Food and Drug Administration
The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. Overruling scientists decided young girls shouldn’t be able to buy the pill on their own.
Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under new scrutiny from safety regulators.
The government delivered a blow to some desperate patients Friday as it ruled the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used to treat advanced breast cancer.
The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe shows that large-scale occurrences of serious illnesses linked to tainted food have grown more common over the years, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork.
Another case of listeria in Dallas County has been linked to a national outbreak that was traced back to cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado.
The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the corn industry over its ongoing use of the term “corn sugar” to describe high fructose corn syrup, asking them to stop using the proposed new name.
Millions of Americans have what was once called “silver” fillings. They’re known to contain mercury. While countries like Denmark, Norway and Sweden have banned the fillings, dentists in the United States continue to use them. But one North Texas woman is hoping to change federal policy by telling her story to the Federal Food and Drug Administration.
Nine new warning labels featuring graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.
Don’t pick up that piece of fruit just yet, a Washington, D.C. based environmental group wants you to know what to look out for in the produce section.
The Food and Drug Administration says some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.
A food fight in Washington over school lunches has trickled down to Dallas/Fort Worth Area ISDs, where parents are frustrated that lawmakers may pick cost over nutrition.
Federal health officials said Monday a highly-anticipated drug to treat hepatitis C made by Merck appears to cure more patients in less time than established drugs that have been used for 20 years.