U.S. Regulators Approve First Digital Pill To Track PatientsThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.
Safety Advocates Call For Ban Of High-Dose OpioidsSafety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths.
Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval For Many U.S. DrugsAlmost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications.
FDA Finalizes Refusal To Give Texas Execution Drug Shipment Federal officials on Thursday finalized their refusal to allow Texas prison officials to receive a foreign shipment of a drug the state has used to execute death row inmates.
Conagra Recalls Hunt's Chili Kits; May Contain Salmonella The maker of Hunt's Chili Kits says it is recalling some because they might be contaminated with salmonella.
Kimberly-Clark Sued For Claiming Baby Wipes Are "Natural"North Texas-based imberly-Clark is facing a federal lawsuit for claiming Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes are “natural,” “gentle“ and “hypoallergenic.” That’s because the product contains the chemical phenoxyethanol.
Experts Warn Wearable Baby Monitors Stress Parents“Smart clothes” that track an infant’s vital signs and send real time updates to a parent’s smartphone, are increasingly popular.
FDA Urged To Settle Fight Over What Can Be Called MilkThe saying goes: “Don’t cry over split milk.” But right now, there are tears of frustration on both sides of the debate over who gets to put “milk” on their label.
Regulators: Doctor Concocts Vaccines With Cat Saliva, VodkaRegulators have suspended the license of a doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.
Texas Tech Food Industry Center To Monitor Retail MeatThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected a Texas Tech University center to monitor retail meat.
MDs Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainThe American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.
FDA Calls For Zika Testing Of All Blood DonationsThe Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika.