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  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths
    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...
  • FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens

    FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
  • GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]

    GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]
    Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....
  • 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-...