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FDA Issues Warning About Potentially Dangerous Vitamin Supplement

FDA Issues Warning About Potentially Dangerous Vitamin Supplement

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a vitamin supplement which reportedly contains two possible dangerous anabolic steroids.
The FDA wants consumers to avoid a Vitamin B dietary supplement f…

Blood Drive Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors

Blood Drive Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors

Gillian Mohney/ABC News(NEW YORK) — After Marshall Duer-Balkind, 30, exited a blood donation center on Friday morning, he held up a long green form as evidence that he had been rejected as a blood donor.On the form Duer-Balkind pointed out that sectio…

FDA Rule Could Make Generic Drugmakers More Liable to Lawsuits

FDA Rule Could Make Generic Drugmakers More Liable to Lawsuits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new rule could open the door for lawsuits against generic drugmakers, which are currently protected by a legal obligation to copy the formulas and labels of their name-brand counterparts.The rule, proposed Wednesda…

FDA Approves New Drug for Hot Flashes

FDA Approves New Drug for Hot Flashes

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration approved a new and somewhat controversial drug to treat moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause on Friday.
There are several drugs that treat hot flashes, which…

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A in five states that may be linked to a frozen food blend.According to a press relea…

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Five States

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A in five states that may be linked to a frozen food blend.According to a press relea…

Seven People Suffer Complications After Using Common Pain-Reliever

Seven People Suffer Complications After Using Common Pain-Reliever

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEWBERN, Tenn.) — Seven people in Midwest and south are suffering complications after being injected with medicine routinely used to treat back pain and joint swelling, and health officials are on the case because this particula…

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Plan B for Woman 15 and Older

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Plan B for Woman 15 and Older

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Plan B One-Step, a brand of emergency contraceptive, to be available for women 15 and older without a prescription.This comes almost a month after a federal judge ord…

FDA Investigating Connection Between Energy Drinks and Heart Risks

FDA Investigating Connection Between Energy Drinks and Heart Risks

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration is investigating possible links between energy drinks and sudden death.According to a study presented to the American Heart Association, there is a connection. E…

FDA Approves First Artificial Retina for Rare Eye Disease

FDA Approves First Artificial Retina for Rare Eye Disease

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the first retinal implant on Thursday, an advancement that could restore some vision to adults with a particular genetic disorder.The Argus II system approved by the FDA on Thur…

FDA to Consider Tighter Rules for Prescription Painkillers

FDA to Consider Tighter Rules for Prescription Painkillers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration is considering tighter controls on prescription painkillers like Vicodin — a response to a spike in addiction rates and overdose deaths.High profile battles with Vicodin have been we…

FDA Suggests Serving Sizes on Food Labels Should Change

FDA Suggests Serving Sizes on Food Labels Should Change

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Despite nutritional labels on food and drinks, most of us have no clue how much we’re actually consuming, according to a new study from the Food and Drug Administration.The agency says most people don’t accurately …

FDA Moves on New Food Safety Rules

FDA Moves on New Food Safety Rules

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The FDA proposed new rules Friday that would require U.S. food distributors to implement additional measures to combat food-borne illness. The guidelines are aimed at improving food handling in both the agriculture an…

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Drug for Tuberculosis

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Drug for Tuberculosis

Cristina Arias/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its stamp of approval to Johnson & Johnson’s drug, called Sirturo, that will treat a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.This form of tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a b…

Genetically Engineered Salmon Nears FDA Approval

Genetically Engineered Salmon Nears FDA Approval

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Genetically engineered salmon could make its way onto plates in the new year, but your body won’t notice anything fishy about the filet, experts say.The Food and Drug Administration has determined genetically engineered salmon won…

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. The exper…

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. The exper…

FDA Closes Peanut Butter Plant Linked to Salmonella

FDA Closes Peanut Butter Plant Linked to Salmonella

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration Monday shut down the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor following a salmonella outbreak that sickened scores of people nationwide.For the first time …

Black Friday Walmart Protest for Concerned Pet Owners

Black Friday Walmart Protest for Concerned Pet Owners

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In addition to walk-outs by striking employees, this Black Friday, the nation’s largest retailer will be dealing with walk-ins by concerned pet owners. Pet lovers will be marching into Walmarts across the count…

Mice, Roaches Seen by FDA Inspecting Airline Food

Mice, Roaches Seen by FDA Inspecting Airline Food

Food and Drug Administration(NEW YORK) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered mice, ants and roaches when they inspected airlines and their outside caterers.Through a Freedom of Information Act request, 20/20 obtained lists of recent heal…

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