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A government research project to assess the safety of BPA is beginning to show results. T-pool/STOCK4B/Getty Images hide caption

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Government Study Of BPA Backs Its Safety, But Doesn't Settle Debate

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An unidentified 15-year-old student at a high school in Cambridge, Mass., vaped near campus in April. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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FDA Intensifies Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales To Teenagers

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The Food and Drug Administration says that a large body of research "does not support a cancer warning for coffee," a statement at odds with a California court ruling earlier this year. Daniel Augusto/Flickr hide caption

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The Food and Drug Administration quickly identified romaine lettuce as the source of a months-long outbreak, but the foodborne illness investigation has been one of the agency's most complicated in years. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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What Sparked An E. Coli Outbreak In Lettuce? Scientists Trace A Surprising Source

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Doug Brown and his brother Roger, right, operate Slopeside Syrup in Richmond, Vt. They're challenging a proposed federal label that would say maple syrup has "added sugar." John Dillon/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday that he is ready to implement a right-to-try law "in a way that achieves Congress' intent to promote access and protect patients." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Food and Drug Administration approves more than 99 percent of applications for compassionate use of experimental medicines. But supporters of a right-to-try law want a more direct approach. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The Bridge, a medical device worn behind the ear, delivers electronic pulses to ease the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Questions Raised About Study Of Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

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E-Liquid (right) with labeling that resembles kid-friendly candy (left). FDA/Flickr hide caption

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Federal Government Sends Warning To Vaping Companies

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Eggs from Rose Acre Farms, one of the largest suppliers in the U.S., have been recalled after investigators linked them to a number of salmonella-related illnesses. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Toddler milks are more expensive and generally less nutritious than milk, says a researcher. Arian Melchor Manzanero Pool /Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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New treatments for migraines could change how physicians treat patients with the debilitating headaches. Photographer is my life/Getty Images hide caption

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Philip Morris' iQOS device heats tobacco but stops short of burning it, an approach the company says reduces exposure to tar and other toxic byproducts of burning cigarettes. Philip Morris via AP hide caption

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FDA Panel Gives Qualified Support To Claims For 'Safer' Smoking Device

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