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# food-and-drug-administration - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

# food-and-drug-administration - Saturday 29 July, 2017

The US is proposing new laws to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels

“A renewed focus on nicotine can help us to achieve a world where cigarettes no longer addict future generations of our kids,” the FDA said.

# food-and-drug-administration - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year

The FDA said it made decision after reviewing scientific evidence in recent years.

# food-and-drug-administration - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?

The FDA is investigating whether this product is harmful as people may accidentally breath in dangerous chemicals.

# food-and-drug-administration - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

FBI investigating how vials of contagious smallpox were left in lab

The White House has been briefed on the incident, which came to public attention yesterday.

# food-and-drug-administration - Friday 27 July, 2012

US can now classify heavily modified stem cells as 'drugs'

THE Food and Drug Administration now have the ability to declare certain stem cells as drugs in the hope of greater policing their use.

# food-and-drug-administration - Monday 16 July, 2012

US regulators approve first daily anti-HIV drug

Truvada, which is designed for use by healthy adults who are at risk of HIV, should be mixed with safe sex and regular testing.

# food-and-drug-administration - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

HIV home test approved by US Food and Drug Administration

The over-the-counter test has the potential to identify people who would otherwise go untested for the infection.

# food-and-drug-administration - Friday 9 March, 2012

Coke and Pepsi make recipe changes to avoid cancer warning

The companies are changing their recipes in reaction to a new law that mandates drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens display a cancer warning label.

# food-and-drug-administration - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Google settles $500m lawsuit over ads for online pharmacies

The US Department of Justice says Google has agreed to forfeit $500m made from illegally advertising Canadian chemists.

# food-and-drug-administration - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

From Business ETC Elan reports first operating profits for nine years Elan

Elan reports first operating profits for nine years

The Irish pharmaceutical manufacturer reports its first first operating profit since 2001, as revenues spike.

# food-and-drug-administration - Monday 23 August, 2010

HERE’S A THOUGHT that might put you off breakfast: if you were in America, you’d have been advised not to mop up your runny egg yolk with some toast.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the bizarre advice yesterday as it told consumers to thoroughly cook their eggs – and not to use toast to mop up any leftovers – in the wake of a massive national salmonella outbreak.

Speaking on TV yesterday, FDA head Margaret Hamburg said people could cut their personal risk of contracting salmonella by thoroughly cooking eggs and by avoiding cultivating “runny egg yolks for mopping up with toast”.

If an egg was cooked with a runny yolk, consumers were advised not to eat it.

About 1,300 people have contracted the food poisoning so far in the nationwide outbreak, though the number is expected to increase. The bug has been traced to one of two farms in Iowa, with about 550 million eggs being recalled by their distributors. The two plants share a common feed supplier. The recall could be extended as further farms are examined.

Hamburg also said that the FDA needed to be able to take a more “preventive approach” to food safety issues, rather than the current status quo where it adopted a reactive stance to potential food scares rather than being able to prevent them.

To put the scare in context, Americans consume about 47 billion shell eggs a year, as well as an additional number of egg-based products.