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  • Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says

    Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older. The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...
  • Food safety law won't mend regulatory divide

    Food safety law won't mend regulatory divide
    As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration. If passed,...
  • New cigarette warning labels unveiled

    New cigarette warning labels unveiled
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday unveiled a group of graphic images and messages that will cover the top half of every cigarette package in the United States starting in fall 2012. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...
  • Funding uncertain for US food safety overhaul

    Funding uncertain for US food safety overhaul
    Republican opponents of food safety legislation are already promising a fight over its funding, even before it becomes law. President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the bill on Tuesday. It allows the Food and Drug Administration to increase...
  • FDA focuses on training to stem painkiller abuse

    FDA focuses on training to stem painkiller abuse
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health regulators are hoping more education for doctors and patients can stem the growing tide of prescription painkiller abuse in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration is mandating that all companies that make long-...
  • FDA Cites Dirty Equipment in Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak

    FDA Cites Dirty Equipment in Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak
    WASHINGTON, DC (KTLA) -- The Food and Drug Administration has isolated the exact source of the deadly listeria outbreak in 12 states. The outbreak is blamed for 25 deaths, and 123 illnesses. It was traced to consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes grown...
  • Foes of GE salmon raise specter of 'Trojan gene' effect

     
    The Food and Drug Administration's public comment period for labeling requirements for a genetically engineered salmon ended not so quietly, with a flurry of press releases leading up to Monday’s deadline. They included an announcement by a group of...
  • Health Notes: FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes: </b></span>FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment
    Here's the reaction of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) to the news that the FDA has pulled approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment. "The coalition applauds the FDA and Commissioner Margaret Hamburg for the decision to revoke the...
  • Michael Hiltzik: FDA seems to take light approach to Allergan and Lap-Band

    Michael Hiltzik: FDA seems to take light approach to Allergan and Lap-Band
    In 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States. The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
  • FDA to Probe Safety of AeroShot Inhalable Caffeine

    FDA to Probe Safety of AeroShot Inhalable Caffeine
    WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a caffeine inhaler that has become popular in dance clubs. The AeroShot Energy is sold in lipstick-sized canisters and went on sale on the East Coast last month. Each canister contains B...
  • BPA found in food packaging

    BPA found in food packaging
    A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A across a range of foods, including some labeled "BPA-free." Children eating multiple servings of some of the tested food could get doses...
  • Molars, incisors and canines -- oh, my!

     
    Concerned about the strength of teeth-whitening chemicals and by the growing number of non-dental venues through which they’re being sold, the American Dental Assn. today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the compounds for safety...