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FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

video The Food and Drug Administration has declared the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in breast cancer patients because there's no proof it extends their lives - and it is causing dangerous side effects.

FDA plans $600M anti-smoking campaigns

The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend $600 million over five years to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use.

FDA cites dirty equipment in cantaloupe outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm.

Company recalls canteloupes sold in several states, including NC

North Carolina is one of 17 states where a Colorado company has recalled cantaloupes because of the potential of Listeria contamination.

US marshals raid NC food business after FDA check

US marshals have seized food from a Durham warehouse that supplies Chinese, Mexican and Indian food to restaurants after inspectors found problems with pests.

FDA OKs Botox for certain bladder control issues

The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved Allergan's Botox injection for a new use in patients who have bladder problems caused by spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.

FDA takes new look at what “gluten free” means

The Food and Drug Administration is taking a new look at how to label foods "gluten free."

FDA plans to regulate some mobile phone apps

The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward regulating the rapidly expanding field of medical applications, or apps, for smart phones and other handheld devices.

FDA favors innovative heart valve for the frail

Federal health scientists say the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery.

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