them: Will the stamp of approval from the FDA lead to better research and […]

Dwindling bird flock finds haven in Indian Shores

INDIAN SHORES — “Do Not Enter” signs and a rope marking an oval perimeter separate more than 500 black skimmers and their nests from beach-goers in this coastal Pinellas County community. The black-and-white, orange-beaked birds will hatch their young here by mid-June — if the Audubon Society successfully protects the nesting area as part […]

ArtWalk & the Woodson

ST. PETERSBURG – For decades, the sprawling warehouse district on the northern edge of Midtown was as lifeless as the dried-out, wheat-colored grass that surrounded the mostly abandoned buildings. The district sprang up after the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad built a freight depot at 420 22nd St. S. in 1926. Forty-one years later, the depot […]