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    The Food and Drug Administration helped Arizona and California obtain a quick overseas source of a hard-to-find execution drug even as the agency declared it would not regulate or block imports, records show.

  • Tobacco

    The Food and Drug Administration says it must review tobacco products that were introduced or changed after February 2007 in order for companies to keep selling them.

  • Lettuce

    Obama is getting a chance to allay people's fears about the safety of their food. He is set to sign a $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving Washington new power to increase inspections at food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted products.

  • Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said it would appeal a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to remove the approval for the drug’s indication for metastatic breast cancer, but analysts doubt the appeal would be successful.

  • Orexigen

    Investors sent shares of diet drug makers soaring Wednesday, one day after an FDA advisory panel recommended approval of Orexigen Therapeutic's weight loss drug Contrave.

  • Allen Stanford

    Newly released documents detail 12 years of fits and starts at the Securities and Exchange Commission as financier Allen Stanford was allegedly running a global Ponzi scheme.

  • Four Loko

    Federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week, according to a New York senator.

  • Not humanity, but the drug company. Watch his interview with CEO Alfred Mann.

  • Austin "Jack" DeCoster (right) appears in district court in Lewiston, Maine.

    Farms tied to one of the country’s biggest egg producers were a source of Salmonella enteritidis in the United States in the 1980s and again recently.

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    The Iowa egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella outbreak received hundreds of positive results for salmonella in the two years before its eggs sickened more than 1,500 people, congressional investigators said Tuesday.

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    Some say disease is another reason to detest industrial-size farms, while others see them as an economic savior, reports The New York Times.

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    Faced with a crisis more than a decade ago in which thousands of people were sickened from salmonella in infected eggs, farmers in Britain began vaccinating their hens against the bacteria. That simple but decisive step virtually wiped out the health threat.

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    Take mice from freezer. Thaw (but not in the microwave, please). Feed to pet snakes.   And do not forget to wash your hands.

  • The very large French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis may potentially make an offer to buy shares, at a much higher per-share price than the company is worth, to the biotech company Genzyme.

  • Government Regulation

    The financial regulation bill agreed upon by Congressional leaders overnight is too weak and will not reform the system, Williams Isaac, former chiarman of the FDIC, told CNBC.

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    A year after a new law put tobacco regulation in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration, one thing is clear: It will likely be years before any of the most aggressive steps to reduce deaths from smoking might happen.

  • FDA

    Federal health experts say a new type of morning-after pill that works longer than existing products is safe and effective.

  • FDA

    Federal health regulators said Wednesday the first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to make a significant impact on libido in two studies.

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    Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

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    A Congressional investigation into a recent recall of children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines has been stymied by the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, investigators say, raising the prospect that new measures — like issuing of subpoenas to compel cooperation — could be invoked.