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Food and Drug Administration

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)

Meningitis Outbreak Expected To Spread

A medical expert tells CBS 11 that the meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people so far is nowhere near its end.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

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)

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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