food and drug administration

Rep. Frank Pallone (credit: pallone.house.gov)

Pallone: Compounded Drug Makers Have Been ‘Operating In A Vacuum’

Democrats and Republicans in Washington have come together in the House to pass legislation aimed at improving the safety of prescription drugs.

09/29/2013

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At Least 89 People Report Getting Sick After Eating Chobani Yogurt

At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Idaho, but no link to the product has been confirmed.

09/10/2013

The FDA has issued new warnings to companies and consumers on the dangers of laser light toys. (Photo: CBS 2)

Feds Issue Warning On Dangers Associated With Laser Light Toys

The FDA is warning parents that even low-level laser in toy guns, tops, and sabers could create serious injuries to anyone within the range of the laser beam.

08/07/2013

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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past

07/25/2013

Plan B (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Court Rules Some Emergency Contraception To Be Available Without Restrictions

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government’s appeal of a lower-court ruling.

06/05/2013

Sen. Schumer speaks in Bryant Park, June 2, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer Calls On FDA To Expedite Process To Get Better Sunscreens On Store Shelves

Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking in Bryant Park, said there are highly advanced sunscreens available around the world, but said the federal Food and Drug Administration still has not approved them for use in the U.S.

06/02/2013

Susan and Edward Young with Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel: Generic Drug Supply Needs Better Oversight

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) of Long Island thinks the recent Ranbaxy case shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be asleep at the wheel.

05/28/2013

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New York Judge Refuses To Suspend Plan B Ruling

A New York judge has refused to suspend his ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control.

05/10/2013

A screengrab of Wrigley's Alert Energy Caffeine Gum. (credit: alertenergy.com)

FDA Says It’s Looking Into Products With Added Caffeine

The move comes as products like Cracker Jack’d Cocoa Java Power Bites – a caffeinated version of the popular snack – and a new caffeinated gum by Wrigley called “Alert Energy” hit store shelves.

05/03/2013

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FDA: Ingredient In Antibacterial Soap, Other Products May Be Dangerous

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe.

05/02/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FDA Approves: Plan B To Be Dispensed Over The Counter; Critics Come Out Swinging

The FDA announced Tuesday it has approved making the Plan B morning-after pill available over the counter. But purchasers have to be at least 15 to buy it, and will have to provide proof of age at the cash register.

04/30/2013

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Orders FDA To Remove Age Restrictions From ‘Morning After’ Pill

Young teenage girls may soon be able to get the so-called “morning after pill” without a doctor’s or a parent’s permission. A Brooklyn judge dealt the Obama administration a blow, saying age restrictions must go.

04/05/2013

FDA shuts down Butterfly Bakery in Clifton, N.J. for selling sugar-free muffins with 3 times the amount of sugar. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Clifton’s Butterfly Bakery Shut Down Over Misbranded Products

Federal investigators found a New Jersey bakery distributor’s so-called “sugar free” products are secretly loaded with sugar, which can be dangerous to many people.

03/15/2013

Bumble Bee Foods Issues Voluntary Recall On Specific Codes Of 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore And Chunk Light Tuna Products Due To Loose Seals (credit: Flickr/FDA)

Partial Recall Of 2 Popular Brands Of Canned Tuna Issued

In both cases, issues with the seals on the cans could allow dangerous organisms in or lead to spoilage.

03/07/2013

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Campaign Under Way Against Unused Drugs In L.I. Water Supply

A Citizens Campaign for the Environment survey showed 51 percent of the 59 facilities it more than half of Suffolk County’s medical facilities are flushing their unused and expired medications down the toilet.

03/05/2013

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