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  • FDA tests find arsenic in rice

    Many name-brand rice and rice products contain varying levels of carcinogenic arsenic, according to the results of separate sets of tests announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationand Consumer Reports. In conjunction with the Consumer...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • La. Fishermen Wrinkle Their Noses At 'smell Tests'

    La. Fishermen Wrinkle Their Noses At 'smell Tests'
    Fishermen in part of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish say they think the government reopened their area to fishing too early. Oil still washes up on marshes and protective boom lining the shore, months after a sea-bottom well began gushing crude from the...
  • 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,...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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 Backs Off Oyster Ban After Strong Criticism

    FDA Backs Off Oyster Ban After Strong Criticism
    Facing fierce resistance, the Obama administration on Friday backed off a plan to ban sales of raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico during warm-weather months. The Food and Drug Administration said it would put the proposal on hold while it studies ways...