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  • 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,...
  • FDA rewrites opioid narcotic labels to tighten use for pain

    FDA rewrites opioid narcotic labels to tighten use for pain
    Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock treatment of their pain that can’t be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told physicians....
  • Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says

    Plan B can be sold to 15-year-olds without prescription, FDA says
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older. The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...
  • FDA slow to issue guidelines on arsenic in rice

    After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly." Nearly 10 months later, the...
  • Funding uncertain for US food safety overhaul

    Funding uncertain for US food safety overhaul
    Republican opponents of food safety legislation are already promising a fight over its funding, even before it becomes law. President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the bill on Tuesday. It allows the Food and Drug Administration to increase...
  • Michael Hiltzik: FDA seems to take light approach to Allergan and Lap-Band

    Michael Hiltzik: FDA seems to take light approach to Allergan and Lap-Band
    In 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States. The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
  • New cigarette warning labels unveiled

    New cigarette warning labels unveiled
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday unveiled a group of graphic images and messages that will cover the top half of every cigarette package in the United States starting in fall 2012. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...
  • Health Notes: FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes: </b></span>FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment
    Here's the reaction of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) to the news that the FDA has pulled approval of Avastin for breast cancer treatment. "The coalition applauds the FDA and Commissioner Margaret Hamburg for the decision to revoke the...
  • FDA tests find arsenic in rice

    Many name-brand rice and rice products contain varying levels of carcinogenic arsenic, according to the results of separate sets of tests announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationand Consumer Reports. In conjunction with the Consumer...
  • FDA focuses on training to stem painkiller abuse

    FDA focuses on training to stem painkiller abuse
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health regulators are hoping more education for doctors and patients can stem the growing tide of prescription painkiller abuse in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration is mandating that all companies that make long-...
  • Pikesville man who received tainted steroid joins push for drug oversight reform

    Pikesville man who received tainted steroid joins push for drug oversight reform
    — Pikesville resident Gerald Cohen was an active 71-year-old retiree, filling his free time with gardening, volunteering and enjoying the company of his grandchildren despite persistent back pain — until he sought relief for it. Treated...