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Margaret Hamburg

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  • Molars, incisors and canines -- oh, my!

     
    Concerned about the strength of teeth-whitening chemicals and by the growing number of non-dental venues through which they’re being sold, the American Dental Assn. today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the compounds for safety...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP pulls up boom as fishing areas reopen

     
    As large, visible oil slicks on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico disappear, BP is scaling back its clean-up, with fewer ships scouting for oil and fewer people scouring beaches for slicks. Crews are pulling up boom in areas......
  • Gulf oil spill: Louisiana fish and shrimp get thumbs-up

     
    Is Louisiana seafood safe to eat? U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Friday heartily endorsed the decision of Louisiana fisheries officials to reopen wide swaths of state coastal waters to commercial fishing and shrimping....
  • Gulf oil spill: Fishermen decry a lost season

     
    The reopening of a broad swath of Louisiana waters this week to fishing and shrimping won't salvage the livelihoods of many Gulf of Mexico fishermen this season after the devastating effects of the catastrophic BP oil spill. The lifting of......
  • La. Politicians Keep Pressure On FDA Over Raw Oyster Ban

    La. Politicians Keep Pressure On FDA Over Raw Oyster Ban
    Louisiana's politicians are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to do an about-face on its plan to ban raw oysters from the Gulf Coast during the warm months. On Friday, members of Louisiana's congressional delegation spoke out against the...
  • FDA Backs Off Oyster Ban After Strong Criticism

    FDA Backs Off Oyster Ban After Strong Criticism
    Facing fierce resistance, the Obama administration on Friday backed off a plan to ban sales of raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico during warm-weather months. The Food and Drug Administration said it would put the proposal on hold while it studies ways...
  • A Dirty Syringe, A Baby's Death, A Man Turned Fugitive, A Family Torn Apart

    A Dirty Syringe, A Baby's Death, A Man Turned Fugitive, A Family Torn Apart
    Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple." Her father, Leslie, carefully...
  • FDA Issues BPA Guidelines

    FDA Issues BPA Guidelines
    The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the safety of a controversial chemical found in some baby bottles, children's drinking cups and other food containers merited further study but did not warrant immediate restrictions on its use. The FDA,...
  • Navigating the Food Label Jungle

    It's a jungle out there in the grocery aisles, a thicket of products claiming healthy this and nutritious that. Never before have food packages displayed so many health claims in the U.S., according to a recent commentary in the Journal of the American...
  • La. Fishermen Wrinkle Their Noses At 'smell Tests'

    La. Fishermen Wrinkle Their Noses At 'smell Tests'
    Fishermen in part of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish say they think the government reopened their area to fishing too early. Oil still washes up on marshes and protective boom lining the shore, months after a sea-bottom well began gushing crude from the...