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Food and Drug Administration: Agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products. As of 2017, 3/4th of the FDA budget is paid by people who consume pharmaceutical products, due to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

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Trump's new FDA chief must wage fierce fight to stop the opioid epidemic. Gottlieb didn't.

Commissioner Gottlieb — thank you, next. Your FDA hasn't taken aggressive action needed to help millions of Americans affected by opioid addiction.
USATODAY.com - Published

FDA proposes e-cigarette sale restrictions to curb teen vaping

Looking to reduce underage vaping, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released new guidelines regulating the sale of e-cigarettes.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Food and Drug Administration

FDA Looks To Curb E-Cigarette Sales To Minors [Video]FDA Looks To Curb E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

On Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and slow a surge in teenage use of the popular nicotine devices. Reuters reports that..

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FDA Unveils New E-Cig Policies Aimed at Curbing Teen Vaping [Video]FDA Unveils New E-Cig Policies Aimed at Curbing Teen Vaping

The agency wants to implement guidelines that tighten restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes.

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FDA Proposing Restrictions On Flavored E-Cigarettes And Cigars [Video]FDA Proposing Restrictions On Flavored E-Cigarettes And Cigars

Business Insider reports that the Food and Drug Administration is proposing restrictions on sales of flavored e-cigarettes, from manufacturers like Juul. These proposals would not affect the tobacco,..

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CDC: Measles Cases Hit 12 States This Year [Video]CDC: Measles Cases Hit 12 States This Year

The CDC says at least 228 measles cases have been reported since the beginning of 2019.

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GMO Salmon Is Coming To Grocery Stores [Video]GMO Salmon Is Coming To Grocery Stores

In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration declared GMO, or genetically modified, salmon safe for human consumption. The FDA at the time put a halt on the import of the fish until the administration..

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White House Budget Proposes New E-Cigarette User Fee [Video]White House Budget Proposes New E-Cigarette User Fee

The Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 requests a new user fee on e-cigarettes.

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New app aims to prevent opioid deaths [Video]New app aims to prevent opioid deaths

Researchers at the University of Washington are tackling the U.S. opioid crisis with an app which uses sonar technology to monitor drug-users' breathing. Lisa Bernhard reports.

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Trump Works To Tackle Issue Of Teen E-Cigarette Use [Video]Trump Works To Tackle Issue Of Teen E-Cigarette Use

U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing adding a user fee to e-cigarettes to fund FDA oversight of new tobacco and nicotine products as part of an effort to reduce use by teenagers, according to his..

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Are We Entering the Age of the Biochip? [Video]Are We Entering the Age of the Biochip?

Picture a computer the size of a grain of rice that can replace your keys and your wallet.

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Esketamine Could Help Millions of People With Depression [Video]Esketamine Could Help Millions of People With Depression

The FDA has approved a new drug, esketamine, for "treatment-resistant depression," which proponents says could help some five million people.

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Anti-depressant nasal spray approved for use [Video]Anti-depressant nasal spray approved for use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it approved a Johnson & Johnson nasal spray antidepressant for people resistant to other treatments but placed restrictions on use of the drug,..

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Gottlieb Reigns As FDA Commissioner [Video]Gottlieb Reigns As FDA Commissioner

According to Reuters, the FDA commissioner will step down in a month. Scott Gottlieb announced his abrupt resignation on March 5th, calling into question how the agency will handle his efforts to..

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns [Video]FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns

According to Reuters, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will step down from the post in a month. Gottlieb has led the Food and Drug Administration for the last two years. During his tenure as the FDA..

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FDA Approves First New Type Of Antidepressant In Decades [Video]FDA Approves First New Type Of Antidepressant In Decades

The fast-acting drug is primarily for people who have taken at least two other antidepressants unsuccessfully.

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FDA Approves Nasal Spray Med For Depression [Video]FDA Approves Nasal Spray Med For Depression

UPI reports Food and Drug Administration has approved a prescription-only nasal spray to treat depression -- marking the first medical advancement in fighting the affliction in more than 30 years. The..

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Depression Treated Ketamine-like Nasal Spray [Video]Depression Treated Ketamine-like Nasal Spray

According to CNN, "The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the..

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FDA Chief Steps Down [Video]FDA Chief Steps Down

On Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues..

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FDA Commissioner Gottleib Plans To Resign [Video]FDA Commissioner Gottleib Plans To Resign

According to Reuters, Scott Gottlieb is preparing to resign as the commissioner of the FDA. Gottlieb has served at the post for two years, but will step down to spend more time with his family. An..

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Prepares To Resign [Video]FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Prepares To Resign

According to Business Insider, Scott Gottlieb is preparing to resign from the FDA. Gottlieb serves as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and will step down in about a month. He has..

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is Stepping Down [Video]FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is Stepping Down

He held the job for a little less than two years.

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FDA Says 15 Major Retailers Are Selling Tobacco to Minors [Video]FDA Says 15 Major Retailers Are Selling Tobacco to Minors

The FDA said Walgreens sold more tobacco to minors than any other pharmacy it inspected, and it wants to talk about the chain's policies.

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Exclusive: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma mulls bankruptcy [Video]Exclusive: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma mulls bankruptcy

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drug manufacturer contributed to the deadly..

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Too Hot? Too Cold? What's The Right Temp For Your Fridge? [Video]Too Hot? Too Cold? What's The Right Temp For Your Fridge?

It may seem minor, but finding the perfect temperature for a refrigerator is important for food safety. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the number of harmful bacteria in food kept at..

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Can Pacemakers Be Donated? [Video]Can Pacemakers Be Donated?

MNN.com recently wrote, "It's only about the size of a 50-cent piece, but a pacemaker is a lifesaver. This implantable medical device helps regulate the heartbeat. When a person dies with a pacemaker,..

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FDA Wants More Research On Opioids, Chronic Pain [Video]FDA Wants More Research On Opioids, Chronic Pain

According to the Washington Post, the FDA will require drugmakers to research how well opioids work in treating chronic pain.

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Claire's recalls makeup that tested positive for asbestos

A week after disputing the FDA's findings, the company has issued a voluntary recall of the items
CBS News - Published

After multiple recalls, FDA OK's new generic for valsartan

FDA said new approval will help alleviate shortages of blood pressure drugs after repeated recalls over cancer-causing chemicals
CBS News - Published

New Generic Blood Pressure Drug Is Approved to Relieve Shortages

The F.D.A. made the product review a priority, citing shortages that occurred in the wake of several recalls of drugs that were found to contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals.
NYTimes.com - Published

FDA approves new valsartan generic to counter shortages of the blood pressure drug

The FDA approved a new generic version of valsartan to address the drug's shortage.
USATODAY.com - Published

National Cancer Institute chief to serve as acting FDA head

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has tapped National Cancer Institute Director Norman Sharpless to serve as acting commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, following the..
Reuters - Published

GMO 'Frankenfish' salmon could be in stores as early as next year, as FDA lifts import ban

Salmon genetically modified to grow faster could hit store shelves as early as 2020. The FDA now allows this type of fish to be imported to the U.S.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gottlieb took on drug and tobacco companies. Will Trump's next FDA chief protect consumers?

Gottlieb was unusual in the Trump administration for his willingness to regulate powerful companies. His resignation may be a bad sign for the future.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump proposes e-cigarette user fee to combat youth usage

U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing adding a user fee to e-cigarettes to fund FDA oversight of new tobacco and nicotine products as part of an effort to reduce use by teenagers, according to his..
Reuters - Published

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

High-tech surgical robots aren’t an improvement over traditional operations, the F.D.A. warns. For some patients, the robots may be worse.
NYTimes.com - Published

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