The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is investigating a potential link between seizures and vaping after receiving dozens of voluntary reports over a nearly 10-year period. Continue reading FDA Warns of Incidents of Seizures Associated With Vaping
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FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon That Reach Market Twice as Fast
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it is lifting an import ban that prevented a brand of genetically modified salmon—dubbed “Frankenfish” by some—from reaching U.S. shopping selves, CNN reported. Continue reading FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon That Reach Market Twice as Fast
Healing Herb? Marijuana Could Treat These 5 Conditions
It’s now legal to use marijuana to treat certain medical conditions in 25 states, but the Food and Drug Administration has still not approved the marijuana plant as a treatment for any disease or health issue. That’s because there haven’t been enough large studies of the drug to show that its benefits outweigh the risks in patients who use it, said the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). And in order to gain approval, researchers also need show that marijuana is safer or more effective than existing treatments for certain conditions.
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Raw Food Warning: Why Uncooked Flour Can Make You Sick
The Food and Drug Administration recently made a perhaps surprising recommendation: Don’t eat raw flour.
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Insect Parts and Mouse Poop: Gross Things in Your Food
Nobody wants to find insect parts, rat hairs, mouse poop or maggots in their food. But the Food and Drug Administration does allows low levels of these nasty things along with a bunch of other icky stuff to be present in food, or the ingredients that go into it.
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With A $1.2 Billion Hammer, The FTC Closes Loophole To Prevent Generic Drugs
This morning, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission drew blood: Teva Pharmaceuticals will pay $1.2 billion to reimburse insurers, drug wholesalers, and pharmacies who paid full price for the Provigil, produced by Cephalon, a company Teva bought in 2011, because Cephalon had paid generic drugmakers to delay launching cheaper versions of the blockbuster drug.
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