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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 […]

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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]



FDA approves electric headband to prevent migraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who […]


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New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the […]


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FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that proponents say could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal […]


Several Aleve tablets appear in front of bottles of the pain reliever. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Panel votes down heart safety claim for naproxen

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A majority of federal health experts said Tuesday that new research is not strong enough to conclude that naproxen, the pain reliever in Aleve and many other medications, is safer […]


Several Aleve tablets appear in front of bottles of the pain reliever. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains. The […]


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New rules would ensure safety of infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula. The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products […]


The Food and Drug Administration's new ad campaign featuring wrinkled skin and yellow teeth to show the costs associated with cigarette smoking. (AP Photo/Food and Drug Administration)

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation’s at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday […]