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Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:41

Apple plans Parkinson's app, cardiac devices

Apple has plans to build an app to diagnose Parkinson's disease and two separate but related cardiac devices, the website MobiHealthNews has reported, based on emails exchanged between the company and the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Thursday, 08 July 2010 08:41

First ever telescope goes into eye

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a micro-sized implantable telescope for the eyes of older people with end-stage macular degeneration. It's a sight to behold!


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Saturday, 08 May 2010 23:25

Lettuce with E. coli attacks again

Lettuce is at the source of a May 2010 E. coli outbreak that has reached 23 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. The Associated Press reports that Freshway Foods has recalled the brands 'Freshway' and 'Imperial Sysco.'


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Wednesday, 21 April 2010 23:45

FDA asked to force salt out of foods

Members of the Institute of Medicine issued a statement requesting that the FDA set federal standards to gradually reduce the amount of salt inside foods manufactured in the United States, along with being served in restaurants and provided by food service companies.

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 00:15

Harvard: Camel Orbs too close to Tic Tacs

A research study has found that Camel Orbs, a product being test marketed by tobacco company R. J. Reynolds, closely resemble the breath mint Tic Tacs. Harvard researchers say if they are accidently ingested by children, this "tobacco candy" could poison them.

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Monday, 12 April 2010 22:33

FDA has questions about chemical triclosan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the chemical triclosan, which is commonly found in toothpaste, antibacterial soap, and other consumer goods. The FDA is concerned that triclosan can alter hormone levels.


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Saturday, 27 March 2010 01:50

FDA wants restrictions on teen tanning bed use

A FDA advisory panel recommended on March 25, 2010, that the use of tanning beds in the United States be restricted for children and teenagers. Growing evidence shows that tanning beds can cause skin cancer especially when used young in life.


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Tuesday, 09 February 2010 02:15

Concerns mount over melatonin drinks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns that sleep and relaxation drinks containing melatonin may have an adverse affect on the human body. Scientific studies have yet to be conducted to prove whether they are safe or dangerous to the human body.

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According to a U.S. study of chain restaurants in the Boston area, the actual calorie content of their menu items was on average about 18% higher than that listed on their advertisements. And, frozen food companies didn't do much better at 8% higher than what was advertised.

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Sunday, 18 October 2009 19:53

FDA warns of fake online H1N1 drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers, on October 15, 2009, about the Web advertising of fake “Tamiflu” pills for H1N1 flu treatments. The FDA states that such purchases should only be made through licensed U.S. pharmacies and with a medical professional’s prescription.

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Saturday, 25 July 2009 18:40

NJOY refutes FDA's claim about E-cigarettes

The Njoy company has issued a news release stating that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's analysis concerning its E-cigarette contains "omissions" and "scientific inconsistencies." Njoy is having an independent third party analysis performed on the FDA study.

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Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:20

FDA calls E-cigarettes 'Illegal'

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to users of electronic cigarettes: "The products we reviewed so far we found to be illegal."

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Sunday, 07 June 2009 02:41

The eyes have it: Zap your wrinkles at home

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves an over-the-counter laser device to treat wrinkles around the eyes. Palomar Medical Technologies makes the announcement on Thursday, June 4, 2009, and Wall Street likes the idea. And, likely, so will people with wrinkles around their eyes!

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement on Saturday, May 2, 2009, that is had approved the branded name Dysport as a way to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines.

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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Allergan’s branded Botox and other such drugs will be required to have stronger warning messages on their labels after breathing and swallowing problems occurred, and after rare deaths and hospitalizations happened, all while the drug was being used for medical treatments.

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Wednesday, 24 December 2008 03:56

FDA claims Diet Coke Plus violates its rules

The FDA has sent a warning letter to the Coca-Cola Company, saying that it is not appropriate to market its soda Diet Coke Plus as nutritious and fortified. The Coke company includes "Diet Coke with Vitamins & Minerals” on its DC+ pop labels.

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On December 22, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to use twenty-seven weight-loss products, primarily sold over the Internet, because they contain ingredients that are not identified on their labels and which may place the user at a health risk.

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Saturday, 13 December 2008 21:09

To limit fish eating or not: FDA and EPA at odds

For years the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised some groups of people to limit their amount of fish eaten because of mercury contamination. However, even though the FDA is considering this change the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is against it. Officials at both agencies have extremely different viewpoints.

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Saturday, 13 December 2008 02:04

U.S. FDA warns about asthma drugs Serevent, Foradil

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Thursday, December 11, 2008, that the risks of the two prescription drugs Serevent and Foradil outweigh their benefits. However, the FDA considers the asthma drugs Advair and Symbicort safer to use.

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Officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that the goo in wrinkle fillers can have ugly side effects including swelling, allergic reactions, infections, and even life-threatening complications.

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