The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that at least 13 people have died so far from listeria found in contaminated cantaloupes. Gwen Ifill discusses the deadliest outbreak of foodborne disease in more than…
Headline: Emergency Departments Struggle With Growing Drug Shortages…
This week, a panel from the Institute of Medicine recommended complete coverage for birth control and FDA-approved contraception for women. Jeffrey Brown discusses what services could be covered under the health care reform law signed by President Obama last year…
The biggest change to cigarette pack health warnings in 25 years came Tuesday when the FDA released nine graphic color images that will cover the entire top half of cigarette packs beginning next year. Margaret Warner discusses the new warnings…
A class of antibiotics called quinolones is raising concerns after some patients report becoming very ill after taking them. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
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The Food and Drug Administration released new regulations Tuesday for sunscreens that will require the products to be tested for protection against two types of sun exposure that cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
A new food safety bill was among the last-minute actions in Congress this week. Jeffrey Brown gets details on what's in the bill and how it could impact farmers, food processors and regulators.
Johnson & Johnson executives were summoned to testify on Capitol Hill in the wake of a string of recalls that have left the company -- and the FDA -- under fire. Betty Ann Bowser updates the story.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of deciding whether to allow genetically modified salmon to be sold to American consumers and how to label them if they are sold. Margaret Warner gets two perspectives.
A massive egg recall over fears of a salmonella outbreak raises new questions on whether the Food and Drug Administration can handle its regulatory role. Betty Ann Bowser has more.
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