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The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

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Does baby powder cause cancer? A jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 million

Is baby powder really safe? The Food and Drug Administration is trying to answer that question about talc, which is similar in structure to asbestos.
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Blind spot in FDA crackdown on flavored vapes

The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But some teenagers may be one step ahead of the rules using disposables..
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New MRI contrast agent could aid early stage cancer detection [Video]New MRI contrast agent could aid early stage cancer detection

Researchers claim that a new MRI contrast agent could be a "game changer" for the early detection of metastasizing cancers, especially liver cancer.

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FDA Expands Use Of Coronavirus Test [Video]FDA Expands Use Of Coronavirus Test

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday inserted itself into the spreading coronavirus pandemic. The FDA extended the use of a coronavirus detection tool to Centers for Disease Control and..

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FDA To Purell: Stop Claiming Hand Sanitizer Can Protect Users From Ebola, MRSA [Video]FDA To Purell: Stop Claiming Hand Sanitizer Can Protect Users From Ebola, MRSA

The Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter of warning to Gojo Industries, Purell's parent company. The letter tells the company to stop claiming that its hand sanitizer can prevent diseases..

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Surgeon General Says E-cigarettes Get People To Smoke, Not Quit [Video]Surgeon General Says E-cigarettes Get People To Smoke, Not Quit

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said e-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit the habit. According to UPI, Adams said e-cigarettes may get non-smokers to start using. The Food and Drug Administration..

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U.S. Health Officials Seek Emergency Approval For Coronavirus Testing [Video]U.S. Health Officials Seek Emergency Approval For Coronavirus Testing

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday made an announcement. It is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. This would be to allow..

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CDC and FDA Declare Lettuce Safe to Eat and E.Coli Outbreak Over [Video]CDC and FDA Declare Lettuce Safe to Eat and E.Coli Outbreak Over

Recently, a warning from the FDA had advised consumers to get rid of lettuce from Salinas, California.

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Lettuce Linked E. Coli Outbreak Is Officially Over [Video]Lettuce Linked E. Coli Outbreak Is Officially Over

Federal officials have announced that the multi-state E.coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce is over. The FDA and CDC in November warned people against consuming romaine grown in Salinas, California...

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Bedtime innovations from CES 2020 [Video]Bedtime innovations from CES 2020

The latest in sleep tech features everything from cooling your brain to training it.

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FDA Will Likely Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors [Video]FDA Will Likely Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors

Dessert, fruit and mint-flavored e-cigarette cartridges are expected to be included in the forthcoming ban, approved by the Trump administration.

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It's OKAY To Use Tampons Overnight [Video]It's OKAY To Use Tampons Overnight

The FDA recommends changing tampons every four to eight hours but some people worry about wearing them overnight. According to Business Insider, the main concern is Toxic Shock Syndrome. TSS is a rare..

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Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

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The US Officially Raises Tobacco Buying Age To 21 [Video]The US Officially Raises Tobacco Buying Age To 21

A new law in the United States has gone into effect, according to Business Insider. The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Donald Trump signed the new minimum age..

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Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes Raised To 21 [Video]Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes Raised To 21

CNN reports a new law in the United States prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. According to a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration. Last week, President..

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FDA Offers New Hope For Migraine Sufferers [Video]FDA Offers New Hope For Migraine Sufferers

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday has approved a new treatment for migraine headaches. CNN reports the drug is called ubrogepant. The medication could be a new option for people who can't..

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Disposables not part of FDA crackdown on vaping flavors

The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But some teenagers may be one step ahead of the rules using disposables..
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“My administration is also taking on the big pharmaceutical companies. We have approved a record number of affordable generic drugs, and medicines are being approved by the F.D.A. at a faster clip than ever before. I was pleased to announce last year th


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U.S. expands use of coronavirus diagnostic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted emergency use approval for state public health laboratories to start testing for the new flu-like coronavirus from China using kits developed by..
Reuters - Published

U.S. government experts, industry spar over asbestos testing in talc

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday, after traces of the known carcinogen were..
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FDA holds rare public meeting on asbestos testing in talc

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday, after traces of the known carcinogen were..
Reuters - Published

FDA approves first drug to treat peanut allergies

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies. Allergy experts say the drug promises to lower the chances that an accidental bite of peanuts..
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‘It’s Rampant’: Disposable Flavor Pods Are the New Thing in Vaping

Thanks to a loophole in the F.D.A.’s new flavor ban, teenagers are switching from Juul to disposable e-cigarettes still available in flavors like Cherry Crush and Unicorn.
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F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu

The Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to discontinue marketing campaigns that the agency complained also included claims for avoiding illness from other viruses.
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U.S. health officials seek emergency approval to use diagnostic test for new coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed..
Reuters - Published

Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas again? CDC says E. coli scare 'appears to be over'

The romaine lettuce recall of November 2019 appears to be over, the CDC and FDA say. A total of 167 people from 27 states were infected with E. coli.
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FDA bans mint and fruit flavored vaping products but exempts menthol and tobacco

