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Stories with organization: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

  • States rebel against powerful new painkiller 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:53 pm
  • BARRE, Vermont - State officials around the country are rebelling over a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health authorities fear could worsen the nation's deadly scourge of heroin and prescription drug abuse.

  • Neb. brewers, farmers fret over federal grain plan 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:51 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Breweries in Nebraska say a federal proposal would force them to stop giving spent grains to local farmers to use as cattle feed.

  • Stay granted for new Arizona abortion-drug rules 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - The nation's most stringent restrictions on the use of abortion drugs are now temporarily on hold one day after going into effect in Arizona.

  • FDA OKs 1st hay fever allergy immunotherapy tablet 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:45 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to months of weekly doctor visits for uncomfortable allergy-desensitizing shots.

  • Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:22 pm
  • SANTA ROSA, California - A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers' blood boiling.

  • Correction: Pink Slime-Lawsuit story 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:05 pm
  • ELK POINT, South Dakota - In a story March 27 about a defamation lawsuit against ABC over lean, finely textured beef, The Associated Press misattributed statements contained in the network's broadcasts to the Food and Drug Administration. The broadcasts stated that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the FDA, deemed the product safe to eat.

  • 25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

  • FDA panel narrowly backs DNA colon cancer test 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers has narrowly backed an experimental blood test that uses patients' DNA to help screen for colon cancer.

  • Under fire, Zohydro maker touts drug safety board 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:32 pm
  • WASHINGTON - After months of criticism over its recently launched painkiller Zohydro, the maker of the powerful narcotic is highlighting an unusual oversight board that it's assembled to try and prevent abuse of the drug.

  • Federal judge to rule on abortion rules injunction 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:59 am
  • TUCSON, Arizona - New rules that would block many women in Arizona from having pill-induced abortions are getting a closer look by a federal judge who will decide whether to put the restrictions on hold as a legal challenge plays out in the courts.

  • Correction: DNA Stool Test-FDA story 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 24 about colon cancer screening tests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Colosure test from LabCorp is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It has not been approved by the agency. The story also incorrectly stated that another test from Epigenomics is a stool test. It is a blood test.

  • Vt. hearing: Teens offered to sell, carry drugs 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 9:14 pm
  • RUTLAND, Vermont - Vermont's heroin and opioid abuse problems received national attention Monday at U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's Judiciary Committee field hearing in Rutland where witnesses discussed both reassuring signs of progress and areas in need of improvement.