William Hubbard is a former associate commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He spoke with NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser about his concerns about the FDA's ability to inspect foreign foods.
Dr. David Acheson took on the newly created position of assistant commissioner of food protection at the Food and Drug Administration last month. He was previously the director of the FDA's Office of Food Defense. He spoke with NewsHour correspondent…
The recent cases of tainted pet food have raised concerns about food consumed by humans. Agriculture companies are taking new precautions to sterilize food supplies, but some experts say more regulations are needed.
A study released Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the diabetes drug Avandia increases the risk of heart attack. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the findings.
Recent recalls of peanut butter and pet food have focused public attention on food safety -- particularly imported items. Guests discuss current regulations and whether new rules are needed.
By PBS NewsHour
The Food and Drug Administration granted approval Tuesday to the first bird flu vaccine intended as a stopgap measure until a better immunization is developed.
Dr. Janet Woodcock, chief medical officer of the Food and Drug Administration, discusses how cancer biomarkers may change cancer screening and treatment.
In the wake of last fall's E. coli outbreaks, some scientists and businesses are encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of bacteria-killing radiation to treat produce such as spinach and lettuce.
The Food and Drug Administration announced it is making more than a dozen changes to improve oversight of prescription drugs, including increased monitoring of drugs' safety after they are on the market. FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach discusses the…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans Tuesday designed to improve its drug safety monitoring.
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