The vaping flavoring ban aims to target products most widely used by teens while allowing adults access to products that might help them quit smoking.
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Partial Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors Is Issued

The F.D.A. says the restrictions will apply to closed cartridge systems, like the flavored pods that are popular with teenagers, but exempted the open tank systems sold in vape shops that permit custom..
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F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors but Menthol

The tobacco and vaping industries and conservative allies intensively lobbied against a ban on popular flavored e-cigarettes.
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F.D.A. Failed to Ensure Safe Prescribing of Opioids, Documents Show

The agency, whose oversight of opioid safety has largely eluded scrutiny, did not improve flawed programs designed to reduce addiction and overdoses.
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FDA officially raises federal minimum age to purchase all tobacco products from 18 to 21

How old do you have to be to buy tobacco? The new minimum age is 21 and applies to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges.
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A single drop of blood: No research or FDA approval behind doctor's testing methods

Practitioners who are performing the bioresonance test call it revolutionary. Researchers say the test's claims are too good to be true.
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For the first time, FDA approves vaccine to prevent deadly Ebola virus

For the first time, the FDA has approved an Ebola vaccine. Since 2018, the deadly virus has killed more than 2,200 in Congo.
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FDA grants accelerated approval for Astellas, Seattle Genetics' bladder cancer drug

U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it approved Astellas Pharma Inc and Seattle Genetics' experimental drug to treat advanced bladder cancer, about three months ahead of schedule.
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Special Report: FDA targets e-cigs that hook teens but don't help smokers quit

E-cigarette makers face an existential threat. By May, they must submit applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proving that their products provide a net benefit to public health. If a..
Reuters - Published

FDA under fire for years of delays on e-cigarette regulation

As the FDA pressures e-cigarette firms to stamp out youth vaping, the agency faces criticism itself for failing to rein in the fast-growing industry after years of bureaucratic delays dating back to..
Reuters - Published

To Prevent Deadly Infections, F.D.A. Approves the First Disposable ‘Scope’

Reusable duodenoscopes infected patients in a series of notorious outbreaks. Now there’s a disposable model to be used just once.
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Senate Confirms Stephen Hahn to Head F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April, when Dr. Scott Gottlieb resigned.
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Is this Alzheimer's drug a breakthrough for millions? Company unveils mixed results

Biogen will seek FDA approval for an Alzheimer's drug with mixed results. Can this experimental medication slow the memory-robbing disease?
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F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

As a teen vaping and health crisis dominates public concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April.
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E. coli outbreak alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, CDC says

Forty people have been infected with E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, according to the FDA and CDC.
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Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.
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Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation..
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FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids

Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia
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FDA: Dollar Tree sells "potentially unsafe drugs"

Regulator found "rodent feces" throughout one manufacturing facility that supplies cosmetics to discount retailer
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FDA sends Dollar Tree warning letter for selling 'potentially unsafe drugs' from Chinese suppliers

The FDA in a letter to Dollar Tree said some Chinese manufacturers didn't test drug products and said "rodent feces" were found in one facility.
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Super-vaccines for the flu advised for people 65 and older

The Fluzone High-Dose and FLUAD are two of the high-dose flu vaccines that have been licensed for people 65 and older by the FDA.
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LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says

An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision
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'It's a much more serious issue': Researchers study Zantac cancer risk as FDA probes cause

Zantac and its generics are routinely used by millions of heartburn sufferers and available with or without a prescription. How did the drug become a cancer risk? Early studies show potential signs.
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Trump taps cancer researcher to be FDA commissioner

Stephen Hahn will play a key role in the Food and Drug Administration's fight against youth vaping
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Trump nominates MD Anderson oncologist as U.S. FDA Commissioner

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the White House said..
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Step by step: Helping paraplegics walk

The Food & Drug Administration and the Veterans Administration have approved robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable people who have lost the use of their legs to stand and walk again. But many..
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Eating too much black licorice can be dangerous. Should you be worried this Halloween?

A compound in black licorice called glycyrrhizin can cause abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, the FDA says.
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FDA Advisory committee doctors discuss opioid labeling

Are opioids safe and effective for long term use? Dr. Raeford Brown and Dr. Lewis Nelson on FDA's labeling decisions.
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Pain doc says FDA must be careful before changing opioid labeling

Dr. Daniel Clauw says suddenly restricting opioids could be “catastrophic” for some chronic pain patients
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J&J says new tests find no asbestos in same baby powder bottle that sparked recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding..
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Johnson & Johnson says new tests find no asbestos in FDA-tested baby powder

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests from the same bottle of its baby powder previously tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found no asbestos.
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Generic Version of Xanax Is Recalled by F.D.A.

The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance.
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FDA proposes "black-box warning" for breast implants

The move comes as the agency is taking heat from women who say they weren't warned of potential complications linked to breast implants before surgery
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U.S. FDA says carcinogen not found in alternatives of Zantac and its generics

U.S. retailers Walmart Inc, CVS Health Corp Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp have all removed Zantac off their shelves after some drugs containing its key ingredient ranitidine were found..
Reuters - Published

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