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Food and Drug Administration

Common Plastic Found to Leak Chemicals

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Two highly reactive chemicals in a common plastic can leak from disposable lab equipment and skew the outcome of life science research.

The Supreme Court, the Election and the Sad Story of Diana Levine

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

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.

Illinois Nets $3M In Pfizer Settlement

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(AP) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois will receive $3 million from a $60 million settlement with Pfizer over the marketing of the drug m...

FDA Is Considering More Specific Food Allergy Warning Labels

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's one of the biggest frustrations of life with food allergies: That hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contai...

FDA Approves Zapping Greens With Radiation For Food Safety

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to...

What Does "Natural" Mean To The FDA?

Gourmet | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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? Actuall...

Something Is (Still) Rotten In Food Oversight

Al Meyerhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Meyerhoff

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).

Ortho Evra May Beat Cover-Up Charges, Thanks To Legal Technicality

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS and ALEX BERENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For years, Johnson & Johnson obscured evidence that its popular Ortho Evra birth control patch delivered much more estrogen than standard birth contro...

FDA: Cloned Animals Safe For Food, Should Be On Market

Washington Post | Rick Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 ...

FDA: Amgen's Anemia Drugs May Cause Death

Los Angeles Times | Daniel Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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...

Sam Stein

Bush Veto Could Threaten Food Safety For Millions | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of a scathing report detailing the dangerously poor state of the Food and Drug Administration, one lawmaker is calling on President Bush t...

FDA Seeks To Curb Dirty Drug Company Deals

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration announced proposed rules Thursday to reduce potential conflicts of interest among outside experts who advise the gove...

FDA To Issue Warnings On Ultrasound Drugs

Wall Street Journal | SCOTT HENSLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to warn physicians about hazards with drugs used to enhance the diagnosis of heart problems using ultras...