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Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the...

US governors meet to discuss challenges facing their states

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - More than half of U.S. governors are meeting this week to discuss the biggest challenges facing their states.Those include the...

House panel seeks to block FDA ‘vaping’ rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel is again trying to exempt increasingly popular e-cigarettes from new Food and Drug Administration rules.The legislation approved Wednesday...

House panel seeks to block FDA “vaping” rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel is again trying to exempt increasingly popular e-cigarettes from new Food and Drug Administration rules.The legislation by the...

FDA advisers review data on potential 1st US gene therapy

A panel of cancer experts on Wednesday reviewed what could be the first gene therapy approved in the U.S.The Food and Drug Administration advisory...

Schumer calls on FDA to regulate ‘snortable chocolate’

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal regulators to look into a "snortable chocolate" powder, saying he's worried that it...

FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped nutrition facts panel designed to make it easier to see how many calories and added sugars are in...

Advocate of abstinence-only sex education gets high HHS post

NEW YORK (AP) - A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department...

Illinois professor who pushed for trans fats ban dies at 102

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats has died...

Gun-owners fear regulation from unlikely place: Hearing aids

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable has generated resistance from an unlikely quarter: a gun rights group.Gun...