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Anti-Addiction Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic  (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Change In Law Linked To Increase In Unsafe Drugs

A 1992 law designed to get prescription medications to market quicker may have led to a decrease in drug safety.

08/05/2014

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

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