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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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FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

The FDA is announcing today that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health. Penny and Phil discussed trans fats and the effects […]

11/07/2013

FDA approves more powerful, pure hydrocodone drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version of the painkiller hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription medicine for chronic pain. The agency said it approved the pill Zohydro for patients […]

10/25/2013

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FDA approves GE brain imaging tool for Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive […]

10/25/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

FDA wants limits on most prescribed painkillers

The FDA wants to place tighter controls on prescription drugs containing hydrocodone. The Food and Drug Administration says the highly addictive painkiller should be subject to the same restrictions as other narcotic drugs such as […]

10/25/2013

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