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FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency's response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping.

Listeria prompts recall for bagged green beans and butternut squash

Southern Specialties Inc. is voluntarily recalling select bags of Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Tyson recalls some chicken nuggets, contamination possible

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds (16,329 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with rubber.

FDA warns about teething jewelry after 18-month-old dies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting parents to the risks of jewelry used to relieve teething pain after a toddler died.

FDA: Dog food recalled over potentially toxic levels of vitamin D

At least eight brands of dry dog foods are being recalled after the FDA said the food could contain toxic levels of vitamin D.

Pizza bagels, gum and bottled water could soon be labeled ‘healthy’

Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy.

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

U.S. regulators have expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

FDA seizes thousands of documents from e-cigarette maker Juul

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently staged a surprise inspection and seized "over a thousand documents" at the headquarters of Juul, the nation's leading e-cigarette manufacturer, CBS San Francisco reports.

Dangerous genital infection linked to common diabetes meds, FDA warns

Rare but serious genital infections, as well as one death, have been reported in some patients taking a certain class of type 2 diabetes medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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