FDA Approves First-Of-A-Kind Test For Cancer Gene ProfilingU.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws.
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.
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.
Texas Sues To Release Execution Drug Shipment Seized By FDATexas prison officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to rescind a U.S. Food and Drug Administration order that blocks the corrections agency from receiving a foreign shipment of a drug that the state wants to use for executions.
Kimberly-Clark Sued For Claiming Baby Wipes Are "Natural"North Texas-based imberly-Clark is facing a federal lawsuit for claiming Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes are “natural,” “gentle“ and “hypoallergenic.” That’s because the product contains the chemical phenoxyethanol.
U.S. Approves 3 Types Of Genetically Engineered PotatoesThree types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced.
Metal Objects In Some Cans Prompt Skoal Tobacco RecallSome varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco are being voluntarily recalled amid complaints of metal objects, some of them sharp, being spotted in cans.
No More E-Cigs & Hookah For Kids, FDA Ban Starts TodayParents and teenagers listen up… as of today, no one under the age of 18 can buy hookah tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes, either online or in person. A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban started today.
FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli FearsIn a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, the federal Food and Drug Administration says people shouldn't eat raw dough or batter of any kind.
Shares Of Whole Foods Weighed Down By FDA WarningWhole Foods is under heavy selling pressure this week after receiving a letter from the Food and Drug Administration about unsanitary conditions at one of its plants.
Frozen Food Recall Covers Hundreds Of Items From Many StoresAmid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to Texas and all the other 49 states, authorities trying to stem listeria-linked illnesses worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers.
Kellogg: Investigation Underway After Graphic Urinating VideoA criminal investigation is underway after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on a Kellogg factory assembly line, the company said.
Further Testing Can't Confirm E. Coli In Costco Salad PartsFederal officials said Tuesday further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country.
Senate Panel Questions FDA Nominee On Drug Prices, ApprovalsPresident Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration defended his record Tuesday as senators pressed him about rising drug prices, slow approval times for new drugs and his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
Cryotherapy Use Spreads, Though It's Unproven, UnregulatedFrom Japan to Europe and now in Texas and other states in the U.S., a growing number of people are seeking cryotherapy — a treatment that subjects their bodies to cold temperatures far below those found anywhere on Earth.