| Jul 31, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Jun 11, 2010
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...
| Aug 2, 2010
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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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 20, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Concerned about the strength of teeth-whitening chemicals and by the growing number of non-dental venues through which theyâre being sold, the American Dental Assn. today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the compounds for safety...
| Nov 11, 2009
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...