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Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. In a letter released Wednesday, more than a ...

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FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack. The repeal means patients will ...

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FDA issues report on energy drinks

 The Food and Drug Administration has released some detailed information on adverse event reports related to several popular energy drinks. The release takes into account reports of adverse health events and product complaints filed with the FDA between Jan. 1, ...

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