Food and Drug Administration

This combination of Aug. 25, 2018 photos shows demonstration models of implantable neurostimulators, top row from left, the Medtronic Intellis and the Boston Scientific Spectra WaveWriter SCS.
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November 26, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The...
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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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This July 11, 2018, file photo shows yogurt on display at a grocery store in River Ridge, La.
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September 25, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Candice Choi, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? The U.S. government has rules about what can be called "yogurt," and the dairy industry says it's not clear what the...
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pet food label
August 20, 2018 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What three words on a pet food label tell you if it's good for your pet? The owner of Barkery Oven, a specialty pet food products company, says that she taste-tests everything herself and will reach for a dog biscuit...
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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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House to vote on 'right-to-try' bill
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May 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
By Michael Nedelman and Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The...
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MDMA
Drug Enforcment Adminstration
May 02, 2018 - 8:03 am
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- MDMA -- the active ingredient in the banned street drug ecstasy -- is safe and enhances the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when administered during psychotherapy, according to a new clinical trial. More research is needed to fully assess the drug, caution...
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