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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.

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Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas again? CDC says E. coli scare 'appears to be over'

The romaine lettuce recall of November 2019 appears to be over, the CDC and FDA say. A total of 167 people from 27 states were infected with E. coli.
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FDA bans most e-cigarette flavors

fda bans most e-cigarette flavors
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered companies to stop manufacturing, distributing and selling most cartridge-based electronic cigarette flavors by early February, saying the crackdown..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

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Lettuce Linked E. Coli Outbreak Is Officially Over [Video]Lettuce Linked E. Coli Outbreak Is Officially Over

Federal officials have announced that the multi-state E.coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is over. The FDA and CDC in November warned people against consuming romaine grown in Salinas, California...

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Bedtime innovations from CES 2020 [Video]Bedtime innovations from CES 2020

The latest in sleep tech features everything from cooling your brain to training it.

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FDA Will Likely Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors [Video]FDA Will Likely Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors

Dessert, fruit and mint-flavored e-cigarette cartridges are expected to be included in the forthcoming ban, approved by the Trump administration.

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It's OKAY To Use Tampons Overnight [Video]It's OKAY To Use Tampons Overnight

The FDA recommends changing tampons every four to eight hours but some people worry about wearing them overnight. According to Business Insider, the main concern is Toxic Shock Syndrome. TSS is a rare..

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Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

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The US Officially Raises Tobacco Buying Age To 21 [Video]The US Officially Raises Tobacco Buying Age To 21

A new law in the United States has gone into effect, according to Business Insider. The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Donald Trump signed the new minimum age..

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Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes Raised To 21 [Video]Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes Raised To 21

CNN reports a new law in the United States prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. According to a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration. Last week, President..

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FDA Offers New Hope For Migraine Sufferers [Video]FDA Offers New Hope For Migraine Sufferers

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday has approved a new treatment for migraine headaches. CNN reports the drug is called ubrogepant. The medication could be a new option for people who can't..

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Dollar General Will Soon Sell CBD Products [Video]Dollar General Will Soon Sell CBD Products

CBD products are coming to select Dollar General stores in Tennessee and Kentucky. According to Business Insider, the products will be part of a cosmetics collection, priced between $7 and $20 dollars...

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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval For Bladder Cancer Drug [Video]FDA Grants Accelerated Approval For Bladder Cancer Drug

Padcev is the first FDA approved treatment in the US for patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer. The drug will treat patients with advanced bladder cancer, reports Reuters. It is for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

FDA targets e-cigs that hook teens [Video]FDA targets e-cigs that hook teens

By May of next year, e-cigarette makers must submit applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proving that their products provide a net benefit to public health. If a company fails to make..

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Vape makers face UK ad ban, U.S. crackdown [Video]Vape makers face UK ad ban, U.S. crackdown

Makers of e-cigarettes face a UK ban on advertising on Instagram, and a U.S. deadline for proving that their products provide a health benefit. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Having Trouble With Acne? Consider Birth Control [Video]Having Trouble With Acne? Consider Birth Control

Birth control has been used as an option for treating hormonal acne for many years. According to Business Insider, acne, especially for teens, is caused by an imbalance of androgens. Androgens then..

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Wall Street rebounds on trade hopes [Video]Wall Street rebounds on trade hopes

Wall Street bounced back Wednesday on investor optimism for an interim trade deal with China. Fred Katayama reports.

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FDA bans mint and fruit flavored vaping products but exempts menthol and tobacco

The vaping flavoring ban aims to target products most widely used by teens while allowing adults access to products that might help them quit smoking.
USATODAY.com - Published

F.D.A. Failed to Ensure Safe Prescribing of Opioids, Documents Show

The agency, whose oversight of opioid safety has largely eluded scrutiny, did not improve flawed programs designed to reduce addiction and overdoses.
NYTimes.com - Published

The US officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21

the us officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21
(CNN)A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Last week, President..
WorldNews - Published

FDA officially raises federal minimum age to purchase all tobacco products from 18 to 21

How old do you have to be to buy tobacco? The new minimum age is 21 and applies to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges.
USATODAY.com - Published

A single drop of blood: No research or FDA approval behind doctor's testing methods

Practitioners who are performing the bioresonance test call it revolutionary. Researchers say the test's claims are too good to be true.
USATODAY.com - Published

For the first time, FDA approves vaccine to prevent deadly Ebola virus

For the first time, the FDA has approved an Ebola vaccine. Since 2018, the deadly virus has killed more than 2,200 in Congo.
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Ebola vaccine approved by FDA

ebola vaccine approved by fda
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a vaccine for the prevention of the deadly Ebola virus disease. The agency announced the approval of Ervebo, a single-dose,..
WorldNews - Published

Merck receives FDA approval for Ebola vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it approved drugmaker Merck & Co's Ebola vaccine Ervebo, making it the first FDA-authorised vaccine against the deadly virus.
Reuters - Published

FDA grants accelerated approval for Astellas, Seattle Genetics' bladder cancer drug

U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it approved Astellas Pharma Inc and Seattle Genetics' experimental drug to treat advanced bladder cancer, about three months ahead of schedule.
Reuters - Published

