Apr 30, 2013 — Wrigley's new caffeinated gum has raised eyebrows at the FDA, which is worried about the potential health impacts on children and teens.
Mar 5, 2012 — Public health officials will have a hard time convincing raw milk advocates that the product is dangerous, according to a new study.
Feb 17, 2012 — With yet another outbreak of sprout-related illness, sprouts growers they need the FDA to provide new rules so they can test new techniques for reducing risk.
Feb 16, 2012 — Many hospitals around the nation are perilously close to running out of a form of the old standby cancer drug methotrexate. The reason: a principal supplier of injectable methotrexate shut down in November after it flunked an FDA inspection.
Feb 1, 2012 — Pfizer is recalling 1 million packages of oral contraceptives because of errors in the order or types of pills. The mistakes could leave women at risk for unintended pregnancy.
Sep 1, 2011 — Manufacturers of silicone breast implants have done such a poor job of tracking patients that it's impossible to know if the devices have long-term health and safety risks, consumer advocates said a meeting of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration.
Aug 4, 2011 — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first antivenom against scorpion toxin. Called Anascorp, the treatment was developed in Mexico and will cost more than $10,000 per patient. For small children, who are at greatest risk from the bites, the treatment can be life-saving.
Jun 21, 2011 — The FDA's revamp of its anti-smoking campaign might make us a bit squeamish, but isn't that the point? The agency enlisted 18,000 people to help it pick the images that made people want to quit or never start smoking.
May 27, 2011 — The value of a moratorium on consumer ads for new drugs would hinge on whether a reduction in unexpected side effects outweighed lost health benefits from reduced use of effective medicines, a Congressional Budget Office report says.