The Food and Drug Administration is considering making some common prescription medicines non-prescription. These would include drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain infections, migraines, asthma and allergies.
The FDA has approved a new laser device that promises long-lasting treatment for cellulite. Marianne Piland is healthy and fit, but there is one thing she doesn’t like about her body.
Most shoppers can’t believe that some of the leading grocery chains have been adding something called pink slime to their ground beef. It’s an additive that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says is safe but which many consumers question.
The next time you go to the grocery store, expect to see new labels in the meat department. New government regulations that take effect could help you make better decisions for your family at the supermarket.
Imports of orange juice have been stopped, as the FDA tests for an anti-fungal agent. Higher than acceptable levels of this agent have been found in orange juice from Brazil.
Avastin for breast cancer is out. The FDA says the drug should no longer be used for breast cancer because there’s no proof it extends patients’ lives – and it causes dangerous side effects.
Cancer drugs, anesthetics for surgery, certain I.V. medicines and drugs stocked on crash carts for emergencies are among those in short supply.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who grew up in Pittsburgh, was back home to promote President Obama’s American Jobs Act. But his visit came just after a recall of cantaloupes from a Colorado farm.
First pediatricians warned us that too much apple juice with its acid and sugar content was putting our kids’ teeth in danger of developing cavities. Now a TV doctor says we should worry about arsenic in their juice boxes! What’s a mother to do?
A vaccine initially approved for girls to prevent cervical cancer is now gaining popularity with boys.
Brownies with a substance called melatonin are supposed to make you relax. The brownies are called “Lazy Cakes,” but the FDA has a problem with them.
Five randomized controlled trials of 3,500 patients showed no significant improvement in overall survival or quality of life. There’s also an increased risk of ruptured intestines, bleeding and death.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring that packaging come with graphic images of diseased lungs, someone using a breathing mask, a man smoking through a hole in his throat and even dead people. Nine pictures in all were unveiled by the FDA.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to the USDA about the graphic health images that will appear on cigarette packs.
The FDA has images of the new cigarette health warnings.