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The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step, lifting all age limits on the emergency contraceptive.(Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Unrestricted Sales Of OTC Morning-After Pill

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step, lifting all age limits on the emergency contraceptive.

06/21/2013

File photo of morning-after pills. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Obama Administration Can Go Forward With Morning-After Pill Plan

President Barack Obama’s administration can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions in the long-running dispute over access to the emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

06/13/2013

File photo of prescription sleep aid medication used for insomnia. (credit: MERJA OJALA/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Has Safety Concerns On Merck Insomnia Drug

Federal health regulators say an experimental insomnia drug from Merck can help patients fall asleep, but it also carries worrisome side effects, including daytime drowsiness and suicidal thinking.

05/20/2013

This photo illustration shows a package of Plan B contraceptive on April 5, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Monday Last Day For US Government’s Morning-After Pill Appeal

The government is running out of time to try to halt implementation of a federal judge’s ruling that would lift age restrictions for women and girls wanting to buy the morning-after pill.

05/13/2013

President Barack Obama says he's comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama ‘Comfortable’ With FDA Approach On Plan B

President Barack Obama says he’s comfortable with his administration’s decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.

05/03/2013

File photo of bacteria (Photo Courtesy of Manfred Rohde, Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Infektionsforschung (HZI)/Getty Images)

Decades-Old Question: Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Safe?

It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby’s basinet.

05/02/2013

The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. (Credit: SSPL/Getty Images)

FDA: Morning-After Pill OK At Age 15, Allowed In Front Of Pharmacy Counters

The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

05/01/2013

File photo of caffeine tablets. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

FDA To Investigate The Safety Of Caffeine In Foods

With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it’s time to investigate their safety.

04/30/2013

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on Oct. 5, 2012 in Framingham, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: States Do Not Track, Inspect Specialty Pharmacies

Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.

04/15/2013

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier. (Photo by John Stillwell - Pool /Getty Images)

Robot Use In US Surgeries Increases Exponentially, FDA Reviews Spike In Reported Malfunctions

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier.

04/09/2013

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