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While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to restrict e-cigarette exposure. While the FDA already regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own […]

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Closing the diversity gap in the medical field

For the fourth consecutive year, minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields can apply for 16 scholarships worth $2,500 to use toward tuition The deadline to

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Congressional testimony: Laboratory-developed tests should be regulated closely

Laboratory-developed tests for an array of patient outcomes – from response to cancer treatments to predisposition to cardiovascular disease – should be regulated closely by the Food and

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten

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FDA plan hopes to close health care disparity gap

The  Food and Drug Administration's plan to increase the participation of women, minorities and the elderly in research trials was applauded Wednesday by four health care organizations as

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FDA reviewing public comment for proposed food label changes

The Food and Drug Administration is now reviewing thousands of public comments as it considers changes to Nutrition Facts labels that for the first time in two decades

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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

Patients should talk to doctors before changing dosage on anti-clotting drug

A recent report questions whether more could be done to prevent side-effects and improve effectiveness of the anti-clotting drug dabigatran, but medical experts urge people to continue taking

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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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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