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Health Jun 07Social media ‘influencers’ promoted vaping without suitable warnings, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that used paid social media influencers to pitch nicotine solutions to their online followers, including flavors like Watermelon Patch and Strawberry Kiwi.
Health Apr 16U.S. halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women
The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh to stop selling it immediately, saying the companies failed to show the mesh is safe for long-term use. The FDA action does not apply to surgical mesh…
Health Apr 03FDA investigates reports of seizures among e-cigarette users
Regulators stressed it's not yet clear whether vaping is responsible for the seizures, but they said they are concerned.
Health Mar 27U.S. to require breast density information after mammograms
The Food and Drug Administration's proposed rules would standardize the information given to millions of women following scans to detect breast cancer.
Health Mar 13U.S. health officials move to restrict e-cigarette sales to teens
Under proposed guidelines, e-cigarette makers would be required to restrict sales of most flavored products to stores that verify the age of customers or include a separate, age-restricted area.
Politics Feb 26WATCH: Drug companies ‘bear none of the consequences’ of skyrocketing prices, Sen. Wyden says
The hearing marks the first time lawmakers have called top industry executives to account for rising prices that are squeezing Americans.
Politics Feb 26WATCH: Top pharmaceutical executives face Senate committee questions over drug pricing
Senators grilled CEOs of seven major drug companies on Tuesday over high prescription drug prices that are a drain on Medicare and Medicaid and a burden to millions of Americans. The extraordinary public accounting was a sign that Congress and…
Health Nov 26FDA pledges to modernize how it approves medical devices
U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and related products.
Nation Sep 12FDA calls teen vaping an ‘epidemic,’ weighs bans on flavored e-cigarettes
Since 2017, FDA officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off cigarettes. But now health officials says teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels and is calling on the industry to address the problem…
Nation Jul 13FDA warns of fake government warning letters sent to consumers
U.S. health authorities are alerting consumers to a new scam involving fake government warning letters sent to people who tried to buy medicines online or over the phone.