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Concerns raised about imported seafood

Health experts say fish is a good addition to any diet, but new information suggests buyers should beware.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 10:24am EST

Tags: Jeanne Meserve, Lacey Mason, seafood, shrimp

FDA: Dozens of places in D.C. area bought medications from Mass. pharmacy

The FDA says about 40 medical facilities in the D.C. area bought other medications from the pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 04:49pm EDT

Tags: meningitis, paula wolfson, Piccard Surgery Center

FDA approves Supernus' epilepsy drug Oxtellar XR

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration approved its once- per-day epilepsy drug Oxtellar XR. Its shares jumped more than 10 percent in morning trading.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc., epilepsy

Petition to take potentially dangerous dog treats off shelves

Over the past 18 months the FDA says 360 dogs and one cat have died in illnesses that may involve the jerky treats. Illnesses have been reported in 50 states and six Canadian provinces.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 11:49am EDT

Tags: dog treats,

FDA warns of bacteria in shellfish from NY harbor

The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York's Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:46pm EDT

Tags: shellfish, Oyster Bay Harbor, New York, illness

Senate bill aims to increase drug import safety

U.S. regulators would inspect more drug manufacturing facilities in China, India and other foreign countries as part of legislation approved Thursday that aims to step up oversight of the nation's imported pharmaceutical supply.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: Food and Drug Administration, drug manufacturing

FDA may let you get meds without prescriptions

The proposal being considered by the Food and Drug Administration would be for you to answer questions online or at a pharmacy kiosk to get medicine to treat chronic conditions.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 06:48am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, prescriptions

Focus on new FDA powers after salmonella outbreak

A salmonella outbreak has now sickened 100 people in the United States, and a food-safety advocacy group says rules already on the books could have prevented anybody from getting sick.

Saturday - 04/07/2012, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: OMB, salmonella, STOP Foodborne Illness

CDC on the lookout for source of salmonella outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control is looking for a culprit after a salmonella outbreak sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:48pm EDT

Tags: salmonella,

Requirements on medical implants lax to non-existent

Medical devices implanted in the human body, from pins and artificial joints to heart defibrillators and surgical mesh, don't require any medical testing, a Consumer Reports investigation has uncovered.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 09:35am EDT

Tags: Consumer Reports, surgical implants

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