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FDA: Antibacterial Soap Makers Must Prove Safety Of Products

On Monday, officials with the Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule that would require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps to prove that their products are safe to use on a daily basis over an extended period of time.

12/16/2013

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Co-Owner of Va. Drug Firm Admits Illegal Imports

The co-owner of a now-defunct Virginia drug company has pleaded guilty to illegally importing Botox and other prescription drugs and selling them to physicians in violation of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory scheme.

12/02/2013

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FDA Warns of Heart Risks from Stress-Test Drugs

Wednesday the FDA warned that heart attacks may be triggered by two specific injectable drugs, Lexiscan and Adenoscan, which are both manufactured by Astellas Pharma US. The side effect is rare, but is serious.

11/21/2013

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FDA Seeks Faster Warning Updates for Generic Drugs

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.

11/08/2013

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FDA Wants to Drop Trans Fat From Food

The Federal Food and Drug Administration is looking to drop trans fat in processed foods citing health concerns over heart attacks and deaths.

11/07/2013

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Supreme Court Ends State Bid To Limit Drug-Induced Abortions

The Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.

11/04/2013

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FDA Advisers Unanimously Back J&J Hepatitis C Drug

An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.

10/24/2013

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FDA: Dog Illnesses Linked to Jerky Treats

There’s been a mysterious outbreak of illness connected to jerky treats. Since 2007, about 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have been sickened after chewing on jerky products. Nearly 600 dogs have died.

10/23/2013

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FDA, NIH Create 14 Centers For Tobacco Research

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health are awarding millions in funding to create 14 centers to conduct research on tobacco products.

09/19/2013

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FDA Panel Backs Drug For Early Stage Breast Cancer

A biotech drug from Roche moved one step closer Thursday to becoming the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery.

09/12/2013

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