U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Peaches Linked To Salmonella Outbreak In 9 States

(CNN) - Tainted peaches could be the cause of a salmonella outbreak in nine states. More than 60 people were sickened from the bad fruit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the incident. The bagged peaches were…

FDA Greenlights New Saliva-Based Test

(CNN) - If getting a nasal swab to test for COVID-19 makes you cringe; here's some good news. A new test could use your saliva instead. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for the "salivadirect" test…

NIH Halts Clinical Hydroxychloroquine Trial

(CNN) - The National Institute of Health is stopping its trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine saying it is not beneficial to coronavirus patients. On Saturday, the agency announced a data and safety monitoring board met and determined there was…

39 States Report Lung Disease Cases With Poss Link To Vaping

(CNN) - Six deaths from lung disease possibly tied to vaping have been reported in the U.S. And now 39 states confirm similar illnesses. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts are warning teens and…

FDA Ok's Medical Device To Treat Adhd In Kids

(CNN) - A medical device to treat childhood ADHD has been approved by the FDA. It's the first medical device of its kind. The Monarch External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System was given the OK by the U.S. Food and…

Kratom Linked To More Deaths Than Previously Known

(CNN) - Health officials are urging caution about Kratom. This, as a new study links more deaths with the herbal drug than was previously known. Kratom is a plant from southeast Asia that's sold in pills, capsules and extracts.…

FDA Proposes New Fluoride Standard For Bottled Water

(CNN) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a lower concentration of added fluoride in bottled water, if finalized, the new regulation would lower allowable levels of fluoride in bottled water to point-seven milligrams per liter. Right…

FDA To Discuss The Safety Of Breast Implants

(CNN) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at breast implants. While most women have no serious complications, there are some cases of pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues. In an open meeting Monday and…