Why the U.S. doesn't have the best sunscreens in the world

Jul 13, 2022
The FDA hasn't approved ingredients that could make products more pleasing to use — and used more often, says Amanda Mull of The Atlantic.
People may be less likely to use sunscreen when it feels sticky, goopy or greasy, or leaves a white cast.
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Daily Harvest recall raises concerns about the need for more food regulation 

Jun 30, 2022
The first lawsuit has been filed against Daily Harvest, which is facing complaints from hundreds of consumers who reported falling ill after eating one of the company’s products.
A view of lentils atop a wooden table. Hundreds of consumers say they've gotten ill after consuming a Daily Harvest product containing lentils and leeks.
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Medicare proposes limiting coverage of controversial Alzheimer's drug

Jan 13, 2022
Government insurer won't cover Aduhelm's $28,000-a-year price tag except for clinical trials.
A sign for biotechnology company, Biogen, Inc. is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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FDA issues new sodium guidelines for the food industry

Oct 15, 2021
The agency recommended gradual changes to the salt content in 163 processed food categories -- aimed at lessening the amount of salt we eat.
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FDA nears deadline to decide the fate of vapes

Sep 8, 2021
The regulator will decide whether e-cigarettes products, including those from major brands like Juul and Vuse, can stay on the market.
Vaping and e-cigarette products are displayed in a store on Dec. 19, 2019 in New York City. The FDA is closing in on making possible vaping restrictions.
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Who will end up paying the price for Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug?

Jun 18, 2021
The cost of the newly approved treatment will be about $56,000 a year, much of it paid for by Medicare.
Biogen’s new Alzheimer's treatment drug, Aduhelm, has an annual sticker price of $56,000.
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Australian company first to develop fully at-home COVID test

Dec 17, 2020
Everything needed for the test — which the FDA gave emergency authorization — is inside the box, except for a smartphone.
The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test connects directly to users’ smartphone, providing for step-by-step instructions and display of test results.
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Moderna asking U.S., European regulators to OK vaccine

Nov 30, 2020
Moderna is just behind Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech in seeking to begin vaccinations in the U.S. in December.
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Pfizer to ask today for emergency vaccine authorization

Emergency authorization means the FDA facilitates availability of the vaccine during a declared state of emergency.
An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, on Nov. 17, 2020.
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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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