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August 18, 2015
Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a ...
August 17, 2015
FDA: scope manufacturer waited years to report problems
Federal regulators have uncovered new violations by the manufacturer of medical scopes recently linked to outbreaks of deadly ...
August 17, 2015
Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease
Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far ...
August 13, 2015
Blood from gay donors in art exhibit protesting FDA's ban
A Washington museum will exhibit a sculpture that uses the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men to protest the ...
August 04, 2015
More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection
More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by ...
August 04, 2015
FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks
Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have ...
July 30, 2015
Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of ...
July 24, 2015
Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods
Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.
July 23, 2015
5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling
States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.
July 21, 2015
Bristol-Myers says HIV drug gets FDA incentives
Bristol-Myers said Tuesday that federal regulators will help speed up development for one of its experimental HIV drugs.
July 09, 2015
FDA: Calories on menus, menu boards delayed until 2016
Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. The Food and Drug ...
June 30, 2015
OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug
The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse ...
June 19, 2015
House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation
House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new ...
June 17, 2015
Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements
A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, ...
June 10, 2015
FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients
Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved ...
June 09, 2015
FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol
June 04, 2015
FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as ...
May 21, 2015
Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant
A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus ...
May 19, 2015
FDA proposes to know more about antibiotic use in animals
The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat.
May 14, 2015
Blue Bell to now inform states of positive listeria tests
Blue Bell Creameries signed agreements with health officials in Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday requiring the company to ...