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Pharmacist Jeanie Kim, left, consults with a customer at a Walgreens pharmacy in Wheeling, Illinois.

Some very expensive drugs may soon get a lot cheaper

Jan 8, 2015
Panel recommends that FDA approve "biosimilar" drugs, a type of generic.
Posted In: biologics, FDA, traditional drugs, affordable medication
A Starbucks counter displays calorie information on muffins in New York City.

Does caloric transparency change behavior?

Nov 25, 2014
New FDA rules require more food sellers to reveal number of calories in what they sell.
Posted In: FDA, Health, calorie

FDA approves new weight-loss drug

Sep 11, 2014
It's made up of a combination of drugs used to treat depression and addiction.
Posted In: obesity, FDA

How can you be sure a medical app actually works?

Aug 20, 2014
Some lawyers are calling for more regulation of medical apps.
Posted In: apps, fitness apps, medical devices, FDA

Why Google and Novartis are teaming up

Jul 15, 2014
First there was Google Glass. Now, there might be Google contact lenses.
Posted In: Google, FDA

Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

Apr 24, 2014
The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.
Posted In: Washington, D.C., regulations, fcc, FDA

The guy behind nutrition facts and energy guides

Mar 10, 2014
Burkey Belser has his own solution for the redesign.
Posted In: nutrition labels, FDA

Food labels will get their first makeover in 20 years

Jan 24, 2014
And that might change the food itself
Posted In: food labels, calorie, FDA

Is antibacterial soap actually making us sicker?

Dec 17, 2013
Antibacterial products are a billion dollar industry. But the FDA is asking makers of antibacterial soap to prove their product is more effective than regular soap.
Posted In: FDA, Antibacterial, soap

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA test kits

Nov 26, 2013
The problem with mail-order DNA tests.
Posted In: 23andMe, FDA, dna

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