All posts tagged "FDA"

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    FDA bolsters warnings on most widely-used painkillers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will bolster warning labels on the most widely used prescription painkillers, part a multi-pronged government campaign to tame an epidemic of abuse and death tied to drugs like Vicodin and Percocet....

    • Posted March 22, 2016
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  • (AP)
    ‘Female Viagra’ approved By FDA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • FILE - In this April 26, 2011 file photo, doughnuts are displayed in Chicago. There 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. The Food and Drug Administration says Americans still eat about a gram of trans fat every day, and phasing it out could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
    Obama administration orders food companies to phase out trans fats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the use of heart-clogging trans fats over the next three years, calling them a threat to public health. The move will remove artificial trans...

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • This undated handout photo provided by Okanagan Specialty Fruits shows an Arctic® Granny, left, Arctic® Golden, right, and Arctic® Granny slices. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe, saying they are as nutritious as their conventional counterparts. The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Co. and two varieties of apples from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (AP Photo/Okanagan Specialty Fruits)
    FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’t want any part of it and others are staying...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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    FDA issues warning on men’s prescription testosterone drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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