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  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • FDA approves Biogen's MS drug Plegridy

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The company said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration cleared the injectable drug, dubbed Plegridy, after...

  • FDA clears Avastin for late-stage cervical cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug. The FDA approved the drug late Thursday for women with cervical cancer that is persistent, recurrent or...

  • Manhattan Moment: A new layer of regulation would boost cost of onions but not safety

    A proposed federal food safety rule would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety.

  • FDA approves new sleeping drug from Merck

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Merck & Co. Inc. has won federal approval for a new type of sleeping pill designed to help people with insomnia stay asleep. The tablet, Belsomra, works by temporarily blocking chemicals known as orexins that control the sleep cycle and can keep people awake at night. It's...

  • FDA approves lung preservation machine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to more...

  • FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early...

  • FDA rules may jeopardize Black & Mild cigar name

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Plans to regulate cigars and other tobacco products the same as cigarettes may threaten one of the nation's top-selling cigar brands — Black & Mild. Under the Food and Drug Administration proposal, cigar makers would have to remove descriptions like "light," ''mild,"...

  • AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Gonsalves was part of the confrontational group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, which staged protests outside the FDA's headquarters, disrupted its...

  • FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

  • FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in...

  • FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. Read more on NewsOK.

  • FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight. The agency says its proposal is designed to make sure that the tests used...

  • Did President Obama know about John Podesta's shady patron? Examiner Editorial

    Does President Obama approve of corporate criminality? He certainly has expended a great deal of energy condemning it throughout his political career, which makes something he did in 2013 all the more puzzling.

  • Three people died in illegal human experiments carried out by John Podesta backer's firm

    One of President Obama's closest White House advisers counts among his key financial supporters a reclusive Swiss billionaire whose company conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients.



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