Anti-anxiety med recalled due to 'foreign substance'

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling one lot of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam -- commonly sold under the brand name Xanax -- "due to the potential presence of foreign substance," the company said last week.

USDA won't test on kittens anymore

The Agriculture Department announced Tuesday it is discontinuing its practice of infecting kittens with parasites for research purposes.

PETA to sue USDA for animal welfare records

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is preparing to sue the US Department of Agriculture and the Animal Health Inspection Service to obtain records of Animal Welfare Act enforcement actions, CNN has learned.

Politico: White House adviser Sam Clovis leaving USDA

Sam Clovis, a White House adviser on the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is leaving the department, and his last day will be Friday, Politico has reported, citing a source who attended his going-away party on Thursday evening.