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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

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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

The entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

CDC report card: Good, bad marks on target battles

  ATLANTA (AP) — About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement. The seven […]

11/21/2013

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Eating nuts is tied to lower risk of death

DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause […]

11/20/2013

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CDC importing meningitis vaccine to NJ

 PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) – Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of […]

11/16/2013

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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

Calif. company recalls prepackaged salad, sandwich

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. […]

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

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FDA seeks faster warning updates for generic drugs

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients. Current regulations require […]

11/08/2013

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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