| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— 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.
| Sep 16, 2010
As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:23 AM
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...
| Jan 4, 2011
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...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:04 PM
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-...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON, DC (KTLA) -- The Food and Drug Administration has isolated the exact source of the deadly listeria outbreak in 12 states.
The outbreak is blamed for 25 deaths, and 123 illnesses.
It was traced to consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes grown...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Food and Drug Administration's public comment period for labeling requirements for a genetically engineered salmon ended not so quietly, with a flurry of press releases leading up to Mondayâs deadline. They included an announcement by a group of...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
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...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a caffeine inhaler that has become popular in dance clubs.
The AeroShot Energy is sold in lipstick-sized canisters and went on sale on the East Coast last month.
Each canister contains B...
| Nov 13, 2009
A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A across a range of foods, including some labeled "BPA-free."
Children eating multiple servings of some of the tested food could get doses...