FDA issues alert about accuracy of Abbott rapid COVID-19 test

The concern is that it could be returning false negative results.
For now, negative results from the Abbott test should be confirmed with another more sensitive test.
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FDA deregulation of COVID-19 antibody tests has led to a false sense of security for some, an unintended consequence of the move.
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The search for tastier grocery store tomatoes is closing in

Nov 22, 2019
While identifying lost flavor genes and bringing them back has been tricky, some scientists are determined.
The flavor of tomatoes is hard to track, unlike disease.
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Energy drinks may cause serious heart problems, study shows

May 30, 2019
A combination of ingredients may cause potentially life-threatening electrical malfunctions in the heart.
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New gene therapy drug expected to hit market with head-spinning price tag

May 22, 2019
Industry analysts expect the price for the single-treatment therapy to be anywhere from $1.5 million to $5 million.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis' Basel headquarters.
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Companies like Uber that have filed for IPOs are stalled while the SEC lawyers and accountants who work on IPOs are shut down along with the government.
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Menthol ban would undo years of marketing to African Americans

Nov 16, 2018
After World War II, tobacco companies found blacks slightly preferred menthol more than whites; decades of marketing followed.
 Menthol cigarettes are seen for sale on a shelf at a Quick Stop store on March 30, 2010 in Miami, Florida.
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FDA may seek to regulate menthol and e-cigarettes

Nov 12, 2018
Regulatory changes would face a process that could take years and face litigation.
 Menthol cigarettes are seen for sale on a shelf at a Quick Stop store on March 30, 2010 in Miami, Florida. 
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FDA warns e-cigarette manufacturers about teen use

Sep 12, 2018
They warn the usage of e-cigarettes by teens has reached an epidemic proportion.
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Here's why there's a shortage of EpiPens

Aug 23, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to help mitigate the shortage of EpiPens, those auto-injecting devices used to treat allergic reactions to things like peanuts and bee stings. It’s extended by four months the expiration date for some EpiPen…