Food and Drug Administration

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FDA Recommends Approval Of New Drug To Treat Double Chins

An FDA advisory panel unanimously recommends approval of an injectable drug called deoxycholic acid which dissolves fat. In studies of injections under the chin, MRI scans showed decreased fat over several weeks.

03/11/2015

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FDA Study Finds Little Evidence Of Antibiotics In Milk

In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

03/10/2015

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FDA Issues Warning As Peanuts Found In Cumin Spice

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice – a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

02/19/2015

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New Study Raises More Questions About Morcellator Device In Gynecologic Procedures

There’s growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer.

07/22/2014

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FDA Discouraging Use Of Morcellator In Hysterectomy Procedures

Amy Reed, 40, is an anesthesiologist in Boston and the mother of six children ages, one to 12.

04/30/2014

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Warning Issued For Men Being Treated For Low Testosterone

Millions of men are being treated for low testosterone. Prescriptions have doubled in the last four years with sales now reaching $1.6 billion. But now there are disturbing new allegations about a hidden danger.

04/26/2014

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FDA Moves To Regulate E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first step toward regulating electronic cigarettes.

04/24/2014

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Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain Killer

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

03/18/2014

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FDA-Approved Voluma May Help Slow Appearance Of Aging

Growing old is natural, but with the help of a new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration, many are slowing down the process, or at least the appearance of it.

02/12/2014

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FDA Considering Tablet Approach To Allergies

The FDA is considering a new treatment for allergies that comes in the form of a tablet.

12/30/2013

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New Device May Cut Need For Blood Pressure Medications

Justin Rushin’s blood pressure was way higher than the normal 120 over 80, despite increasing amounts of medicine.

12/23/2013

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FDA Approves New Treatment For Rosacea

Rosemary Stockinger sees a dermatologist to treat the red blotches on her face.

12/06/2013

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FDA Takes Steps Toward Eliminating Trans Fats From Food Supply

Lisa Ferguson puts the finishing touches on a fruited bread pudding at her fabled Table Catering Shop on the North Side. The bread pudding doesn’t have any trans fats, and there are very few in the icing.

11/07/2013

FDA Alert About Jerky Pet Treats

There’s a new federal health alert for dog owners.

10/22/2013

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FDA Alerts Pet Owners, Vets To Possible Link Between Jerky Treats, Dogs Getting Sick

There’s a new federal health alert for dog owners. Several brands of the jerky treats were voluntarily removed from store shelves back in January.

10/22/2013

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