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FDA issues strong warning over risks of common sleeping pills

Federal health officials have warned for years about the possible side effects, and now they've issued their strongest warning so far.
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FDA approves breakthrough medical device to treat ADHD in children

The FDA has just approved the first, non-drug medical device to treat ADHD in children.

Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to ban tobacco sales to minors several weeks after a federal official called the drugstore chain a top violator of laws restricting access to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other products.

CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.

US experts weigh breast implant safety amid new concerns

U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in an ongoing debate about their potential health effects.
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US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online.

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.

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