On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that Chantix, an anti-smoking drug, be required to carry its strongest safety warning due to s...
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A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the...
Guns are now the only consumer product manufactured in America not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.
It was a tough week for the cigarette, and also for Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and three of his colleagues, who received huge campaign contributions from cigarette makers.
You, like millions of other Americans, probably regularly use and consume products made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical that is a $6 billion global industry.
The leaked minutes from industry's bisphenol A strategy session in Washington D.C. last week tell a sad and scary tale of desperation.
The Medical Device Safety Act would restore patients' right to hold the manufacturer responsible when their products are defective.
News media sycophants have taken up the hew and cry over Tamiflu's life-saving properties. Yet little is being said about the very real dangers that these drugs pose to your health and mental welfare.
Whether it's food or drugs or stress or being treated unfairly or even information overload, we need to figure out exactly what is driving us.
The Food and Drug Administration may be the only federal agency that both political parties agree is in desperate need of an overhaul....
At least 12 times in 2007 and 2008, Peanut Corporation of America deliberately endangered our families by knowingly putting contaminated peanut products into the chain of commerce.
New research suggests that BPA may interfere with metabolism and lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes in humans.
For dying patients with no therapy that is working, compassionate use programs exist to provide drugs in phase II or III clinical trials when the patient was ineligible to participate in the trial.
The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.
In China, heads might roll over a scandal like this one, at least if the country received global attention for its allowing corrupt health officials' greasy palms come before, um, public health.
The problems we face in food safety are familiar when viewing the unfolding financial crisis. We see cuts in agency budgets, weakening of regulations, and the fox being put in charge of the henhouse.
The FDA needs to admit that it is currently powerless over the industry it is supposed to be regulating; it has let Big Pharma take over and become dependent on drug company money.
Two highly reactive chemicals in a common plastic can leak from disposable lab equipment and skew the outcome of life science research.
Monday the Supreme Court will hear argument in Wyeth v. Levine -- Diane Levine is a Vermont musician who went to the hospital for treatment of a migraine headache and left with her arm amputated and career in ruins.
Ready for a back-to-school pop quiz? Here goes:
How does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) define the word "natural" for food products?
From spinach to tomatoes, E.coli to salmonella, despite public uproar, congressional hearings and industry promises, nothing really has changed but the bug and the vegetable (fruit actually).
For years, Johnson & Johnson obscured evidence that its popular Ortho Evra birth control patch delivered much more estrogen than standard birth contro...
A long-awaited final report from the Food and Drug Administration concludes that foods from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as ...
Anemia drugs sold by Amgen Inc. took another hit Thursday when government regulators said two new studies indicated that the drugs may increase the ri...
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