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Health advocates say supporters need to reach out to FDA since tobacco industry mobilized

The public has only a couple of weeks to tell the Food and Drug Administration what it thinks about the proposed plan to regulate all tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes, hookah tobacco and nicotine gels. Of the more than …

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Questions raised about managing dabigatran’s risks

Q. What did the British Medical Journal article say about dabigatran/Pradaxa and its manufacturer? The journal released a report questioning whether drugmaker Boehringer-Ingelheim fully disclosed all it knew about

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Testosterone drug lawsuits filed after launch of FDA investigation

More than 50 lawsuits challenging the safety of testosterone drugs have been filed across the country following the launch of a federal investigation into reports of increased heart

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Vaccine manufacturing capacity to increase, FDA announces prior to flu season

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, U.S.-manufactured flu vaccine, which is expected to increase the domestic capacity for making shots by 50 million doses. Health officials

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FDA asked to extend its jurisdiction to all tobacco products

With the 5th anniversary of the landmark tobacco law looming, the American Heart Association called on the Food and Drug Administration to do much more. Nine public health groups

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Government to issue guidelines for lowering sodium in foods

Food manufacturers and restaurants -- suppliers of three-fourths of the sodium in Americans’ diets -- may soon be asked by the government to lower sodium in their foods. The

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Government advises more fish for some women, kids

The federal government is urging pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and young children to eat more fish – but also to be careful not

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Q&A: Weighing potential benefits and risks of daily aspirin therapy

A daily dose of aspirin should not be used routinely to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people who don’t have cardiovascular disease or evidence of

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FDA proposes regulation of electronic cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Thursday that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warnings on the nicotine-delivery devices. The move has long been

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Unhealthy fats finally falling out of favor

Unhealthy fats — for decades a slippery slope in the American diet — are finally falling out of favor. The Food and Drug Administration ruled in November that partially