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Debate Swirls Over Morning-After Pill Ruling

In a matter of weeks, the so called ‘morning-after pill’ will be made available to anyone with the money to buy it—including very young girls.

04/06/2013

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FDA Says Longer Use Of Nicotine Gum Is OK

The FDA says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit.

04/01/2013

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

Court: Can Drug Companies Pay To Delay Generics?

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

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Fighting Gravity With A Facelift

No matter how many shots, fillers and serums we use, the laws of gravity still win. The only real way to lift the skin on your face and neck is a facelift.

03/04/2013

A man puffs on an electronic cigarette. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

CDC: Electronic Cigarettes Gaining Awareness, Use

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the CDC says.

02/28/2013

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves New Targeted Breast Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

02/22/2013

A prescription of bottle of Ambien is shown. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

FDA To Drugmakers: Lower Doses For Sleeping Pills

The makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills will be required to lower the dosage of their drugs due to studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.

01/10/2013

A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

FDA Review Of Tobacco Products Grinds To A Halt

Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so.

12/13/2012

Lasers are precisely pinpointed on a patient with prostate cancer at a radiation oncology center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

FDA Expands Approval Of Prostate Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded approval of Johnson & Johnson’s prostate cancer pill Zytiga for men with an earlier stage of the disease.

12/10/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: FDA Wanted To Close Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations.

11/13/2012

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FDA Lists Customers Of Pharmacy Tied To Meningitis Outbreak

Dozens of North Texas clinics and healthcare centers were customers of a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a nationwide meningitis outbreak.

10/23/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

FDA Pulls List Related To Meningitis Outbreak

The FDA released — and later retracted — a list that included more medical facilities across the country that received medicines from the company linked to the meningitis outbreak.

CBSDFW.COM–10/22/2012

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