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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.

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.

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