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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

U.S. regulators approve fish oil-based drug for cutting heart risks

U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish-oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

U.S. shelves plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes

U.S. regulators are hitting the brakes on plans to force tobacco companies to drastically reduce addictive nicotine in cigarettes, retreating on an ambitious public-health initiative that comes amid increasing worry …


FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

U.S. endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettes

Tobacco pouches from Swedish Match win first FDA endorsement for a “reduced-risk” alternative to smoking.


Hemp CBD food products not allowed in Washington

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb received plenty of headlines in August when he reminded consumers that food products containing cannabidiol (CDB) derived from hemp plants remain federally illegal.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Juul warned over claims its e-cigarette safer than smoking

Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping giant Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action

It seemed like a new era in the half-century battle against the deadly toll of tobacco: U.S. health officials for the first time would begin regulating cigarettes, chew and other …


U.S. makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making a new push to add graphic images to cigarette packets. Regulators on Thursday proposed adding images of blackened lungs, cancerous tumors and …


FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to treat patients

U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Impossible Foods, others, use partners to expand

After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers.


FDA approves 9 generic versions of nerve pain drug Lyrica

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic copies of a popular pill for nerve pain. The agency on Monday said it approved nine generic versions of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved in U.S.

U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

FDA targets vaping ‘influencers’ for online promotions

U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Ruling against Florida stem cell company could have implications for Coeur d’Alene center

A federal judge ruled in favor of the Food and Drug Administration Monday in a lawsuit against a Florida-based stem cell company whose treatments have blinded at least four patients. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

FDA approves $2M medicine, most expensive ever

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills most within …


Breast implants tied to rare cancer to remain on US market

U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market. But the Food and Drug Administration said women …


FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray from Israel’s …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

U.S. halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

U.S. investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

U.S. health officials are probing a new potential health risk with e-cigarettes: seizures. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing nearly three dozen reports of seizures among …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an …


FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.


First drug specifically for postpartum depression is approved

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression – a debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women a year in the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Claire’s recalls makeup products FDA said tested positive for asbestos

A week after disagreeing with the FDA about asbestos in three of its makeup products, girls’ fashion chain Claire’s did what the FDA wanted: issued an official recall of the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

U.S. health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and …


World’s first device for premature babies with heart defect gains FDA approval

The device, which is smaller than a pea and made by Abbott Laboratories, can be implanted in babies weighing as little as 2 pounds. It’s designed to treat babies with …


Concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new medical device invented by a Twin Cities neurosurgeon to detect signs of concussion by tracking a patient’s eye movements.


FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill …


FDA approves ‘precision medicine’ drug for different cancers with same mutation

The medication, called Vitrakvi, is the second treatment to receive FDA clearance based on a common biomarker found in an array of cancers. The drug, also called larotrectinib, was approved …


U.S. officials: It’s OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday …