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Device approval exposes political pressure on FDA

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has taken the unprecedented step of acknowledging that it buckled to "extreme" pressure from Capitol Hill in its approval of a knee repair device last year. While FDA officials call ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Medications
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Wyeth sues FDA to block rival generic antibiotic

(AP) -- Drugmaker Wyeth on Wednesday sued the Food and Drug Administration to block the sale of a generic rival to its intravenous antibiotic Zosyn, claiming the generic is not an equivalent product and could harm critically ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Medications
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FDA: Yes, lots of lipsticks contain lead

The good news: After a long, tight-lipped silence, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration tested lipsticks for lead -- a move that eco-nonprofit organizations like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have been calling for years. After ...

dateSep 05, 2009 in Health
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Senate to vote on FDA power to regulate tobacco

(AP) -- A tobacco control bill set to win Senate approval would give the federal government broad new powers to monitor and change a toxic substance that contributes to some 400,000 deaths every year.

dateJun 11, 2009 in Health
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FDA panel backs 3 psychiatric drugs for kids

(AP) -- Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that three blockbuster psychiatric drugs appear safe and effective for children and adolescents, despite side effects that can increase the risk of diabetes.

dateJun 11, 2009 in Medications
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