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5 dead from rare meningitis, FDA warns against drug maker

video An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis has spread to North Carolina. The fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain.

FDA says muscle, joint pain creams can cause burns

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about rare chemical burns reported by people using popular pain relief products like Bengay, Icy Hot and Flexall.

FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

FDA approves first new weight loss pill in decade

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the US market in more than a decade.

With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers

video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays.

FDA advisers recommend approving weight loss drug

Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the US in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.

FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the number of tobacco users.

Merck: FDA won’t OK its combo cholesterol drug now

Federal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.

Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive

The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for US drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying.

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