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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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.
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2 months ago
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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.
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2 months ago
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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.
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2 months ago
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Possible peanut allergy patch in works, slated for 2018

People with peanut allergies may eventually get some relief.
Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceutical's drug Flibanserin has been hailed as the "female Viagra." (Source: Sprout Pharmacueticals)
3 months ago
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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.
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4 months ago
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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.
US moves toward dropping lifetime ban on gay blood donations
8 months ago
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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.
FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
1 year ago
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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.
FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds
1 year ago
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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.