| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favorite drinks.
The Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of arsenic...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Consumers who have celiac disease will soon be able to food shop with greater confidence, knowing that the FDA has issued new standards for "gluten-free" labels on foods.
The ruling issued Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration defines the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock treatment of their pain that can’t be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told physicians....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
When it comes to buying prescription medicines online, it's better to be safe than sorry.
BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy, a new public education campaign by the U.S. Food and...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum.
With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety.
The FDA's new look at added caffeine...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.
The Energy & Commerce...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:04 PM
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-...
| Jul 22, 2012
Wendy Crossland said she's always made it clear to her three kids that energy drinks were off-limits, and most importantly, never allowed in the house.
"All I knew was that it had a lot of caffeine, which isn't good for anybody," she said, sitting in her...