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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.

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A drug's most dangerous side effects often aren't discovered until it's on the market

More than half of the FDA-approved biologic drugs received the agency’s severest warning — only after the drugs were already on the market.  
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Big Penis supplement contains hidden ingredient, FDA warns

The sexual enhancement product Big Penis should be avoided because of a hidden ingredient, the Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.
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Videos for Food and Drug Administration

Chip allowing brain-computer communication to come 'before the end of next year' - Elon Musk [Video]Chip allowing brain-computer communication to come 'before the end of next year' - Elon Musk

Neuralink CEO Elon Musk says his company is working to connect the human brain with a machine interface before the end of the year. He claims the micro processor chips will allow humans to connect with..

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Bottled Water Brands Sold At Whole Foods And CVS Found To Contain Potentially Dangerous Chemicals [Video]Bottled Water Brands Sold At Whole Foods And CVS Found To Contain Potentially Dangerous Chemicals

Some consider bottled water the safest choice for avoiding drinking-water contaminants like arsenic and lead. However, recent investigations have found that not all bottled water brands are free of..

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Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents [Video]Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents

Juul CEO Kevin Burns said he would tell parents whose children are addicted to Juul’s e-cigarettes, “I’m sorry.” Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb blames a teen vaping “epidemic” on..

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Concerns Over Medical Device Hacking Triggers Insulin Pump Recall [Video]Concerns Over Medical Device Hacking Triggers Insulin Pump Recall

Medical device company Medtronic is recalling a number of insulin pumps. According to Digital Trends, the recall came after the company discovered the pumps are vulnerable to hacks and there is no way..

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Soy May Lower Cholesterol, Study Shows, Contradicting FDA Claims [Video]Soy May Lower Cholesterol, Study Shows, Contradicting FDA Claims

Soy-based food products may hold health benefits, after all, contradicting past claims that the food has no nutritional value. Canadian researchers recently found soy protein may lower both low-density..

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FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX [Video]FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday...

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San Francisco Bans Wildly Popular Cigarette Alternative [Video]San Francisco Bans Wildly Popular Cigarette Alternative

San Francisco officials voted on Tuesday to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes. It's the first US city to do so, and has thrust the coastal tech hub into a fierce debate over the future of..

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Sn Francisco Bans E-Cigarettes [Video]Sn Francisco Bans E-Cigarettes

On Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance banning the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. The e-cigarettes are banned until the products are approved by the FDA. The ban..

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San Francisco To Ban All E-Cigarettes From City [Video]San Francisco To Ban All E-Cigarettes From City

San Francisco will be the first U.S. city to ban the sale of e-cigarettes after more teenagers began using them. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to ban the nicotine..

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San Francisco To Vote On E-cigarette Sales Ban [Video]San Francisco To Vote On E-cigarette Sales Ban

According to CNN, San Francisco is set to become the first US city to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. The city's board of supervisors is scheduled to vote on the decision on June 25th. The ordinance..

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FDA Approves Female Viagra [Video]FDA Approves Female Viagra

According to UPI.com, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to Vyleesi, a drug to treat women with low sexual desire. The FDA said Vyleesi, which is the brand name for the..

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Drug Used To Improve Sexual Desire In Women Approved By FDA [Video]Drug Used To Improve Sexual Desire In Women Approved By FDA

According to Reuters.com, "The U.S. drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals’ drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come..

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Why Cancer-Causing Toxins Found In Claire's Makeup Is No Surprise [Video]Why Cancer-Causing Toxins Found In Claire's Makeup Is No Surprise

According to Business Insider last week, small trace amounts of asbestos — a known cancer causer — was found in concealer and sparkly makeup marketed to kids at Claire's. They explain, "In March,..

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How To Naturally Track Your Fertility [Video]How To Naturally Track Your Fertility

According to the Huff Post, last August Natural Cycles, was the first fertility tracker app to get the Food and Drug Administration's approval as a legitimate birth control method. While apps may help,..

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Patient Killed By Superbug Found In 'Donated' Stool Transplant [Video]Patient Killed By Superbug Found In 'Donated' Stool Transplant

The genuinely promising medical treatment of a fecal transplant may come with more serious risks than previously thought. This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the..

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'Natural' Doesn't Always Mean Safe On Beauty Products [Video]'Natural' Doesn't Always Mean Safe On Beauty Products

The word "natural" on beauty product labels, may not mean what you think. According to Business Insider, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the personal care industry. As a result,..

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What Is Arsenic? [Video]What Is Arsenic?

Arsenic is one of the deadliest elements in the world. According to MMN, Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally and can be found in food, water, air and soil. In recent years, there have been..

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FTC, FDA Say 'Influencer' Posts About Vaping Must Include Health Warnings [Video]FTC, FDA Say 'Influencer' Posts About Vaping Must Include Health Warnings

Broadcasting Cable reports social media influencers now must include health warnings with any posts about vaping products. The Federal Trade Commission has warned advertisers of e-liquid products that..

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U.S. FDA Warns Flavored E-Cigarette Makers Over Social Media Posts [Video]U.S. FDA Warns Flavored E-Cigarette Makers Over Social Media Posts

According to Reuters, the FDA on Friday issued warning letters to four flavored e-liquid product makers, stepping up pressure on firms using social media influencers to promote their products. Social..

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The FDA Discovered 'Forever' Chemicals In Meat, Seafood, Cake [Video]The FDA Discovered 'Forever' Chemicals In Meat, Seafood, Cake

Business Insider reports the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discovered a class of manmade chemicals in foods sold in mid-Atlantic grocery stores. The chemicals, which have been linked to..

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Government Confirms Nation's Food Supply Contains 'Forever Chemicals' [Video]Government Confirms Nation's Food Supply Contains 'Forever Chemicals'

CNN reports PFAS chemicals have made their way into the US food supply. On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration publicly acknowledged that "forever chemicals" have been detected in the foods we..

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Juul Considering Opening Brick And Mortar Stores [Video]Juul Considering Opening Brick And Mortar Stores

Juul Labs Inc is considering opening retail stores in the United States, says Reuters. This move would help the controversial company cash in on the booming popularity of its e-cigarettes. Juul, along..

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Ben & Jerry's To Launch CBD Ice Cream Once It's Legal [Video]Ben & Jerry's To Launch CBD Ice Cream Once It's Legal

On Thursday, ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's announced their support of CBD-infused ice cream. CBD is made with cannabis, but the user does not actually get high. Ben & Jerry's said that they are..

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Why Juul CEO is apologizing for teen vaping ‘epidemic’

Juul dominated the e-cigarette industry, prompting the FDA to call teen vaping an “epidemic.” What does vaping do to your body? We explain.
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'Fighting the wrong war': Chronic pain patients push feds to change opioid policies

The FDA, CDC and HHS are examining policies on opioid prescribing as chronic pain patients who need prescriptions to function were left in agony.
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