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FDA Approves Female Sex Pill, But With Safety Restrictions

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.

08/18/2015

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FDA Clears First 3-D Printed Prescription Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

08/03/2015

food safety

Obama Cracking Down On Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration will require food companies to phase out artificial trans fats from almost all products over the next three years.

06/16/2015

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Obama Proposes New Gov’t Agency To Make Americans’ Food Safer

President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation’s food safe.

02/02/2015

Petco has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened or killed thousands of pets. (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Petco Pulls Chinese Treats Amid Fears They Sickened Animals

Petco has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened or killed thousands of pets.

01/05/2015

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FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

12/23/2014

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Powdered Alcohol? Not So Fast, Lawmakers Say

Powdered alcohol hasn’t even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.

12/16/2014

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Dead Teen’s Parents Seek Ban On Caffeine Powder

The parents of an Ohio teen who died from an overdose of caffeine powder are urging federal regulators to ban sales of the stimulant, saying that children must be protected from a highly potent substance.

12/09/2014

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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything

Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.

11/26/2014

Taking birth control pills regularly may help prevent women from two forms of cancer even after they've stopped using it, according to new research.  (FILE PHOTO. credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Challenge To Obamacare On Contraceptives Rejected

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to Obamacare that would have enabled non-profit religious organizations to avoid government-approved contraception programs.

11/14/2014

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