The Food and Drug Administration Thursday said it needed more evidence demonstrating the safety of silicone breast implants before it would reverse a 1992 ban on routine sales of the devices.
The emergency contraception commonly referred to as the morning-after pill should be available on drug store shelves without the prescription that women currently need, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Tuesday.
The Food and Drug Administration said a recent crackdown on drug imports into the U.S. - that revealed nearly 90 percent were unapproved and potentially dangerous - further proves its stance that restrictions on importing drugs should not be relaxed.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said that he would push for federal legislation that allows states to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and called on the Food and Drug Administration to back states that are moving toward reimporting drugs.
Bottles of the popular herb ephedra should bear warning labels that the pills can cause heart attacks, strokes or even death, the Food and Drug Administration said in an announcement Friday.
An HIV test that provides results in as little as 20 minutes has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a promising new oral medication in the fight against cancer.
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Abbey Meyers, president of the National Organization for Rare Disorders, talks about the FDA and Jesse Gelsinger's lasting legacy.
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