food and drug administration

Anti-Addiction Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic  (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

A woman takes a drag off an e-cigarette. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

American Heart Association: Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors

The American Heart Association (AHA) is recommending that electronic cigarettes be subjected to tougher regulations.

08/25/2014

Archive photo of a person getting a tattoo.  (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

FDA Warns That Tattoo Inks Can Cause Infections

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first.

08/07/2014

Anti-Addiction Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic  (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Change In Law Linked To Increase In Unsafe Drugs

A 1992 law designed to get prescription medications to market quicker may have led to a decrease in drug safety.

08/05/2014

A wounded veteran shows off a prototype of the DEKA Arm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool via Getty Images)

FDA Approves ‘Mind Controlled’ Robotic Arm

New prosthetic device can translate muscle movements from the severed limb into complex movements that more closely follow a human hand.

05/12/2014

The refrigerated section of a grocery store. (credit: JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Genetically Modified Foods Confuse Consumers

Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.

05/09/2014

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Health Insurers Just Say No To Marijuana Coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

05/08/2014

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‘Bionic Eye’ Gives Blind Man Renewed Eyesight

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

04/23/2014

Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Birth Control Rule

The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers’ religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.

03/25/2014

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FDA Reviews DNA-Based Colon Cancer Screening Kits

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient’s stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.

03/24/2014

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