- FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed Updated: May-05-16 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.
- House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars Updated: May-05-16 10:31 am
WASHINGTON - Vape away.
- Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians Updated: May-04-16 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.
- FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community Updated: May-02-16 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.
- FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.
- Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill? Updated: Apr-29-16 12:22 pm
MIAMI - The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.
- Muscular dystrophy drug falls short at high-stakes meeting Updated: Apr-25-16 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers voted against an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy on Monday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the Sarepta Therapeutics' drug, which has become a rallying point for patients and families affected by the deadly disease.
- Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban Updated: Apr-22-16 6:49 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk.
- Legislature moves to repeal new law targeting abortion Updated: Apr-21-16 8:23 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Legislature is moving to repeal a law just signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and another one he signed last year that target abortions and appear to be indefensible in court.
- Texas prison agency reviewing federal ban of execution drug Updated: Apr-20-16 3:23 pm
HOUSTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is refusing to back down from its decision to block the Texas prison system from importing a drug that could be used for capital punishment in the state that carries out the most executions in the nation.
- FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens Updated: Apr-19-16 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON - Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.
- Report: More infections from dirty scopes than estimated Updated: Apr-15-16 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON - At least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes - more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to figures released Friday.
- Illinois doctor accused of importing unapproved cancer drugs Updated: Apr-14-16 4:53 pm
CHICAGO - An Illinois doctor may lose her license for allegedly putting unknowing patients at risk by giving them cheap, imported cancer drugs in violation of federal law.
- Birth control coverage bill dies in state Senate committee Updated: Apr-11-16 5:32 pm
DENVER - A bill intended to expand women's access to no-cost birth control options under the Affordable Care Act has failed in a state Senate committee.
- American doctors make new esophagus using stents and skin Updated: Apr-08-16 6:32 pm
LONDON - American doctors have made a new esophagus for a young man, using donated skin tissue and metal stents, in the latest example of scientists creating body parts in the lab to help patients with few other options.
- Trade group egged on FDA to act against vegan mayo Updated: Apr-07-16 1:25 pm
NEW YORK - Mayonnaise impostors, beware! An industry group is patrolling the grocery aisles.