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  • FDA wants more info on female libido pill

    February 11, 2014 8:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug. Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration wants to see more data on how the company's drug, flibanserin, interacts with other... more »
  • FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

    February 4, 2014 6:55 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed... more »
  • Coconut Fruiti Pops Recall

    July 4, 2012 8:35 AM

    A recall is being held by Fruiti Pops, Inc. There is concern that eagg yolk may be in 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious and life threatening allergic reaction if... more »
  • FDA phases out inhaler due to environmental impact

    September 22, 2011 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are alerting asthma patients that a type of inhaler sold over the counter will be phased out at year's end because it uses carbon gas that depletes the Earth's atmosphere. The Food and Drug Administration says patients who use the epinephrine inhalers will need... more »
  • FDA: 2-fold death increase seen with heart drug

    July 22, 2011 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators are warning doctors that a heart drug from Sanofi was associated with fatal heart problems in a recently halted company study. The Food and Drug Administration reported Thursday that Sanofi halted a trial of its drug Multaq after patients taking the drug showed a... more »
  • FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

    June 27, 2011 10:36 AM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. The federal agency on Monday gave an update on its review of an advisory panel report on the minty smokes, one of the few growth sectors... more »
  • FDA concludes silicone breast implants mostly safe

    June 22, 2011 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the latest data on silicone breast implants show they are relatively safe, despite frequent complications that lead about one in five women to have the implants removed within ten years. A Food and Drug Administration report issued Wednesday is the agency's first safety... more »
  • FDA plan aims to increase import safety

    June 20, 2011 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. food and drug regulators would share more information with their foreign counterparts as part of a multi-faceted strategy to police the safety of millions of imported goods. A Food and Drug Administration report issued Monday lays out plans to deal with the rising tide of imports... more »
  • FDA posts sunscreen rules after decades-long delay

    June 14, 2011 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer. Under new rules published Tuesday, they also will have to follow stricter guidelines when describing how well their products block ultraviolet B rays. The Food... more »
  • FDA says Merck drug successfully fights hepatitis

    April 25, 2011 10:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials said Monday a highly-anticipated drug to treat hepatitis C made by Merck appears to cure more patients in less time than established drugs that have been used for 20 years. But the agency has questions about how the drug should be combined with older... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson and FDA Shouldered Blame For "Phantom Recall"

    September 30, 2010 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame Thursday for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves. J&J Chief Executive William Weldon told House lawmakers the company "made a mistake"... more »
  • FDA Administration Egg Investigation

    August 30, 2010 4:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration investigators have found rodents, seeping manure and even maggots at the Iowa egg farms believed to be responsible for as many as 1,500 cases of salmonella poisoning. FDA officials released their initial observations of the ongoing investigations at Wright County Egg and Hillandale... more »

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