Discovered: Fake weed gave lots of people kidney damage last year; the FDA approves artificial sight for the blind; engineering tires from flowers; flushed anti-anxiety meds are making fish jittery.
The agency refuses to disclose the names of the drugs it is reassessing, on the grounds that doing so would expose "confidential commercial information." But here are five drugs that used the controversial tests to help win FDA approval.
Energy drink benders have been sending an alarming number of people to the emergency room lately. ER admissions have doubled since 2007, and lawmakers are now demanding to know what energy drink makers put in these brews.
Women who take sleeping pills have been inadvertently double-dosing, according to a new announcement from the Federal Drug Administration.
After much delay, and much not-so-secret disgust, the Food and Drug Administration came out with rules aimed at curbing food-borne illness Friday. Here's how the proposed new rules will affect what you eat... finally.
Discovered: mothers' uteruses transferred to daughters; arsenic found in rice products; Hispanics in U.S. say they're American; evolution observed in bacteria.
Alert: Toothbrushes can mess you up, and the FDA is on it.
Orange juice concentrate futures are shooting up right now, thanks to news that traces of a fungicide banned in the United States was detected in juice from a brand the FDA didn't name.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA today on making the morning-after contraception pill available to teens under 17-years-old without a prescription
To the delight of anyone who would ever lay eyes on cigarette boxes a Federal judge has halted the FDA's disgusting new warning labels for cigarette packages in the name of tobacco company free speech.
The FDA says it's safe; the talk show's fans are scared and angry
A collection of advertisements and warning on new cigarette packaging: the good, the bad, and the gruesome.
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