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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.

Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug

The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep its drug Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence that it is ineffective against the disease.

FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes.

FDA concludes silicone breast implants mostly safe

Federal health officials say the latest data on silicone breast implants show they are relatively safe, despite frequent complications that lead about one in five women to have the implants removed within 10 years.

FDA issues graphic cigarette labels

In the most significant change to US cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use.

New sunscreen regulations aim to block out confusion

video Your bottle of sunscreen will soon look different. That's because the Food and Drug Administration introduced new guidelines today. The new rules will tell consumers just how well products protect against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays.

FDA expands use of Abbott Labs’ neck stent

Federal health officials have expanded approval of an artery-opening stent from Abbott Laboratories to a larger group of patients at risk for stroke caused by plaque in the neck arteries.

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