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Food And Drug Administration

vending machines

FDA To Require Vending Machines To Post Calorie Information

Sweeping changes to the nation’s health care will soon impact the snacks you buy from vending machines. The Food & Drug Administration finalizes guidelines on how calorie information will be displayed.

01/05/2014

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FDA Calls For Tighter Rules For Prescription Drug Use

Pushing for change. In the United States, one person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose. So the government wants to crack down on popular painkillers.

10/26/2013

5-hour energy drink

ER Visits Tied To Energy Drinks Double Since 2007

A new government report is raising more concern over energy drinks. It shows more people are heading to the emergency room after drinking them.

01/16/2013

Chickens and other farm animals

Md. Ban On Arsenic In Chicken Feed Takes Effect

Maryland has become the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.

01/01/2013

meningitis

FDA Chief Will Testify At First Meningitis Hearing

House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.

11/06/2012

steroid injection for back pain

FDA Warned Mass. Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Of ‘Possible Contamination’ In 2006

More cases of meningitis and more deaths. WJZ has new details about the outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections: The maker of the drug was warned about the potential for disaster.

10/20/2012

SHELLFISH

FDA Warns Of Bacteria In Shellfish From N.Y. Harbor

The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York’s Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.

07/20/2012

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FDA’s New Sunscreen Regulations Hope To Provide More Clarity

With the hope of protecting consumers from skin damage, the FDA is making major changes to the way sunscreens are labeled.

06/26/2012

Red Ribbon, Aids, HIV

FDA Panel Backs First Pill To Block HIV Infection

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/11/2012

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FDA Probes Salmonella That Has Sickened 90 People

Federal health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Food and Drug Administration memo.

04/04/2012

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Former FDA Chemist Gets 5 Years In Insider Trading

A former chemist for the Food and Drug Administration has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme that spanned nearly five years.

03/06/2012

drug shortage

FDA Eases Shortage Of Leukemia-Fighting Drug

A critical shortage of a drug needed to treat childhood leukemia may be over– for now.

02/21/2012

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