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This undated photo provided by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows four of the more than a dozen U.S. and foreign companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. ( AP Photo/FDA)

FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a […]

07/23/2013

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FDA sets new limits on arsenic in apple juice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids’ favorite drinks. The Food and Drug Administration is […]

07/12/2013

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FDA weighs lifting safety restrictions on Avandia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former blockbuster diabetes pill which was subjected to major safety restrictions in 2010 may not be as risky as once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug […]

06/03/2013

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Correction: Tanning Beds-FDA story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 6 about proposed regulations for tanning beds, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an FDA proposal would not require warnings on tanning beds themselves, but on related promotional […]

05/07/2013

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FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. […]

05/06/2013

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Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in […]

05/02/2013

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FDA closely watching added caffeine in foods

(AP) — Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer. The FDA is closely watching and wants to know more about their safety.

04/30/2013

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FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum. With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it’s time to investigate their safety.

04/29/2013

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FDA panel backs inhaler drug for lung disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of respiratory experts has voted in favor of approving an experimental inhaler drug from GlaxoSmithKline and Theravence for treating chronic lung disease.

04/17/2013

HeartStart Home Defibrillator unit (AP Photo)

FDA proposes new rules for heart defibrillators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices.

03/22/2013

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US to revise cigarette warning labels

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.

03/19/2013

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FDA probes new pancreas risks with diabetes drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems.

03/14/2013

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