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Fire department evacuates people from apartment building on Battery Lane in Bethesda. (Credit: @HeatherMCurtis1)

FDA Building Evacuated For High Levels of Carbon Monoxide

A Food and Drug Administration building in Silver Spring has been evacuated after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected.

07/05/2014

A wounded veteran shows off a prototype of the DEKA Arm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool via Getty Images)

FDA Approves ‘Mind Controlled’ Robotic Arm

New prosthetic device can translate muscle movements from the severed limb into complex movements that more closely follow a human hand.

05/12/2014

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Health Insurers Just Say No To Marijuana Coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

05/08/2014

A woman takes a drag off an e-cigarette. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

FDA Eases Into Regulating E-cigarettes

The federal government’s move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.

04/24/2014

A woman takes a drag off an e-cigarette. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

FDA Wants To Ban E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors.

04/24/2014

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‘Bionic Eye’ Gives Blind Man Renewed Eyesight

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

04/23/2014

The future of e-cigarettes should come into focus with new rules from the FDA. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Key Questions About The Future Of E-Cigarettes

5 key questions about e-cigarettes as the industry awaits the FDA to propose rules for the tobacco alternative.

04/22/2014

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FDA Reviews DNA-Based Colon Cancer Screening Kits

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient’s stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.

03/24/2014

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FDA Proposes First Nutrition Label Updates Since Trans Fats Were Added

Nutrition labels found on the sides of pre-packaged foods will get an upgrade, if the Food and Drug Administration gets its way.

02/27/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Republicans Blast FDA For Secret Surveillance Of Whistleblowers

Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

02/26/2014

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