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FDA Warns Of Possible EpiPen Malfunction

(CNN) - The FDA is warning about the possibility of EpiPen malfunctions. EpiPens are devices that deliver life-saving medication in cases of severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. According to the FDA, manufacturing defects or user error could prevent them…

FDA: Only Purchase Enough Food For The Week

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to empty shelves at grocery stores. Agency officials insist there are no nation-wide food shortages. FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn says Americans should only buy enough food to…

FDA Taking Action On Flavored Vaping Violations

(CNN) - The FDA is cracking down on companies that continue to sell flavored, cartridge-based vaping products in violation of the agency's new policy. The policy took effect in February. It prioritizes enforcement actions against cartridge-based vaping products in…

FDA: Companies Selling "Unapproved Drugs"

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration warns companies are selling “unapproved drugs” for the coronavirus. On Monday, regulators chastised seven companies for selling drugs that claim to prevent or treat covid-19. According to officials, the drugs “pose significant…

CDC No Longer Reporting Coronavirus Testing Cases

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stopped tallying the people tested for coronavirus. That halts a process of reporting the CDC had started since January. Democratic representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin wrote the CDC saying…

FDA Sending Out 15K Coronavirus Test Kits

(CNN) - The federal government is prepared to fight the coronavirus. Vice president Mike Pence calls it "an all hands on deck effort." He says more than 15,000 testing kits are out and that the FDA passed a testing…

CDC, FDA: E Coli Outbreak Likely Linked To Jimmy John's

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it believes a multi-state E. Coli outbreak is linked to Jimmy John's. 14 people in Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Utah and Iowa have become ill after eating clover sprouts from…

Tobacco Oversight May Move From FDA Under Trump Budget

(CNN) - The Trump administration wants to change the way tobacco and e-cigarette products are regulated. The proposal would shift the oversight of tobacco products out of the Food and Drug Administration's control. Instead, a new agency based out…

1st Drug Approved To Treat Kids' Peanut Allergies

(CNN) - The FDA approved the first drug to treat peanut allergies in children on Friday. The new medication called Palforzia can be used in children ages four to 17. It's for children who have been diagnosed with a…

Study: Parkinson's May Affect Brain Before Birth

(CNN) - A new study suggests Parkinson's disease may begin before birth. The research by Cedars-Sinai Medical center focused on young-onset Parkinson's when the neuro-degenerative disorder develops before the age of 50. It found people with young-onset Parkinson's may…