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FDA Wants More Studies On Potential Equivalent To Female Viagra

A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.

02/11/2014

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FDA Takes Another Look at Caramel Coloring in Soda

The Food and Drug Administration says there’s no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.

01/23/2014

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

FDA OKs Mental Disability Blood Test For Infants

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code.

01/17/2014

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FDA Warns Of Dangers In Over-The-Counter Use Of Laxatives

A new warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges Americans to be cautious when using over-the-counter laxatives.

01/10/2014

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FDA Says Star Scientific Illegally Marketing Products

The Virginia dietary supplement maker central to a gift scandal involving Gov. Bob McDonnell is illegally marketing two products.

12/31/2013

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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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