Food and Drug Administration

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

Debate Rages On Prescription Status For "Plan B" Pill (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Strikes Age Restrictions For “Morning After” Pill

A federal judge has ruled the Food and Drug Administration must offer the so-called “morning after” pill over the counter to women of all ages regardless of age limits.

04/05/2013

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

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)

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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