Food and Drug Administration
Mar 15, 2013 10:09 EDT
The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it was reviewing results of unpublished studies hinting at higher risks of ulcers and pancreatic cancer for users of certain anti-diabetes drugs.
Mar 10, 2013 06:51 EDT
An implant device designed by US firm Boston Scientific to prevent strokes in high risk people helps avert blood clotting, a new study said.
Mar 09, 2013 14:51 EST
A combination drug containing niacin failed to lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes and even proved harmful for some with vascular disease, a study released Saturday reported.
Feb 28, 2013 22:37 EST
The United States was braced for $85 billion in budget cuts due to hit Friday in a self-inflicted wound brought on by deep ideological antipathy between President Barack Obama and Republicans.
Feb 21, 2013 13:13 EST
US justice authorities indicted Thursday the owners and two employees of what was once one of the country's largest peanut processors over the 2008-2009 salmonella outbreak that poisoned hundreds and killed nine.
Feb 20, 2013 20:20 EST
Call it a case of honey laundering.
Feb 13, 2013 15:22 EST
Health experts are urging the United States and other countries to boost their ability to identify fake or subpar medicines and close loopholes that allow products to be falsified or diluted.
Feb 11, 2013 13:02 EST
The world's biggest insulin producer Novo Nordisk Monday had 10.7 billion euros ($14.4 billion) wiped off its market value after the company said US authorities had rejected its applications for two new insulin treatments.
Feb 11, 2013 06:50 EST
Shares in the world's biggest insulin producer Novo Nordisk plunged by up to 15 percent on Monday after the company said US drug authorities had rejected its applications for two new insulin treatments.
Feb 07, 2013 15:46 EST
A US insurance firm filed a lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Thursday, demanding he return $12 million in bonus money paid for his Tour de France triumphs.
Feb 06, 2013 22:24 EST
Lance Armstrong, facing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit and reportedly the subject of a new criminal probe, has been given a bit of breathing room from the US Anti-Doping Agency.
Feb 06, 2013 19:45 EST
US federal agents are investigating disgraced former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, ABC News reported Wednesday.
Feb 06, 2013 16:07 EST
US federal agents are investigating disgraced former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, reports said Wednesday.
Feb 05, 2013 22:07 EST
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Jan 28, 2013 06:06 EST
Asian markets began the week on a mixed note Monday, with the Nikkei sinking on profit-taking after breaking 11,000 in early trade, while a rally on Wall Street boosted a buying incentive.
Jan 22, 2013 19:28 EST
A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term impact on their IQ, a study said on Wednesday.
Jan 11, 2013 07:17 EST
France insisted Friday on restricting the prescription of newer-generation birth control pills even as Europe's medicines watchdog declared there was no evidence to back a health warning.
Jan 10, 2013 13:05 EST
US authorities ordered sleep drug makers to lower their recommended dosage because evidence shows some people wake up groggy and not in the best shape to do things like drive.
Jan 03, 2013 11:24 EST
A French watchdog has sharpened its attack on newer-generation contraceptive pills, demanding curbs on their use to help reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots.
Dec 31, 2012 17:33 EST
US health regulators said Monday they had licensed a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis -- the first such federal approval aimed at tackling the deadly disease in 40 years.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Food and Drug Administration|
|Preceding agencies||Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration (July 1927 to July 1930)|
Bureau of Chemistry, USDA (July 1901 through July 1927)
Division of Chemistry, USDA (Established 1862)
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of the United States|
|Headquarters||10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20993|
|Annual budget||$2.3 billion (2008)|
|Agency executive||Margaret A. Hamburg, FDA commissioner|
|Parent agency||Department of Health and Human Services|