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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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