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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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Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel..
NYTimes.com - Published

FDA defends oversight amid questions of safety of generic drugs made in India and China

The FDA defends its track records of inspections of overseas drug factories as a new book raises question about the safety of generic drugs
USATODAY.com - Published

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Most Of Juul's Twitter Followers Were Teens [Video]Most Of Juul's Twitter Followers Were Teens

According to Gizmodo.com, "Juul says that it has aggressively attempted to curb the use of its products by teens amid ongoing pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, but teens may have made up..

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Report Finds Most Sunscreens Would Fail FDA's Proposed Safety Tests [Video]Report Finds Most Sunscreens Would Fail FDA's Proposed Safety Tests

According to CNN, nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group wouldn't pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration. The analysis was released..

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So, Sunscreen Seeps Into The Bloodstream. Time To Worry? [Video]So, Sunscreen Seeps Into The Bloodstream. Time To Worry?

A recent study found that some chemicals in sunscreen can be found in your blood after just a day of applying them liberally. However, LifeHacker says there's no need to worry. Sunscreen is still..

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Walmart Changes Minimum Age To Purchase Tobacco And E-Cigarettes [Video]Walmart Changes Minimum Age To Purchase Tobacco And E-Cigarettes

Walmart is changing the minimum age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21 years old. The change will take effect starting July 1 in all Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. According to Business..

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Study Finds Sunscreen Chemicals Are Absorbed By Our Body [Video]Study Finds Sunscreen Chemicals Are Absorbed By Our Body

In a pilot study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration, researchers have found that people who regularly use certain types of sunscreens may be absorbing high levels of active ingredients into..

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Philip Morris gets FDA nod for iQOS smoking device [Video]Philip Morris gets FDA nod for iQOS smoking device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it would allow Philip Morris to sell a heated tobacco product called IQOS in the United States, a major victory for the international tobacco giant..

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Is This FDA-Approved Additive To Cheese And Bread Really Safe? [Video]Is This FDA-Approved Additive To Cheese And Bread Really Safe?

In recent years, scientists have started cautiously warning about the subtle harms to humans that certain food additives may be causing. According to Gizmodo, a new study out Wednesday suggests that..

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Club Drug Ketamine Now An FDA-Approved Antidepressant [Video]Club Drug Ketamine Now An FDA-Approved Antidepressant

A form of ketamine, the drug given to the boys trapped in a Thai cave, has recently been approved by the FDA for use as an antidepressant. In the past, ketamine was used as a club drug, commonly known..

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FDA Approves Generic Equivalent To Opioid Overdose Med Naloxone [Video]FDA Approves Generic Equivalent To Opioid Overdose Med Naloxone

One of the most important tools for saving lives caught up in the opioid crisis may soon be far more readily available. According to Gizmodo, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday it has..

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Tuna Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 13 People [Video]Tuna Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 13 People

Business Insider reports The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a recall on frozen ground tuna made by Jensen Tuna and shipped from Vietnam. The tuna has been found to be linked to a..

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FDA Greenlights Weight Loss Med That Makes Your Stomach Feel Full [Video]FDA Greenlights Weight Loss Med That Makes Your Stomach Feel Full

Gizmodo reports overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. Boston biotech company Gelesis have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to..

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CDC Reports 72 Sick From Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak [Video]CDC Reports 72 Sick From Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak

The outbreak seemingly began on March 2 and has led to eight people being hospitalized.

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CDC Investigating E.Coli Outbreak In Five U.S. States [Video]CDC Investigating E.Coli Outbreak In Five U.S. States

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with several other US agencies, was investigating E.coli outbreaks now reported in five states. The..

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FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes [Video]FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

According to Reuters.com, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures. The..

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Report: FDA Investigating People Having Seizures After Vaping [Video]Report: FDA Investigating People Having Seizures After Vaping

Report: FDA Investigating People Having Seizures After Vaping

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The FDA Plans To Regulate CBD In Food, Drink Products [Video]The FDA Plans To Regulate CBD In Food, Drink Products

The FDA Commissioner told a House panel Wednesday that he's concerned about drugstores currently selling CBD products without federal oversight.

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FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping [Video]FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

The agency announced Wednesday that it's received 35 reports of seizures after using e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2019.

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FDA Warns E-Cigarettes Linked To 37 Seizures In Past Decade [Video]FDA Warns E-Cigarettes Linked To 37 Seizures In Past Decade

According to UPI, the Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports of people having seizures after using e-cigarettes. Between 2010 and 2019, the FDA said it's received reports from 35 people,..

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E-cigarettes and Seizures [Video]E-cigarettes and Seizures

According to Reuters, on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of the potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures...

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There Are More US Measles Cases This Year Than in 2018 [Video]There Are More US Measles Cases This Year Than in 2018

According to the CDC, there have been 387 confirmed measles cases in 15 states from January through the end of March.

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Doctors To Be Required To Address Breast Density In Mammogram Results [Video]Doctors To Be Required To Address Breast Density In Mammogram Results

Doctors across the U.S. may soon be required to provide women with more information about their mammography results. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to update a rule that..

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FDA Rule Proposal Would Alert Women to Breast Cancer Risk [Video]FDA Rule Proposal Would Alert Women to Breast Cancer Risk

The FDA proposed a rule change Wednesday that would give women more information about how breast density can affect screening results.

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Contaminated tattoo ink draws FDA warning to consumers

Bacteria found in six products leads to recalls, and using them could result in serious infections and injuries
CBS News - Published

FDA issues recall on contaminated tattoo ink

The FDA is warning consumers, tattoo artists and retailers of certain tattoo inks that could be contaminated with bacteria.
USATODAY.com - Published

Anti-vaping victory? Federal judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

Lack of oversight has led to an explosion in underage vaping by teens, threatening to hook a generation of Americans on nicotine, health groups say.
USATODAY.com - Published

Justice Dept. Stops F.D.A. From Regulating Death-Penalty Drugs

A new opinion by the Office of Legal Counsel says death-penalty drugs, like tobacco, are inherently unsafe and so are beyond the F.D.A.’s reach.
NYTimes.com - Published

Smoothie fans, take note: The FDA now tests frozen berries for hepatitis A, norovirus

The FDA has begun testing frozen berries for hepatitis A and norovirus. The U.S. had four frozen-berry-related outbreaks between 1997 and 2016.
USATODAY.com - Published

Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work

The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.
NYTimes.com - Published

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