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.
Drugmakers were in the spotlight Wednesday as GSK recalls Zantac after U.S. regulators found probable cancer-causing impurities in the drug. Also in the U.S.: a jury says Johnson & Johnson must pay $8..
In September, the Food and Drug Administration warned that a heartburn drug may contain a cancer-causing chemical. Over the weekend, the chain pharmacy CVS announced it would stop selling all versions..
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The move comes after a surge in mysterious vaping-related illnesses associated with at least six deaths and renewed..
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that the country has a problem with vaping, and his top health official, Alex Azar, said the Food and Drug Administration intends to remove all..
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider recalling e-cigarettes. This comes in the wake of at least 6 deaths by people who used vaping products. Over..
How safe are e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, billed as a safe alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. Researchers found that almost all e-cigarette vapor..
Two more people have died in Minnesota from vaping-related illnesses. While both the CDC and the FDA have issued warnings for people to avoid vaping, the underlying cause of the deaths and more than.. CBS News - Published
There are increasing concerns about the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic version because of a chemical that could lead to cancer. Three large pharmacy chains in the U.S. recently pulled.. CBS News - Published
The FDA recently warned about a potentially dangerous impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac. The nation's three largest pharmacy chains reacted by pulling it from store shelves. Dr. Jon LaPook.. CBS News - Published
GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday said it is recalling the popular heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a "precaution", days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found "unacceptable" levels of.. Reuters - Published
Small amounts of a cancer-causing chemical have been found in the popular heartburn medication Zantac, as well is in generic forms of the drug, known as Ranitidine. The FDA is not issuing a recall and.. CBS News - Published
Dr. Thanuja Hamilton of Avocare Sleep Physicians of South Jersey weighs in on the impact CBD could have on your sleep. Hamilton said it's not yet clear if there are contaminants or pesticides in CBD.. CBS News - Published
Walmart has become the latest store to halt sales of the popular heartburn treatment Zantac after health regulators warned about a potentially dangerous contaminant in the drug. (Oct. 4)
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Scott Pelley follows patients in a Duke clinical trial of a new cancer therapy that the FDA has granted breakthrough status; and, Bill Whitaker reports on how the U.S. fight against Chinese espionage.. CBS News - Published
The pharmacy chains pulled the heartburn medication from shelves after the Food and Drug Administration warned that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug. NYTimes.com - Published
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration jointly issued warning letters to four online networks for illegally marketing unapproved versions of opioid.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products. Reuters - Published
The maker of a generic version of Zantac is halting distribution. It comes after an FDA warning about a possible cancer-causing chemical found in Zantac and related heartburn medications. Dr. Jon.. CBS News - Published
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel is recommending approval of the first drug to treat life-threatening peanut allergies. It affects about 1.2 million children. As Dr. Jon LaPook reports, the.. CBS News - Published
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday recommended approving the first therapy for peanut allergies, which affect over 1.6 million children in the United States, despite raising.. Reuters - Published
President Trump says a ban on most flavored vaping products is the right response to what health officials call an "epidemic" of e-cigarette use by teenagers. A recent jump in illnesses linked to.. CBS News - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that the country has a problem with vaping, and his top health official said the Food and Drug Administration intends to remove all flavored.. Reuters - Published
Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools. The FDA on Monday issued a.. CBS News - Published
The agency sent a warning letter to the company. In a separate letter, it also requested more information about the company’s outreach to students, health insurers, employers and Native American.. NYTimes.com - Published
Americans today are drinking 37% less milk than they did 50 years ago, while the market for plant-based milk has skyrocketed in recent years. But is the beverage derived from plants like almonds and.. CBS News - Published
Federal health officials are investigating a sharp new increase in the number of severe lung illnesses possibly linked to vaping. They're now looking into 153 cases, most involving adolescents and.. CBS News - Published
The federal government is taking a bold new step to try and shock smokers into quitting. The Food and Drug Administration wants to put about a dozen new graphic warnings on packs of cigarettes to show.. CBS News - Published