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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.
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.
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.
A New York judge has refused to suspend his ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe.
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.
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.
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.
In both cases, issues with the seals on the cans could allow dangerous organisms in or lead to spoilage.
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.
From misleading serving sizes to confusing calorie counts, many think nutrition labels are due for an update.
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein has called for the substance dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, to be banned from sports nutritional supplements. The stimulant is available in pill, powder and drink form at vitamin and health food stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.
Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.