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US clears first ‘living drug’ for tough childhood leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.

Trader Joe’s recalls applesauce over possible glass shards in product

According to an FDA news release, the recall was initiated after Manzana Products Co., which makes the applesauce for Trader Joe's, said it had gotten reports from consumers saying they'd found glass in the products.

FDA Advises Zika Screening for All US Blood Centers

The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus.

FDA to reevaluate definition of ‘healthy’

The Food and Drug Administration will reevaluate its definition of "healthy," which could upend how a range of foods are marketed.

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.

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Too little, too late? Bar owners react to Gov. Cooper’s Phase 3

Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will move into Phase 3 of COVID-19 reopening on Friday, allowing some businesses to reopen for the first time since March.

COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs

Beginning Oct. 1, farmers markets operators and local food hubs can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Aid for Farmers Market Operators and Local Food Hubs program.

Person falls off Oak Island Pier, clings to piling until rescued

A man was rescued from the ocean Wednesday morning after they fell off the end of the Oak Island Pier, according to Oak Island Water Rescue. 

‘Negative, uncivil’: Voters react to chaotic first 2020 presidential debate

People around the nation and right here in the Cape Fear are still digesting the fiery debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.