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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is under pressure from the pharmaceutical industry and lawmakers to undergo an independent security audit, after hackers broke into a computer system used by healthcare companies to submit information to the agency.
This September 2012 file photo provided by Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor Beef Products Inc., shows a sample of their lean, finely-textured beef.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that a stimulant used in treatments for the childhood condition attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder can trigger painful, long-lasting erections in rare cases.
A September 7, 2009 photo illustration shows a woman washing her hands in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
A California company suing Sunland Inc. for $1 million also is asking for a judgment against one of the top executives of the defunct Portales peanut processor.
Dozens of attorneys general from across the U.S., including Kentucky's Jack Conway, are asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require makers of generic prescription pain relievers to make tamper-resistant versions of their products.
U.S. regulators on Monday issued a proposed rule that would require makers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate their products are safe and more effective than soap and water in preventing infection and the spread of bacteria.
There's no evidence that triclosan and other chemicals in antibacterial soaps do a better job than plain soap and water, the FDA says.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares jumped Monday after the drug company said that its latest trial for an antibiotic met its goal for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections.
The federal government said Monday it has no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks.
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In a new position statement, U.S. pediatricians say raw milk and cheeses are simply too risky for infants, children and pregnant women.
The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should speed up its approval process for the B serogroup meningitis vaccine, says Jared Meyer, a research associate at the Manhattan Institute.
The Maharashtra State Chemists and Druggists Association remains firm on its decision to go on a three-day strike starting today http://www.mid-day.com/news/2013/dec/161213-pune-chemists-threaten-jail-bharo-stir-in-face-of-fda-clampdown-on-strike.htm The Maharashtra State Chemists and Druggists Association remains firm on its decision to go on a ... (more)
This week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a voluntary program to help reduce the use of antibiotics in animals raised for their meat.