U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Government Shutdown Puts Food Safety at Risk

The government shutdown has furloughed many food inspectors at government agencies, which puts food safety at risk.

Flavored Cigars Attracting Young Smokers, FDA Warns Tobacco Companies

Cigarette sales went down by a wide margin since the Congress passed a landmark law in 2009, but young smokers are being attracted by flavored cigars, The New York Times reported.

FDA Releases 'Gluten-Free' Label Standards

The Food and Drug Administration finally released the standards for “gluten-free” claims on food labels, giving people with celiac disease confidence with the food that they are going to take in.

Gatorade Ingredient Removed After Consumer Outcry – ‘BVO’ Also Used as Flame Retardant

PepsiCo announced Friday it will remove a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drinks after consumers raised concerns about health risks.
Cancer

Chemo Drug Shortage Raises Cancer Relapse Rates

A shortage of the drug mechlorethamine has raised relapse rates among cancer patients afflicted with Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Botox

Tainted Botox Shipments Reach 350 Medical Practices Across America

Unapproved shipments of Botox have been sent out to over 350 medical practices across the country, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA

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