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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

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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

Milk AP

4 Sick People In Md. Tied To Southern Pa. Farm’s Raw Milk

The number of people in Pennsylvania and Maryland stricken with illness after consuming raw milk from the same farm has risen to 23, health officials in the two states said Wednesday.

02/02/2012

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Study: Heartburn Drugs Don’t Aid Children’s Asthma

An acid reflux drug often used for hard-to-treat asthma doesn’t help children with the breathing disease and may cause side effects, a study in 300 children found.

01/24/2012

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Rugelach Pastry Recalled From Maryland Stores

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a New York company is recalling its rugelach pastry because some ingredients labels may have omitted eggs.

01/08/2012

birth control pills

FDA Panel Backs Overall Benefit Of Yaz Pills

A majority of medical experts has voted that Yaz and other popular birth control pills remain a beneficial option for women, despite an increasing number of studies suggesting the drugs are more likely to cause dangerous blood clots than older birth control pills.

12/08/2011

cantaloupe (farm)

FDA Cites Dirty Equipment In Cantaloupe Outbreak

Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm’s cantaloupe packing facility were probably to blame for the Listeria outbreak.

10/19/2011

cantaloupe

Cantaloupe Outbreak Could Be Deadliest In A Decade

Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.

09/27/2011

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New Food Safety Lab To Train Foreign Technicians

The University of Maryland has opened a new training center to help ensure imported food is safe.

09/16/2011

breast implant

FDA Study About Silicone Breast Implants Raises Concerns

Research from the Food and Drug Administration shows one in five women with silicone breast implants will need to have them removed within 10 years after surgery.

07/14/2011

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