FDA Approves First Pill To Treat All Forms Of Hepatitis CFederal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.
Nutrition Facts Labels Get A MakeoverNutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.
FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal AuthorityHundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
FDA Rules Chemicals In Pizza Boxes Are No Longer SafeThe Food and Drug Administration announced it's ready to ban three substances that are "used as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods."
FDA-Approved Drug Uses Herpes Virus To Destroy Skin Cancer TumorsFor now, the drug is only approved for melanoma tumors that cannot be removed surgically.
First Female Sex Pill Comes With Important Alcohol WarningThe drug's label will bear a boxed warning — the most serious type — alerting doctors and patients that combining the pill with alcohol can cause dangerously low blood pressure and fainting.
Angry Orchard Cider Recalled Due To Potentially Explosive BottlesThe bottles show signs of re-fermentation, which means there could be increased carbonation levels. Those levels could cause something as small as the cider overflowing when opened, or the bottle exploding under the increased pressure.
FDA Discourages Common Medical Procedure in Women, Warning About Risk of Spreading CancerIt's a relatively common medical procedure, but now the FDA is discouraging it, saying it could spread an undetected, deadly form of cancer. Unfortunately some, including a Sacramento woman, have already lost their lives.
Brewery: New FDA Rule Could Spike Prices For Beer And MilkA big change could hit breweries – and their bottom line. The Food and Drug Administration is considering changing how breweries get rid of their grains, and some say it will impact the consumer.
FDA Approves New Leukemia Drug From RocheThe Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Gene Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it.
FDA Detains Imports Of Mexican CucumbersThe Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from a Mexican company after they were linked to salmonella illnesses in 18 states.