Allergan recalls textured breast implant tied to rare cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical device maker Allergan Inc. is recalling a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer. The company Wednesday announced a worldwide recall of impl...

Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the maker of OxyContin responded to a growing wave of opioid abuse by making the painkiller harder to snort and inject. But has that reformulation translated int...

New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. ...

FDA targets vaping 'influencers' for online promotions

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other socia...

Online Rx startups offer convenience but also raise concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do you get men excited about decades-old pills for hair loss, erectile dysfunction and other potentially embarrassing health conditions? Online startups includi...

Judge orders FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing the health effects of e-cigarettes. The ruling handed down Wednesday says the agency...

Breast implants tied to rare cancer to remain on US market

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market. But the Food and Drug Administration said women s...

Juul nicotine hit may be 'Worst for kids, best for smokers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — She tried gums, patches and various electronic cigarettes to quit smoking. What finally worked for Chantel Williams was a small, reusable e-cigarette called Juul that packs a big nic...

US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complication...

Pass It On: Addiction network CEO emphasizes education

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Addiction Centers CEO Michael Cartwright learned the lessons of recovery and treatment first hand. He struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol as a te...

Insider Q&A: American Addiction Centers CEO talks treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tools for treating drug addiction are there — they just aren't reaching most of the people who need them. That's the conclusion reached by the National Academie...

US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Adm...

US experts revisit breast implant safety after new concerns

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in a multi-decade debate about their health effect...

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday,...

US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering...