Caucus Pushes To Raise The Age For Buying Tobacco To 21The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is concerned about the toll smoking has taken on the African-American community and is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco.
Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review From US AgencyU.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children.
FDA Asks Drugmaker To Stop Selling Regularly Abused Opioid PainkillerU.S. regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it.
Giant Food Recalls Frito Lays ProductsGiant Food has voluntary recalled some Frito Lays products because they may contain peanut residue.
New Nutrition Facts Label Finalized By Food and Drug AdministrationThe Food and Drug Administration has finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods sold in the U.S.
FDA To Ban E-Cigarettes Sales To Teens Under 18For the first time, the federal government issues rules and guidelines for e-cigarettes.
5 Things About Trans Fats And The FDA's Proposed Phase OutThere are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation's food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely.
New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly EverythingLike it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.
FDA OKs Army's Diagnostic Tool For Skin DiseaseArmy scientists at Fort Detrick are hailing the Food and Drug Administration's approval of a tool they helped develop for rapidly diagnosing a disfiguring skin disease caused by sand fly bites in the Middle East.
Gluten-Free Products Could Contain Harmful IngredientA growing number of people are turning to gluten free food, but many are unaware that it often contains a potentially harmful ingredient.
Van Hollen To Attend Lab Complex Dedication Rep. Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to attend the dedication of the Food and Drug Administration's biodefense lab complex.
FDA To Require Vending Machines To Post Calorie InformationSweeping 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.
FDA Calls For Tighter Rules For Prescription Drug UsePushing 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.
ER Visits Tied To Energy Drinks Double Since 2007A new government report is raising more concern over energy drinks. It shows more people are heading to the emergency room after drinking them.
Md. Ban On Arsenic In Chicken Feed Takes EffectMaryland has become the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.