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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)

North Texans Injected With Steroid Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

More than 100 North Texans have been notified they did receive an injection from the medication involved in nationwide meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

In this handout from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new FDA warning label for a cigarette packs is seen. (credit: by FDA via Getty Images)

Court Upholds Block On Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The federal government can’t require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

08/24/2012

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FDA Approves Treatment For Stretch Marks

If you are one of the many people who have tried all kinds of creams to get rid of stretch marks with no luck, there’s finally some help.

08/07/2012

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Company Seeks FDA Approval For Personal DNA Test

A genetic test maker is asking the FDA to approve its personalized DNA test in a move that, if successful, could boost acceptance of technology that is viewed skeptically by leading scientists who question its usefulness.

07/30/2012

A bottle of antiretroviral drug Truvada is displayed. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves First Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

A 9-year-old boy ponders his choices of candy at a store. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FDA Nixes ‘Corn Sugar’ Label For Sweetening Syrup

High fructose corn syrup won’t get a wholesome new name after all. The FDA has rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent “corn sugar.”

05/30/2012

A bottle of antiretroviral drug Truvada is displayed. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs First Pill To Block HIV Infection

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/11/2012

A tobacco worker sorts through dried tobacco leaves making them ready for shredding. (credit: Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Panel: Dissolvable Tobacco Could Reduce Risks

A FDA scientific advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the overall number of tobacco users.

03/22/2012

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FDA May Probe Texas Company That Stored Perry’s Stem Cells

The FDA has received a complaint against a company that stored adult stem cells from Governor Rick Perry for use in an experimental procedure to treat his back pain.

03/15/2012

A display helps to explain a new food icon. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Synthetic Food Dyes Raising Health Concerns Among Doctors, Parents

When it comes to food, there is more than what meets the eye with synthetic dyes added to everything from cereal to fresh fruit and some believe it could affect our health.

03/13/2012

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FDA Issues Warning To Inhalable Caffeine Maker

FDA officials have issued a warning letter to the makers of an inhalable caffeine product, saying they have questions about its safety and concerns about how children and adolescents may use it.

03/06/2012

A Merck & Co. sign sits in front of a facility. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Merck: FDA Won’t OK Its Combo Cholesterol Drug

Federal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.

03/05/2012

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