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3 months ago
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FDA launches contest for opioid antidote app

The opioid crisis has led health officials to search for new and innovative ways to save lives, with many state officials focusing on giving more people, including first responders and community members, access to a life-saving opioid antidote called naloxone.
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9 months ago
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Looking for calorie labels on menus? Not until 2017

Wondering how many calories are in that hamburger? Chain restaurants still don't have to tell you, despite a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus.
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9 months ago
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FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers

Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse.
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9 months ago
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Recall of Gerber products

Gerber products is voluntarily recalling certain Organic pouch products after a packaging defect.
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11 months ago
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Major Zika outbreak in the US unlikely, health official says

The Zika virus outbreak is unlikely to spread quickly to the United States, a top health official said today.
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1 year ago
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FDA approves genetically-modified salmon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has approved the first genetically engineered animal intended for food: AquAdvantage salmon.
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1 year ago
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Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

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.
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1 year ago
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FDA halts sales of 4 R.J. Reynolds cigarette brands

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.
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1 year ago
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FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions

Federal health officials have approved the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by the pharmaceutical industry.
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1 year ago
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FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older

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.