FDA

Heather Bresch
POOL via CNN
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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Dreamstime
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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Synthetic Marijuana
Dreamstime
Suzanne Monaghan
July 27, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The FDA has issued a warning following reports of severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic marijuana contaminated with an ingredient commonly used in rat poison. So what do parents need to know. It's sold under several different names: K2,...
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almond milk
AP Photo/Patrick Sison
July 18, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines "...
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Vegetable Tray Recall
Provided by Food and Drug Administration
June 16, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CORAL GABLES, FL. (KYW Newsradio) -- Del Monte is recalling freshcut vegetable trays over concerns they may be linked to a parasite that has sickened dozens of people in several states. The Food and Drug Administration say it's is investigating at least 78 cases of cyclospora illnesses linked to...
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Salmonella Bacteria
CDC
June 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) - - Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have been added to the list of states where cut melon may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. This brings the...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
June 05, 2018 - 8:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Good news for patients with a specific eye issue: The FDA just approved the first artificial iris . The iris — the colored portion of the eye — can be missing because of a genetic disorder at birth, trauma or cancer. Brandon Ayres, a cornea surgeon at Wills Eye...
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Bagged Salad
May 23, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Pennsylvania man who was mad there weren't enough cucumbers in his Wendy's fast food salad threatened to kill the Wendy's worker. Uh, dude, if it's a great salad you're looking for, maybe don't go to Wendy's. Maybe he...
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