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Feb 3, 2020

FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy

The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies – but still a long way from a cure. Friday’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration promises to bring some relief to families who’ve lived in fear of an accidental […]

Feb 3, 2020

FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy

The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies – but still a long way from a cure. Friday’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration promises to bring some relief to families who’ve lived in fear of an accidental […]

Oct 31, 2019

Altria writes down Juul investment amid vaping backlash

Altria Group swung to a loss in the third quarter as it wrote down the value of its investment in e-cigarette maker Juul, which has become the primary target of a political backlash against vaping. Richmond, Virginia-based Altria bought roughly a third of Juul for $13 billion last December. On Thursday the company said it […]

Oct 31, 2019

Altria writes down Juul investment amid vaping backlash

Altria Group swung to a loss in the third quarter as it wrote down the value of its investment in e-cigarette maker Juul, which has become the primary target of a political backlash against vaping. Richmond, Virginia-based Altria bought roughly a third of Juul for $13 billion last December. On Thursday the company said it […]

Oct 24, 2019

FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type — to the information given to women considering implants. The agency is also recommending […]

Oct 24, 2019

FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type — to the information given to women considering implants. The agency is also recommending […]

Sep 23, 2019

St. Louis area schools tackle vaping amid illnesses, deaths

E-cigarettes are the current drug of choice in St. Louis’ middle and high schools, students say. Locker rooms and bathrooms smell like fruit from the vapor. Principals have drawers full of confiscated vaping cartridges. Schools have stepped up their anti-vaping efforts this year after a mysterious lung infection has caused at least 450 illnesses and […]

Sep 23, 2019

St. Louis area schools tackle vaping amid illnesses, deaths

E-cigarettes are the current drug of choice in St. Louis’ middle and high schools, students say. Locker rooms and bathrooms smell like fruit from the vapor. Principals have drawers full of confiscated vaping cartridges. Schools have stepped up their anti-vaping efforts this year after a mysterious lung infection has caused at least 450 illnesses and […]

Sep 20, 2019

What makes Impossible meat possible? A ‘bloody’ ingredient

What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two California companies — Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat — […]

Sep 20, 2019

What makes Impossible meat possible? A ‘bloody’ ingredient

What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two California companies — Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat — […]

Sep 10, 2019

Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking

Federal health authorities this week blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug Administration also upped its scrutiny of a number of key aspects of Juul’s business, telling the company to […]

Sep 9, 2019

Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking

Federal health authorities this week blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug Administration also upped its scrutiny of a number of key aspects of Juul’s business, telling the company to […]

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