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Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration , according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has approved Sanofi SA's drug Cerdelga to treat patients with type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters.
Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the battery-powered devices smokers use to inhale vapor from a heated liquid nicotine solution and accessories such as liquid nicotine refill bottles.
Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.
A class of drugs sometimes used to control symptoms of dementia appears to increase the risk of acute kidney injury in people who take it, a new study suggests.
U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.
Nestle has recalled a batch of NAN brand infant formula in the Philippines after internal tests discovered products did not contain fatty acids specified on the label.
The Pentagon's health arm published a list Friday of 35 laboratory-developed tests covered under a new pilot program, from the better-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests for breast cancer and in-utero cystic fibrosis to tests for rare inherited disorders like Lynch syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.
McCormick recalls ground oregano Thousands of jars of ground oregano have been recalled over concerns of salmonella contamination.
Sheryl Moore of Pleasant Hill was told that some of her son's tissues wouldn't be donated because his sexual history was unclear, The Des Moines Register reported.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Avastin to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage cervical cancer .
The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply.
Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the FDA has received a number of consumer complaints about bogus products, FDA issues warning on fake Ebola drugs Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the FDA has received a number of consumer complaints about bogus products, Check out this story on wtsp.com: ... (more)
A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found.
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