Food and Drug Administration

(credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(credit:  Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(credit: aeroshots.com)

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

(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miracle Diet Pill? A Safe Drug Is Elusive

The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying.

02/24/2012

(Photo credit: Kent Chapline, CBSDFW.COM)

Drug Shortfall Now Hitting Ambulances

If you call for an ambulance there’s a chance it may not be carrying the drugs you need.

02/21/2012

Jaxon Kretchmar

Parents Sue Cryogenic Center Over Child’s Cystic Fibrosis

The Kretchmar home is filled with the hum of a breathing machine and the sounds of Mario racing around a television screen watched by 22-month old Jaxon.

02/16/2012

more

previous