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FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA test kits

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

Spit, genes and the FDA

Nov 25, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on the nation's biggest at-home DNA test kit company
Posted In: 23andMe, dna, genetic testing, FDA

Princeton to give out meningitis vaccine not approved in the U.S.

Nov 19, 2013
There have been seven cases of type B meningitis at the university since March.
Posted In: meningitis, FDA

Hunt is on for the last surviving trans fats

Nov 7, 2013
The FDA says trans fat is officially bad, and that poses a challenge to makers of processed foods that still depend on them.
Posted In: trans fat, FDA, Food

What's a Schedule II narcotic?

Oct 25, 2013
Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse.
Posted In: FDA, painkillers, drugs

FDA goes after makers of alternative diabetes treatments

Jul 24, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration says products marketed as natural or homeopathic treatments for diabetes can be dangerous.
Posted In: diabetes, FDA, health care

FDA to consider lifting safety warnings on Avandia, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 5, 2013
The FDA is expected to take another look at controversial diabetes drug Avandia after researchers at Duke have concluded the drug doesn't increase the risk of cardiovascular death as previously reported.
Posted In: diabetes, GlaxoSmithKline, FDA

OxyContin's waiting game: Generic drug makers salivate while the FDA wants safer pills

Apr 16, 2013
OxyContin is supposed to come off patent and generic drug makers are excited. But, the FDA may put a stop to it all to wait for safer pills.
Posted In: oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, generic drugs, FDA

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

Mar 28, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

Caffeine gum could give Wrigley a jolt

Mar 8, 2013
Wrigley plans to start selling “Alert” gum next month -- that is, gum with caffeine. Gum sales overall are down, and “energy” products are booming. But cities, states and the FDA are investigating caffeine marketing to kids.
Posted In: Wrigley, gum, caffeine, FDA

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