FDA To Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored VapesA top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.
Tests Find Weed Killer In Oat Breakfast Cereals, Snack BarsTests by an environmental advocacy group found trace amounts of glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Monsanto's weed killer Roundup -- in some oat-based cereal and snack bars.
EpiPen Shortage Keeping Some Kids Out Of SchoolThe U.S. is experiencing an EpiPen shortage and parents are scrambling because some schools won't let kids with allergies in the classroom if they don't have one.
FDA Clears Generic Rival To High-Priced EpiPenThe Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to start selling generic versions EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., years after the Israeli drugmaker requested it.
After Cannabis Drug Approved For Epilepsy Patients, North Texas Families Still Waiting“It might not work,” said Manolo Banda, whose daughter has seizures. “But I think as a parent you want to exhaust all options.”
U.S. Approves 1st Marijuana-Based Drug For SeizuresU.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
U.S. Could Back 1st Pot-Derived Medicine, And Some Are WorriedA pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant.
E-Cigarette Sellers Turn To Scholarships To Promote BrandsA growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites.
Birth Control Pills Recalled After Glitch That Could Cause PregnancyAllergan is voluntarily recalling packs of its birth control pills in the U.S. because of a packaging error with placebos.
FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off ShelvesFederal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient.
FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug To Ease Withdrawal SymptomsFederal regulators have approved the first non-opioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting addictive opioids.
Doctors Hunt For Hidden Cancers With Glowing DyesDyes are being tested to make cancer cells light up so doctors can cut them out and give patients a better shot at survival.
U.S. Regulators Approve First Digital Pill To Track PatientsThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.
Safety Advocates Call For Ban Of High-Dose OpioidsSafety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths.
Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval For Many U.S. DrugsAlmost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications.