Scientists point to the amount of antibiotics in livestock as one of the causes of the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases. On Wednesday a number of pharmaceutical companies agreed to abide by a government proposal to stop labeling drugs important…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration says 25 pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
U.S. sunblocks are over a decade out of date and the advocates are pushing the FDA to approve new UV-ray blocking ingredients.
By PBS NewsHour
When the Nutrition Facts label was introduced 20 years ago, fat was the primary concern of the American diet. But as our eating and drinking habits -- and knowledge -- have shifted, the Food and Drug Administration is making significant…
By PBS NewsHour
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report detailing serious and growing drug shortages in the United States. Sabrina Tavernise of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to detail some of the reasons behind the shortfall.
By Bridget Bowman
The Food and Drug Administration launched an anti-tobacco campaign Tuesday that targets youth and seeks to prevent young people from smoking. The FDA is hoping to educate this age group, between ages 12 and 17, on the harmful effects of…
PBS NewsHour for Monday, December 16, 2013…
Recent research suggests that chemicals in antibacterials soaps can interfere with hormone levels and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, prompting the FDA to propose new rules for manufacturers to prove their products are more effective than regular soap and…
The rise of the drone industry, FDA and antibiotics in livestock and school safety.
Proposals by the FDA may put a halt to the use of growth-promoting drugs in farm animals.
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