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

FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans. A Food and Drug Administration review posted […]

01/28/2014

A bottle of soda with caramel coloring.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

FDA says it is studying caramel coloring in soda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health […]

01/23/2014

This Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, shows Dawn Ultra antibacterial soap in a kitchen in Chicago. The Food and Drug Administration says Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose […]

12/16/2013

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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday to phase out the widespread use of antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry […]

12/11/2013

President Barack Obama signs a bill in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama signs bill for more scrutiny for drug mixers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk could come under more federal oversight under a bill that’s been signed into law by President Barack Obama. Wednesday’s signing comes a year after […]

11/27/2013

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FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart […]

11/25/2013

23andMe company logo. (AP Photo/23andMe)

FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is […]

11/25/2013

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FDA approves new drug for rare blood cancer

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new drug from Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech Inc. to treat a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer. The agency said it […]

11/13/2013

Sen. David Vitter, R-La. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Health overhaul debate snags Senate pharmacy bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hundreds, Congress is ready to increase federal oversight over compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications. Before […]

11/11/2013

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FDA: Lab is recalling diet pills linked to liver damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary […]

11/10/2013

Lab is recalling diet pills linked to liver damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary […]

11/10/2013

Alexes Garcia makes cinnamon rolls for student's lunch in the kitchen at Kepner Middle School in Denver. The rolls are made using apple sauce instead of trans fats. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA planned to announce […]

11/07/2013

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