April 30, 2013 Wrigley's new caffeinated gum has raised eyebrows at the FDA, which is worried about the potential health impacts on children and teens.
March 5, 2012 Public health officials will have a hard time convincing raw milk advocates that the product is dangerous, according to a new study.
February 17, 2012 With yet another outbreak of sprout-related illness, sprouts growers they need the FDA to provide new rules so they can test new techniques for reducing risk.
February 1, 2012 Pfizer is recalling 1 million packages of oral contraceptives because of errors in the order or types of pills. The mistakes could leave women at risk for unintended pregnancy.
September 1, 2011 Manufacturers of silicone breast implants have done such a poor job of tracking patients that it's impossible to know if the devices have long-term health and safety risks, consumer advocates said a meeting of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration.
August 4, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first antivenom against scorpion toxin. Called Anascorp, the treatment was developed in Mexico and will cost more than $10,000 per patient. For small children, who are at greatest risk from the bites, the treatment can be life-saving.
May 27, 2011 The value of a moratorium on consumer ads for new drugs would hinge on whether a reduction in unexpected side effects outweighed lost health benefits from reduced use of effective medicines, a Congressional Budget Office report says.