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FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug for cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.

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Drug warning from FDA targets men’s testosterone treatments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have never been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue.

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FDA issues new requirements for defibrillator safety

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.

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FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks.

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FDA extending comment period on e-cigarette rules

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The public will have more time to weigh in on a federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Saturday afternoon prepared to sign Colorado's "Right To Try" law, which allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Saturday afternoon prepared to sign Colorado's "Right To Try" law, which allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
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States Move to Allow Experimental Drugs for Some

Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado.

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FDA Shuts Down DE Cheese Plant

The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.

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FDA Considers New Restrictions On Pain Relievers Containing Acetaminophen
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FDA Looks to Reboot Nonprescription Drug System

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments.

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Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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FDA to Ban Trans Fats

Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

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