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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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Obama Faces Choice On Morning-After Pill Limits

President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.

04/06/2013

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FDA: Some Temporary Tattoos ‘Not Necessarily Safe,’ ‘Could Hurt You’

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced earlier this week that some varieties of temporary tattoos could come with risks and lasting negative effects.

03/27/2013

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FDA Head Says Menu Labeling Calorie Count ‘Thorny’ Issue

Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

03/12/2013

The Lean Cuisine ravioli being recalled. (credit: FDA)

Lean Cuisine Ravioli Recalled After Glass Fragments Found

The Food and Drug Administration announces that Nestle has voluntarily recalled some packages of its Lean Cuisine ravioli due to glass fragments.

02/12/2013

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Study: Food Fraud Can Cost US $10 Billion Every Year

According to a new study put out by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, food labels are mislabeled, diluted, or misrepresented.

01/28/2013

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FDA: Fast Growing, Genetically Engineered Fish Would Not Harm Nature

Federal health regulators say a genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as the normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clearing the way for the first approval of a genetically engineered animal for human consumption.

12/21/2012

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FDA Reviews Causing Steep Drop in New Tobacco Products

Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so, an Associated Press review has found.

12/13/2012

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