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16

May

What are the risks of temporary tattoos?While temporary tattoos aren’t Food and Drug Administration, the dyes added to them are regulated. Officials are asking people to report allergic reactions.

What are the risks of temporary tattoos?
While temporary tattoos aren’t Food and Drug Administration, the dyes added to them are regulated. Officials are asking people to report allergic reactions.

11

Mar

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?
Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

16

Dec

FDA: Companies that make antibacterial soap must prove that it’s safeSoap manufacturers will have a year to provide information about the effects of antibacterial chemicals included in their products.

FDA: Companies that make antibacterial soap must prove that it’s safe
Soap manufacturers will have a year to provide information about the effects of antibacterial chemicals included in their products.

Magnet treatment device for migraines approved by FDAThe home device that treat migraines with a pulse of magnetic energy has shown significant promise in clinical trials.

Magnet treatment device for migraines approved by FDA
The home device that treat migraines with a pulse of magnetic energy has shown significant promise in clinical trials.

29

Nov

Why the FDA told genetic testing company 23andMe to cease marketingThe company, partly funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, sells home DNA kits that allow people to be tested for health risks and trace their ancestry.

Why the FDA told genetic testing company 23andMe to cease marketing
The company, partly funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, sells home DNA kits that allow people to be tested for health risks and trace their ancestry.

08

Nov

5 foods that would be affected by the trans fat ban
Trans fats can still be found in some processed foods like cookies and crackers. (Wait, no! Not the cookies!)

25

Oct

FDA moves to make pet and animal food saferThe proposed rule would require producers of Chinese jerky treats, which are blamed for hundreds of pet deaths, to meet strict new requirements.

FDA moves to make pet and animal food safer
The proposed rule would require producers of Chinese jerky treats, which are blamed for hundreds of pet deaths, to meet strict new requirements.

23

Oct

No FDA recall on jerky treats killing hundreds of petsAlmost 600 dogs have died and thousands more have fallen ill in an outbreak linked to jerky treats made in China. The FDA can’t find anything wrong with the treats, so it can’t do a recall.

No FDA recall on jerky treats killing hundreds of pets
Almost 600 dogs have died and thousands more have fallen ill in an outbreak linked to jerky treats made in China. The FDA can’t find anything wrong with the treats, so it can’t do a recall.

04

Aug

May cause serious skin reactions: Acetaminophen’s new warningThe FDA says the commonly used drug can cause rashes, blisters and — in rare cases — widespread damage to the skin.

May cause serious skin reactions: Acetaminophen’s new warning
The FDA says the commonly used drug can cause rashes, blisters and — in rare cases — widespread damage to the skin.

02

Aug

FDA sets new rules on gluten-free foodsThe agency hopes that their new standards will ‘eliminate uncertainty’ for those with celiac disease when it comes to shopping for food.

FDA sets new rules on gluten-free foods
The agency hopes that their new standards will ‘eliminate uncertainty’ for those with celiac disease when it comes to shopping for food.