The Zika virus outbreak is unlikely to spread quickly to the United States, a top health official said today.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has approved the first genetically engineered animal intended for food: AquAdvantage salmon.
The Food and Drug Administration has come out with new safety rules for produce, and the goal is to prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that occurred over the past decade.
The Food and Drug Administration is ordering a ban on sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they do not meet the agency's safety review requirements.
Federal health officials have approved the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by the pharmaceutical industry.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
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.
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.
People with peanut allergies may eventually get some relief.
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.