FDA updates heart warnings on popular pain relievers
Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers like Advil and Aleve, adding new information about the risks of heart attack and stroke. Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:42pm
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FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets
Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products. Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:19am
Possible peanut allergy patch in works, slated for 2018
People with peanut allergies may eventually get some relief. Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:58am
Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceutical's drug Flibanserin has been hailed as the "female Viagra." (Source: Sprout Pharmacueticals)
FDA panel backs female libido pill with safety conditions
Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that it must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure and fainting. Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:45pm
Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013
Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream's Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That's according to test results released Thursday by the government. Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:38pm
US moves toward dropping lifetime ban on gay blood donations
Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:33pm
FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought. Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:40pm
FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds
The FDA is taking new steps to tackle health risks for young people when it comes to tanning. The federal agency is requiring a warnings on tanning beds, much like cigarettes, for user under the age of 18. Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:41pm
FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen
The FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing pain medicine with high amounts of a popular medicine. When Vicodin or Percocet are not enough to ease pain after surgery, some people turn to Tylenol. But experts say if you're not careful, you may poison yourself. Wed, 01/15/2014 - 8:47pm
Asheville compounding pharmacy recalls products
A compounding pharmacy in Asheville is recalling sterile products because of the possibility of contamination. The US Food and Drug Administration said the products being recalled include those in the form of an injectable drug or an eye drop. Tue, 11/19/2013 - 1:34pm