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Caffeine powder products sold on the Internet.

FDA warns against powdered caffeine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered pure caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could […]

07/18/2014

Vials of flu vaccine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same federal scientist who found forgotten vials of smallpox at a federal lab earlier this month also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and […]

07/16/2014

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FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the […]

07/11/2014

FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows a shopper walking down the canned soup aisle at a grocery store in Cincinnati. Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty _ a long-awaited federal effort to try and prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.  (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease […]

06/17/2014

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FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics Inc. to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U.S. hospitals. Regulators approved the intravenous drug […]

05/24/2014

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FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening. The Food and Drug Administration […]

04/24/2014

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and […]

04/24/2014

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E-cigarette ‘vaping’ ban takes effect at midnight

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – E-cigarette users in the city of Los Angeles will be relegated to the ranks of tobacco smokers come midnight, when a ban on e- cigarette use at bars, restaurants and other […]

04/18/2014

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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world’s second largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented […]

04/06/2014

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Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers’ blood boiling. Beer makers tell The Santa Rose Press […]

03/31/2014

In this April 11, 2012, file photo, poults raised without the use of antibiotics are seen at David Martin's turkey farm, in Lebanon, Pa.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Citing a potential threat to public […]

03/26/2014

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (AP Photo)

FDA halts production at Delaware cheese plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company’s cheese killed one person and sickened seven others. This is only the […]

03/12/2014

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