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Food and Drug Administration: Agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products. As of 2017, 3/4th of the FDA budget is paid by people who consume pharmaceutical products, due to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

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FDA approves breakthrough medical device to treat ADHD in children

It works by delivering a low-level electrical pulse through a patch on a child's forehead
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ADHD treatment device for children approved by FDA

The FDA approved the first device to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. In a clinical trial, kids got low-level electric pulses while they slept. The results were similar to the..
CBS News - Published

Videos for Food and Drug Administration

Is This FDA-Approved Additive To Cheese And Bread Really Safe? [Video]Is This FDA-Approved Additive To Cheese And Bread Really Safe?

In recent years, scientists have started cautiously warning about the subtle harms to humans that certain food additives may be causing. According to Gizmodo, a new study out Wednesday suggests that..

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Club Drug Ketamine Now An FDA-Approved Antidepressant [Video]Club Drug Ketamine Now An FDA-Approved Antidepressant

A form of ketamine, the drug given to the boys trapped in a Thai cave, has recently been approved by the FDA for use as an antidepressant. In the past, ketamine was used as a club drug, commonly known..

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FDA Approves Generic Equivalent To Opioid Overdose Med Naloxone [Video]FDA Approves Generic Equivalent To Opioid Overdose Med Naloxone

One of the most important tools for saving lives caught up in the opioid crisis may soon be far more readily available. According to Gizmodo, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday it has..

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Tuna Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 13 People [Video]Tuna Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 13 People

Business Insider reports The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a recall on frozen ground tuna made by Jensen Tuna and shipped from Vietnam. The tuna has been found to be linked to a..

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FDA Greenlights Weight Loss Med That Makes Your Stomach Feel Full [Video]FDA Greenlights Weight Loss Med That Makes Your Stomach Feel Full

Gizmodo reports overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. Boston biotech company Gelesis have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to..

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CDC Reports 72 Sick From Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak [Video]CDC Reports 72 Sick From Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak

The outbreak seemingly began on March 2 and has led to eight people being hospitalized.

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CDC Investigating E.Coli Outbreak In Five U.S. States [Video]CDC Investigating E.Coli Outbreak In Five U.S. States

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with several other US agencies, was investigating E.coli outbreaks now reported in five states. The..

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FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes [Video]FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

According to Reuters.com, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures. The..

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Report: FDA Investigating People Having Seizures After Vaping [Video]Report: FDA Investigating People Having Seizures After Vaping

Report: FDA Investigating People Having Seizures After Vaping

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The FDA Plans To Regulate CBD In Food, Drink Products [Video]The FDA Plans To Regulate CBD In Food, Drink Products

The FDA Commissioner told a House panel Wednesday that he's concerned about drugstores currently selling CBD products without federal oversight.

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FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping [Video]FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

The agency announced Wednesday that it's received 35 reports of seizures after using e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2019.

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FDA Warns E-Cigarettes Linked To 37 Seizures In Past Decade [Video]FDA Warns E-Cigarettes Linked To 37 Seizures In Past Decade

According to UPI, the Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports of people having seizures after using e-cigarettes. Between 2010 and 2019, the FDA said it's received reports from 35 people,..

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E-cigarettes and Seizures [Video]E-cigarettes and Seizures

According to Reuters, on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of the potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures...

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There Are More US Measles Cases This Year Than in 2018 [Video]There Are More US Measles Cases This Year Than in 2018

According to the CDC, there have been 387 confirmed measles cases in 15 states from January through the end of March.

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Doctors To Be Required To Address Breast Density In Mammogram Results [Video]Doctors To Be Required To Address Breast Density In Mammogram Results

Doctors across the U.S. may soon be required to provide women with more information about their mammography results. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to update a rule that..

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FDA Rule Proposal Would Alert Women to Breast Cancer Risk [Video]FDA Rule Proposal Would Alert Women to Breast Cancer Risk

The FDA proposed a rule change Wednesday that would give women more information about how breast density can affect screening results.

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The Essential Science Of Essential Oils [Video]The Essential Science Of Essential Oils

There are records of essential oils dating back to ancient Egypt and India, but their effects still haven't been fully explored by scientists.

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New Drug A Breakthrough In Treating Postpartum 'Baby Blues' [Video]New Drug A Breakthrough In Treating Postpartum 'Baby Blues'

The Food and Drug Administration has finally approved a treatment specifically for postpartum depression. It’s the second drug this month approved by the FDA to address depression in new mothers in a..

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Trials Say TAVR May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery [Video]Trials Say TAVR May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

New findings from two clinical trials suggest more patients tha previously thought are eligible for TAVR, an alternative to open-heart surgery.

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FDA Approves First Drug To Treat Postpartum Depression [Video]FDA Approves First Drug To Treat Postpartum Depression

On Tuesday, federal health regulators approved the first drug specifically designed to treat postpartum depression.

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Financials weigh down Wall Street [Video]Financials weigh down Wall Street

The S&P 500 and the Dow ended lower Wednesday as interest rate-sensitive financial stocks dragged down the indexes after the Federal Reserve affirmed a dovish monetary policy stance. Fred Katayama..

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The FDA Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression [Video]The FDA Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression

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FDA Approves First Drug For Postpartum Depression [Video]FDA Approves First Drug For Postpartum Depression

March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first medication designed specifically for women with postpartum depression, which the drug maker calls a breakthrough treatment. The Food and Drug..

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Sage soars after FDA approves postpartum drug [Video]Sage soars after FDA approves postpartum drug

Shares of Sage Therapeutics were up in premarket trading on Wednesday after the FDA approved its drug for postpartum depression,

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The FDA Is Putting Together A Group Of Experts To Figure Out How To Handle The $1 Billion CBD Industry [Video]The FDA Is Putting Together A Group Of Experts To Figure Out How To Handle The $1 Billion CBD Industry

The Food and Drug Administration wants to clear up the uncertainty surrounding one of the hottest consumer trends of 2019: CBD. The FDA is putting together a working group that will be charged with..

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Walgreens to raise tobacco buying age to 21 in September amid FDA pressure

The drug store chain is raising the age customers must be to buy cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 on Sept. 1, in part due to FDA pressure.
USATODAY.com - Published

FDA Approves First Generic Form Of Life-Saving Narcan To Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

fda approves first generic form of life-saving narcan to help fight opioid epidemic
The United States Food and Drug Administration announced they were approving the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug which can reverse opioid overdoses, according to CBS News. "In the..
WorldNews - Published

FDA approves first generic nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

It's the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses
CBS News - Published

Opioid Users Call Kratom a Godsend. The F.D.A. Says It’s a Menace.

Millions of Americans are using this powdered leaf, saying it alleviates PTSD, addiction and other ills. The federal government may want to ban it.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sushi fans: CDC and FDA investigating multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to frozen tuna

The CDC and FDA issued notices Tuesday about Jensen Tuna's frozen tuna and advised consumers to ask restaurants where they got their fish.
USATODAY.com - Published

FDA orders Boston Scientific to stop selling gynecological mesh

Federal agency says it's acting to protect thousands of women who undergo pelvic surgery each year
CBS News - Published

F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women

Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the last two companies selling the controversial devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Companies have paid out billions in settlements to women suffering..
NYTimes.com - Published

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