Web Exclusive: Powdered alcohol product hits hiccup in approval - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Web Exclusive: Powdered alcohol product hits hiccup in approval process

 (CBS/CNN) -    A new powdered alcohol product has hit a hiccup in getting to market.  The federal agency that originally approved Palcohol reversed its position Monday.  An agency spokesman says it approved Palcohol's powdered vodka, rum, and other cocktails -- quote -- "in error."  Tempe, Arizona-based Lipsmark LCC makes Palcohol.  It says there seemed to be a discrepancy on how much powder is in the packets, which are meant to be mixed with water.  Lipsmark says that it will resubmit the product for approval.
Two of the world's largest drug makers are teaming up and revamping their pharmaceutical businesses.  Swiss company, Novartis, is buying Glaxo Smith Kline's cancer drug unit for 14.5 billion dollars.  Glaxo will pay 7 billion dollars for nNovartis'vaccines business - except for its flu vaccines.  
The CEO of Novartis says the deals will affect about 15 thousand of its employees.  Workers will not be fired, but some may be transferred.  

Netflix says it is raising prices for new subscribers by as much as two dollars per month starting this summer.  Current subscribers will continue to pay 8 bucks a month.  The increase is to help pay for better streaming and more original programming like "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards."
On this Earth day, Apple is making new moves to go green.  The giant tech company is offering to recycle all of its products for free.  Apple is also promising to use renewable energy like solar and wind to power all of its stores and offices.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Report: Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar

    Report: Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:28:48 GMT
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.  Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 1:50 a.m. GMT (10:50p EDT), the agency said.

    More >>
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.  Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 1:50 a.m. GMT (10:50p EDT), the agency said.


    More >>
  • In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:47:58 GMT
    CNNCNN
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
  • Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:25:07 GMT
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.