Articles Tagged 'FDA'
FDA authorizes expanded use of medical abortion pill
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has kicked up a potential abortion hornet’s nest with states that impose restrictions on a common abortion-inducing drug, approving… READ MORE
Feds come after trans fats
WASHINGTON-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… READ MORE
FDA LOWERS AGE FOR BUYERS OF PLAN B PILL TO 15
WASHINGTON — In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15… READ MORE
FDA WON’T REGULATE PA. BIRTH CONTROL MACHINE
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.
FDA spokeswoman Erica Jefferson said Friday that officials looked at publicly available information about the Shippensburg University vending program, spoke with university and campus health officials, and decided no action was necessary.… READ MORE
Activists to take on Capitol Hill: Lay off our milk, lemonade
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
Milk and lemonade may seem like the staples of youthful innocence, but on Saturday a group of activists hope to… READ MORE
Obama issues executive order aimed at curbing drug shortages
ByÂ David NakamuraÂ andÂ Rob Stein, Washington Post
President Obama ordered federal regulators Monday to step up efforts to prevent shortages and price fixing of… READ MORE
New Morning-After Pill Ella Wins FDA Approval
ByÂ Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News
The FDA has approved Ella, a new morning-after contraceptive pill effective for up to five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
An FDA expert advisory panel last June unanimously urged the FDA to approve the drug. Called Ella in the U.S., the drug already is approved in Europe and sold there as … READ MORE