Food and Drug Administration

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FDA Considers Changing Ban To Allow Some Gay Men To Give Blood

The FDA announced Tuesday that they’re considering making a change to a blood ban that’s been in place for 30 years. The FDA is proposing easing up on the regulation that prohibits gay and bisexual men from ever donating blood during their lives.

CBSDFW.COM–05/12/2015

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FDA Unaware Of Listeria In Blue Bell Plant Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.

05/08/2015

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Listeria Found In Blue Bell Ice Cream Plant In 2013

Listeria bacteria was found in Blue Bell ice cream’s Oklahoma plant as far back as March 2013. That’s according to test results released Thursday by the government.

05/07/2015

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Experimental Drug Access Closer For Terminally Ill Texas Patients

Texas lawmakers are closer to putting experimental drugs within the reach of terminally ill patients.

04/21/2015

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FDA Approves New Type Of Heart Failure Drug

Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug.

04/15/2015

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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples As Safe

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 silent.

03/20/2015

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The Buzz On Essential Oils

Several companies are marketing little bottles of essential oils as natural cure for ailments, from stress relief to weight loss.

03/11/2015

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Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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Congressional Report Presses For E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

04/14/2014

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Subway: ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

Subway says an ingredient that has been dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

04/11/2014

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FDA Chief Defends New Painkiller As Criticism Intensifies

Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.

03/13/2014

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New Rules Would Ensure Safety Of Infant Formula

The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed.

02/06/2014

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