U.S. Food and Drug Administration

In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo Cheryl Monroe, right, a Food and Drug Administration employee, and Bertrice Sanders, a Social Security Administration employee, rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Detroit.
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January 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By Corey Williams, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable life for their families. Then the record-long government shutdown hit, making it hard...
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This May 17, 2018 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco.
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November 15, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug...
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E-cigarettes
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November 09, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) -- Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban...
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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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FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids
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August 16, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration has raised alarm about one way people might access opioids to misuse and abuse: their pets. As America's opioid epidemic rages, some pet owners could be stealing pain medications intended for their furry friends, according to a...
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