Dietary Supplements
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October 12, 2018 - 9:58 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements,...
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October 05, 2018 - 9:44 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the use of a human papillomavirus vaccine called Gardasil 9 for men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. The FDA previously approved the HPV vaccine for people age 9 to 26. "Today's approval represents an...
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Signs in the window of the Smoke Depot advertise electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of e-cigarette products, on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 04, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal officials say vaping is a teen epidemic. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign called "The Real Cost" to inform young people of the health risks of e-cigarettes. More than 40 percent of teens nationwide have tried e-...
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An unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device.
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September 17, 2018 - 6:46 pm
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances,...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:28 am
By Kevin Flower and Maritza Moulite (CNN) - - The US Food and Drug Administration again has advised consumers "not to eat and discard any Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal" as part of an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to the popular breakfast product. In a statement Tuesday, the FDA said an...
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Some EpiPen expiration dates get extended on heels of major shortage
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August 22, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is extending the expiration date for certain EpiPens. EpiPens are auto-injectors that deliver epinephrine to help treat life-threatening allergic reactions. The expiration extension comes in response to...
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Heather Bresch
August 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
By Jacqueline Howard and Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new...
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birth control
August 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- An app designed to track fertility and prevent pregnancy in women 18 and older is the first to win US Food and Drug Administration approval to be marketed as a contraceptive, the agency announced Friday. The Natural Cycles app was approved as part of the agency's new...
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July 31, 2018 - 8:16 am
By Sandee LaMotte (CNN) -- Devices that promise vaginal "rejuvenation" to women with urinary incontinence or sexual or menopausal symptoms might not be safe and can have serious side effects, the US Food and Drug Administration warned Monday. "We are aware that certain device manufacturers may be...
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Bayer paid doctors millions for questionable birth control device
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July 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
By Elizabeth Cohen and Aaron Kessler (CNN) -- When Christina Potts was looking for permanent birth control, she said, her doctor was a "cheerleader" for one option and one option only: Essure. Potts says the device, which is implanted in a woman's fallopian tubes to block sperm from reaching an egg...
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