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Good Question: Why Can’t Drugs Go Generic Right Away?

Lipitor’s patent protection just expired, and the Food and Drug Administration is allowing two companies to produce generics for the next six months. But why does it take so long for a generic to be allowed on the market?

12/01/2011

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McD’s Stops Using MN Egg Supplier Over Shocking Video

McDonald’s Corp. said Friday it has dropped a Minnesota-based egg supplier after an animal rights group released an undercover video of operations at the egg producer’s farms in three states.

11/18/2011

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FDA Warns ‘Yaz’ Birth Control Users Of Blood Clot Risks

The Bayer Corporation makes “Yaz,” and the company has not only marketed the drug as birth control, but also as a drug that helps with acne and mood swings.

10/27/2011

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FDA Warns Of Complications With Medtronic Catheter

Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study’s safety goal.

10/25/2011

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FDA Warns Of Battery Issue With Medtronic Pumps

Federal health officials are warning patients that drug pumps recalled by Medtronic may fail to deliver drugs used to treat chronic pain, spasms and other conditions.

09/12/2011

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Report: FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process Is Flawed

More than 100 medical devices have been recalled after a report showed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process of approving them is flawed.

07/29/2011

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Good Question: Will Graphic Warnings Get Smokers To Quit?

Cigarettes are addictive. Cigarettes cause cancer. Smoking can kill you. In a little more than one year, those are some of the warnings that will appear on cigarette boxes, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets its way.

06/21/2011

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New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers

Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month.

02/11/2011

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