- Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds Updated: Sep-30-15 7:40 pm
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
- Experts question safety of Essure device linked to pain Updated: Sep-24-15 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON - A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.
- FDA experts to review safety of Essure birth control implant Updated: Sep-21-15 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions.
- US attorney sends lethal injection docs to watchdog agency Updated: Sep-18-15 5:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska says it can't determine whether state officials violated federal law in their efforts to obtain lethal injection drugs, so prosecutors have forwarded key documents to a watchdog agency for further review, according to a letter released Friday.
- FDA flags infection issue with new type of medical scope Updated: Sep-17-15 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators are drawing attention to the risk of infections with medical scopes used to examine breathing passages, following similar problems with scopes used in the stomach and intestines.
- Obama nominates FDA's No. 2 official to lead agency Updated: Sep-15-15 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated the Food and Drug Administration's second-highest ranking official, Dr. Robert Califf, to lead the agency, which regulates consumer products ranging from medications to seafood to cigarettes.
- FDA halts sales of 4 R.J. Reynolds cigarette brands Updated: Sep-15-15 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they did not meet the agency's safety review requirements.
- Medtronic gets approval for MRI-safe heart implant Updated: Sep-14-15 4:59 pm
NEW YORK - Medtronic said Monday that it has been cleared to market a heart defibrillator implant that can be safely used in an MRI scanner.
- New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks Updated: Sep-10-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.
- First 'biosimilar' of a biologic drug reaches US, finally Updated: Sep-10-15 4:31 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Years after discounted versions of some of the most expensive drugs ever went on sale in other countries, they're finally coming to the world's biggest medicine market.
- Senators question FDA decision on Oxycontin for kids Updated: Sep-09-15 6:52 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Maine Sen. Angus King, and New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shahaeen and Kelly Ayotte, are calling for an investigation into the Food and Drug Administration's recent decision to approve the use of the painkiller OxyContin by children as young as 11-years-old.