June 18, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LASIK eye surgery shouldn't have happened. That's according to a former FDA advisor who is now saying he shouldn't have told the government to approve LASIK eye surgery in the 1990s. That's what a story from CBS Pittsburgh writes giving examples from various people who have undergone the procedure...
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May 30, 2019 - 11:51 am
Denver — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday will hold its first public hearing on a plan to legalize CBD in food and drinks. CBD comes from plants in the cannabis family, but unlike marijuana, it won't make you high. It's expected to be a $20 billion dollar industry by 2022...
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January 10, 2019 - 7:55 am
(CBS News)- The U.S. food supply might be at risk because of the partial government shutdown. The Food and Drug Administration does about 160 routine food inspections a week but since the shutdown inspections have been sharply reduced. The FDA said it is working to bring back about 150 employees to...
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December 23, 2018 - 9:05 am
(CBS News) -- A pharmaceutical company has recalled blood pressure medication after detecting trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical. The Food and Drug Administration announced that Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling two lots of Losartan potassium tablets. The FDA said the...
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November 26, 2018 - 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year. Then last fall, something...
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November 21, 2018 - 9:44 am
NEW YORK (AP/KNX 1070) — Nearly 30 percent of all the U-S cases of e-coli linked to tainted romaine lettuce are here in Los Angeles County. The strain of e-coli in the contaminated lettuce is considered stronger than most. The CDC says don't buy romaine and if you have some in your fridge, toss it...
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November 15, 2018 - 7:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration disclosed the plans on Thursday...
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CBS News
November 06, 2018 - 12:09 pm
(CBS News) - Food giant Conagra Brands is recalling 2.4 million boxes of its Duncan Hines cake mix, with federal health officials warning that one variety of the popular product tested positive for salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of five illnesses...
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Associated Press
September 12, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulled off the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday marks a stark...
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