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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

The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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

The FDA is warning dogs have been getting sick from some jerky treats. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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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FDA Announces Label Changes On Opioids To Prevent Addiction, Overdoses

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that they plan to implement labeling changes on prescription opioids for the sake of safety.

09/12/2013

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FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Health Risk

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes — one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.

07/23/2013

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FDA Approves Brain Scan for ADHD Children

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical scan that can help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children by measuring brain waves.

07/15/2013

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