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FDA to investigate safety of inhalable caffeine

The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device, rather than drinking it.

FDA warns of pill mix-up with Endo painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.

Consumer group questions review of breast implants

Consumer safety advocates are questioning the Food and Drug Administration about incomplete and seemingly erroneous data used to support the safety of silicone breast implants in an agency review last year.

HHS says no to over-the-counter morning-after pill

The nation's health secretary says young teenagers cannot buy the Plan B morning-after pill without a prescription - a surprise move overruling her own experts, who were preparing to let it be sold on drugstore shelves like condoms.

FDA revisits safety of newer birth control drugs

Federal regulators will take a closer look this week at the safety of newer birth control pills that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers.

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.

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