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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.

Feds take action against bogus cures for HIV

Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that claim to cure sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts.

Watchdog group makes 2nd push to ban diet pill

For the second time in five years, public health advocates are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban a fat-blocking drug sold over-the counter and via prescription, pointing to new reports of kidney stones and pancreatic damage.

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