Special Report: FDA targets e-cigs that hook teens but don't help smokers quit

E-cigarette makers face an existential threat. By May, they must submit applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proving that their products provide a net benefit to public health. If a..
Reuters - Published

FDA under fire for years of delays on e-cigarette regulation

As the FDA pressures e-cigarette firms to stamp out youth vaping, the agency faces criticism itself for failing to rein in the fast-growing industry after years of bureaucratic delays dating back to..
Reuters - Published

Maha CM rejigs some portfolios of NCP's Patil and Bhujbal

On December 12, Patil was allocated Finance and Planning, Housing, Public Health, Co-operation, Food & Civil Supplies, Labour and Minority Welfare ministries. Bhujbal was entrusted with Irrigation,..
IndiaTimes - Published

To Prevent Deadly Infections, F.D.A. Approves the First Disposable ‘Scope’

Reusable duodenoscopes infected patients in a series of notorious outbreaks. Now there’s a disposable model to be used just once.
NYTimes.com - Published

Senate Confirms Stephen Hahn to Head F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April, when Dr. Scott Gottlieb resigned.
NYTimes.com - Published

Is this Alzheimer's drug a breakthrough for millions? Company unveils mixed results

Biogen will seek FDA approval for an Alzheimer's drug with mixed results. Can this experimental medication slow the memory-robbing disease?
USATODAY.com - Published

Special Report: Powder Keg - FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and..
Reuters - Published

Johnson & Johnson says new tests show no asbestos in Johnson's Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that recent tests showed that Johnson's Baby Powder was free of asbestos, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigations reported trace amounts of the material..
Reuters - Published

F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

As a teen vaping and health crisis dominates public concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April.
NYTimes.com - Published

E. coli outbreak alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, CDC says

Forty people have been infected with E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, according to the FDA and CDC.
USATODAY.com - Published

Made in India Anti-Cancer Device a ‘Medical Breakthrough’ says FDA

made in india anti-cancer device a ‘medical breakthrough’ says fda
‘Cytotron’, a medical invention by Bengaluru based scientist Rajah Vijay Kumar to help in cancer treatment has got the honour of being called a ‘breakthrough device’ in cancer care by the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.
NYTimes.com - Published

Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation..
Reuters - Published

FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids

Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia
CBS News - Published

FDA: Dollar Tree sells "potentially unsafe drugs"

Regulator found "rodent feces" throughout one manufacturing facility that supplies cosmetics to discount retailer
CBS News - Published

FDA sends Dollar Tree warning letter for selling 'potentially unsafe drugs' from Chinese suppliers

The FDA in a letter to Dollar Tree said some Chinese manufacturers didn't test drug products and said "rodent feces" were found in one facility.
USATODAY.com - Published

Super-vaccines for the flu advised for people 65 and older

The Fluzone High-Dose and FLUAD are two of the high-dose flu vaccines that have been licensed for people 65 and older by the FDA.
USATODAY.com - Published

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says

An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision
CBS News - Published

USFDA designates Indian invention a ‘breakthrough device’ for cancer

The Centre for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has designated Cytotron—a device invented in India by a Bengaluru scientist—as a “Breakthrough..
IndiaTimes - Published

'It's a much more serious issue': Researchers study Zantac cancer risk as FDA probes cause

Zantac and its generics are routinely used by millions of heartburn sufferers and available with or without a prescription. How did the drug become a cancer risk? Early studies show potential signs.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump taps cancer researcher to be FDA commissioner

Stephen Hahn will play a key role in the Food and Drug Administration's fight against youth vaping
CBS News - Published

Trump nominates MD Anderson oncologist as U.S. FDA Commissioner

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the White House said..
Reuters - Published

Step by step: Helping paraplegics walk

The Food & Drug Administration and the Veterans Administration have approved robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable people who have lost the use of their legs to stand and walk again. But many..
CBS News - Published

Eating too much black licorice can be dangerous. Should you be worried this Halloween?

A compound in black licorice called glycyrrhizin can cause abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, the FDA says.
USATODAY.com - Published

FDA Advisory committee doctors discuss opioid labeling

Are opioids safe and effective for long term use? Dr. Raeford Brown and Dr. Lewis Nelson on FDA's labeling decisions.
CBS News - Published

Pain doc says FDA must be careful before changing opioid labeling

Dr. Daniel Clauw says suddenly restricting opioids could be “catastrophic” for some chronic pain patients
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: J&J's own expert, working for FDA, found asbestos in Baby Powder

Ever since Johnson & Johnson disclosed this month that a government test had turned up asbestos in its Baby Powder, the company has attacked the validity of the result.
Reuters - Published

J&J says new tests find no asbestos in same baby powder bottle that sparked recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding..
Reuters - Published

Generic Version of Xanax Is Recalled by F.D.A.

The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance.
NYTimes.com - Published

FDA investigating whether Zantac causes carcinogens to form in users

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the popular heartburn drug Zantac causes carcinogens to form in the bodies of users, in an effort to fully understand the risks posed by..
Reuters - Published

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