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  • White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs.
  • U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms

    (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY),...

    Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

    Medical labs to get new FDA oversight
    The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small...

    FDA moving to ban trans fat from processed foods

    FDA moving to ban trans fat from processed foods
    After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts. "It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton,...

    A 'rescue pen' for opioid overdose gets FDA's blessing

    Opioid drug overdoses, the cause of some 16,000 fatalities and  half a million emergency-department visits yearly, may have met their match: The Food and  Drug Administration on Thursday approved the sale, by prescription, of a hand-held auto-injector...