Latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration News

FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

Sep. 14, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

U.S. health regulators say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety, including an independent analysis that suggests certain rare health problems might be more common with silicone gel implants. The Food and Drug Administration said it would...

Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8...

Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly flat on Wall Street

Sep. 12, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. After wobbling between gains and losses, U.S. stocks are finishing with a split decision as technology companies dropped, canceling out gains for energy companies. U.S. crude rose 1.6 percent Wednesday and closed...

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Sep. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on...

New sugar label rules about maple syrup, honey coming soon

Sep. 6, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that will provide an alternate labeling option for pure maple syrup and honey will be released next year. The agency announced months ago that it was considering requiring pure maple syrup and honey to be...

Judge orders quick action on graphic cigarette warnings

Sep. 5, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to quickly finish writing a rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements. Judge Indira Talwani in Boston said Wednesday the FDA hasn't worked fast enough to issue new requirements after previous graphic...

House Ethics Committee investigating Iowa Rep. Rod Blum

Sep. 4, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether U.S. Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa violated any rules related to an unusual business he founded while in office but failed to disclose, its leaders announced Tuesday. The committee said it would continue a previously undisclosed inquiry...

Feds confirm 507 people sick after eating McDonald's salad

Aug. 24, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal health officials say they've confirmed more than 500 cases of people who became sick with an intestinal illness after eating McDonald's salads. The illnesses reported earlier this year are linked to the cyclospora parasite, which can cause diarrhea, intestinal pain, nausea or...

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

Aug. 15, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy...

Mississippi woman sues Goldfish cracker makers over illness

Aug. 13, 2018 6:31 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman is making a federal case out of a life-threatening bout with salmonella that she blames on Goldfish crackers. The Clarion Ledger reported Friday that 26-year-old Bailey Finch is accusing Pepperidge Farm and one of its manufacturers of negligence for allegedly...