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China to get its own FDA

Mar 5, 2013
Public anger over unsafe food and drugs is widespread in China. The country's new leader, Xi Jinping, is setting up an agency equivalent to America's Food and Drug Administration to tackle the problem.
Posted In: China, FDA, food and drink, food safety

FDA urges drug companies to make a safer pain killer

Jan 29, 2013
With addiction to pain pills at epidemic levels, the Food and Drug Adminstration is taking action
Posted In: regulation, FDA, painkillers, prescription

FDA requires lower-dose sleeping pills

Jan 10, 2013
So half the dose should mean half the price, right?
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, FDA, health care

FDA to food industry: Food safety plans are required

Jan 4, 2013
The long-awaited FDA rules focus on preventing outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, rather than tracking after the fact how they occurred.
Posted In: Food, food safety, recall, FDA

FDA investigating 5-hour Energy drink

Nov 15, 2012
Energy drinks are boosting sleepy beverage sales, even as the FDA investigates both Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy.
Posted In: energy drink, FDA, caffeine

Meningitis outbreak shines light on 'compounding pharmacies'

Oct 8, 2012
Pharmacies linked to meningitis outbreak not regulated by FDA.
Posted In: meningitis, Health, pharmaceuticals, FDA

FDA studies arsenic found in rice products

Sep 19, 2012
Arsenic occurs naturally in soil, but also comes from manure and pesticides. Rice plants absorb higher levels of arsenic than other crops.
Posted In: Food, FDA, rice

FDA approves at-home HIV test

Jul 4, 2012
But some worry the cost could scare away people most at risk of infection.
Posted In: HIV, FDA

'Big Sunscreen' wins delay in new FDA rules

Jun 18, 2012
Stricter regulations on what sunscreen packaging can say were supposed to go into effect today, just in time for summer. But a delay sought by the industry means they won't happen until the winter.
Posted In: lobbying, sunscreen, sunblock, Health, FDA

'Corn sugar' loses to 'high fructose corn syrup'

May 31, 2012
The FDA has rejected a bid to rename the controversial sweetener known as high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar” on nutrition labels.
Posted In: corn syrup, FDA

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