Senator Bernie Sanders joined 16 Democratic senators in asking the FDA to drop the "antiquated and stigmatizing" deferral policy for men who have sex with men.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, scientists are scrambling to identify treatments that may be effective against the disease.
Abbott Laboratories is the the latest company to receive an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a test for the new coronavirus.
FDA Commissioner Hahn said the new policies would help address "urgent public health concerns by helping to expand the number and variety of diagnostic tests, as well as available testing capabilities in health care settings, and reference and commercial laboratories."
Over 100 cases of the deadly virus, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide, have been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University.
A team of researchers examined hundreds of thousands of Instagram posts related to vaping.
The Food and Drug Administration has released a statement ending the consumer advisory on romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California area.
Patients currently taking the drug should talk to their health care professionals, the agency said.
The FDA hopes the policy will curb "epidemic levels" of youths vaping.
"While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program," the FSIS said.
The virus killed more than 11,000 people during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa.
Dozens of people have been hospitalized and many more reported ill with food poisoning after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli. The FDA continues to investigate.
"If these reports are true, it could be a big blow to many millions of people on this drug," an expert said.
Mondolez Global has voluntarily recalled select batches of Nabisco Cheese Nips over concerns they may contain pieces of yellow plastic.
Customers are being advised to return products after six complaints were made concerning plastic contamination.
The warning comes amid a U.S.-wide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is the latest company to issue a voluntary recall of ranitidine products over concerns regarding "probable" carcinogen NDMA.
The notice comes after a review of laboratory certificates found the salmon may be harboring a potentially deadly bacteria—Clostridium botulinum.
More than 5 million high school and middle school students used e-cigarettes in 2019, up from 3.6 million the year before, despite prevention efforts.
The recall affects products sold under the brand names Del Monte, HEB, Hungryroot, Kroger Organic, Mann's, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco and Trader Joe's.
The drug company is pulling batches of the drug distributed between July and August 2019.
Clinical trials for the drug were discontinued earlier this year, sending shockwaves through the industry.
A transdermal patch that could bring relief to people with schizophrenia has been approved by the FDA.
Stacy Wagers said she became seriously ill "within seconds" of drinking water with liquid nitrogen in it at a restaurant on the premises of The Don CeSar hotel in St Pete Beach, Florida.
Zantac and ranitidine have made a lot of headlines recently, after the FDA made the decision to investigate possible contaminants in ranitidine products.
"I understood that if I didn't turn my hope for treatments, cures, and a future into action, then no one else would."
The FDA issued a warning last year about the common pain relief medicine that the patient used.
"Consumers should not use these products, and parents should not give these products to their children for any reason."
David C. Fajgenbaum was diagnosed with Castleman disease in 2010 and failed to respond to the only approved drug.
The agency cautions it can't test all supplements "that have potentially harmful hidden ingredients."