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FDA approves genetically-modified salmon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has approved the first genetically engineered animal intended for food: AquAdvantage salmon.

Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

The Food and Drug Administration has come out with new safety rules for produce, and the goal is to prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that occurred over the past decade.

FDA halts sales of 4 R.J. Reynolds cigarette brands

The Food and Drug Administration is ordering a ban on sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they do not meet the agency's safety review requirements.

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions

Federal health officials have approved the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by the pharmaceutical industry.

FDA Approves OxyContin for Children 11 and Older

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.

FDA updates heart warnings on popular pain relievers

Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers like Advil and Aleve, adding new information about the risks of heart attack and stroke.

FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets

Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products.

Possible peanut allergy patch in works, slated for 2018

People with peanut allergies may eventually get some relief.

FDA panel backs female libido pill with safety conditions

Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that it must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure and fainting.

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