Food and Drug Administration

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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 new leukemia drug from Roche

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The agency cleared Gazyva […]

11/01/2013

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

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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

Pharmacist Dan Darlington works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter at the Walgreens flagship store in the Empire State Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

FDA wants limits on most prescribed painkiller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. In a […]

10/24/2013

Reser’s recalling salads, other ready-to-eat foods

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon company is recalling about 109,000 cases of refrigerated prepared salads and other ready-to-eat foods because of possible listeria contamination. The Oregonian reported Wednesday that the items were produced at […]

10/23/2013

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FDA seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is appealing to dog and cat owners for information as it struggles to solve a mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets that ate jerky […]

10/23/2013

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FDA reviews 2 promising new drugs for hepatitis C

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors may soon have two new drug options to treat patients with hepatitis C, just as the liver-destroying virus becomes a major public health issue for millions of baby boomers. The Food […]

10/22/2013

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New breast milk policy planned for online exchange

CHICAGO (AP) — An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies. Researchers found high amounts of bacteria that could potentially sicken babies in three-fourths […]

10/21/2013

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Bacteria found in breast milk sold on Internet

CHICAGO (AP) – Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria […]

10/20/2013

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Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

BOSTON (AP) — New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble […]

10/14/2013

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