Stories tagged: FDA
Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
If prices don’t come down, and quickly, Trump should back up his tough talk with action.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Some varieties of Sabra hummus are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
A rise in overdose deaths from heroin laced with fentanyl and other powerful additives prompted two federal advisory committees on Wednesday to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration authorize …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving final approval for a field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
Tue., July 5, 2016, noon
WASHINGTON – A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries. But not so fast, …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
The federal Food and Drug Administration says arsenic has been found at nearly nine times the allowed limit in samples of apple juice from a Yakima Valley processor.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation’s worst bird flu …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Federal health officials have approved an innovative new option for Americans addicted to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body’s immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder …
Fri., May 6, 2016
The greatest concern is the increasing number of young people who have been drawn to vaping. Many of them had never smoked before. Rather than kicking an old habit, they’re …
UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Women will be able to take the so-called abortion pill later in a pregnancy and with fewer doctor visits under a new federal label for the drug that undermines several …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the mosquito-borne virus.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
The Senate, on a 48-49 vote Wednesday, fell short of the necessary numbers to move ahead on legislation that would have barred states from requiring the labeling of genetically modified …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending U.S. blood banks refuse donations from people who have travelled to countries where the Zika virus is active in the prior four weeks, …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
A bill that would ease the regulatory requirements of small food businesses to provide calorie information for menu items, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, passed the House of Representatives, …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey said in a statement that he has put a hold on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, the No. 2 official at the agency who was …