Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a ke...

Some help, more needed for Florida girl with rare blood type

MIAMI (AP) — A New York woman with a rare blood type is donating two units to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer. News outlets report the woman had dona...

High court seems likely to side with Merck in Fosamax case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems likely to side with drugmaker Merck in a dispute over the warning label on its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax. During arguments Monday in a...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 2 USA Today on the partial government shutdown and Trump's demand for bi...

Taiwan takes 3 million blood pressure tablets off shelves due to cancer risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Saturday it was taking 3.22 million tablets of the blood pressure drug Cosar (脈莎平膜衣錠50毫克) off shelves due to the potential presence o...

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

SEATTLE (AP) — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President ...

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood. At least 12 p...

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final app...

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. ...

FDA permits 'export only' medical devices not for use in US

Australian Army veteran Wolfgang Neszpor was stunned when he heard his recently repaired shoulder squeak. "You could really hear it," he said. He recalled when the ...

AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps have high number of injuries

DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September 2012,...

FDA's 'flawed' device pathway persists with industry backing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 3,000 medical devices enter the U.S. market every year through a system that generally requires little or no patient testing to verify safety and effectiveness. ...

FDA goal to be "first" on devices worries former regulators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Jeffrey Shuren was adamant: The United States would never cut corners to fast-track the approval of medical devices. "We don't use our people as guinea pigs in ...

US goal to be "first" on devices worries former regulators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration's device center was adamant: the U.S. would never cut corners to speed up product approvals. In 2011, the FDA's Dr. Jef...

US FDA plans overhaul of decades-old medical device system

WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials say they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which experts have long criticized for failing to catch problems wit...