Posts tagged "FDA"
Q&A with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

Q&A with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to Public Health Newswire about National Public Health Week, current FDA goals and how the U.S. can become the healthiest nation in one generation.
FDA proposes nutrition label changes, health advocates respond

FDA proposes nutrition label changes, health advocates respond

Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed changes to its Nutrition Facts label for the first time since its introduction to U.S. consumers in 1993.
FDA targets at-risk youths with tobacco prevention campaign

FDA targets at-risk youths with tobacco prevention campaign

The Food and Drug Administration changed the conversation about national tobacco prevention Tuesday, putting the focus directly on children.
Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The past, present and future of tobacco

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The past, present and future of tobacco

Imagine a world in which more than half of all adults smoked. Worse, imagine a world in which you were constantly forced to breathe in the proven-deadly chemicals released by tobacco products.

FDA calls menthol in cigarettes ‘a public health risk’

In April, APHA signed on to a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, citing the fact that young people and members of racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately harmed by the mint flavoring. Today, the FDA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking related...

‘Worse than average’ flu season past its peak, CDC’s Frieden tells Congress

This year’s flu season began early, has peaked and has begun to decline in most parts of the country, CDC Director Tom Frieden told members of a House committee last week. “But there are still many cases around the country and it’s likely that flu activity will continue for many weeks.”

FDA proposes long-awaited food safety rules

Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation’s food safety system, the Food and Drug Administration Friday proposed rules that will provide greater protections for consumers.

Meningitis outbreak prompts public health response

A deadly meningitis outbreak that has claimed 12 lives across 10 states has mobilized federal and local officials and health care providers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a multistate investigation.

Aug. 15 news: Tobacco ruling, FDA, Cal Ripken

Putting fruit juice in chocolate may make for a healthier treat, according to study; FDA selects strains for 2012-2013 flu vaccines with help from CDC and other public health organizations; and two-thirds of people want to know if Alzheimer’s is in their future. Read these and other stories headlining public health news for Wednesday, Aug....

FDA approves first drug to reduce HIV risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of HIV to people not yet infected.

Today’s news: Affordable Care Act, HIV, FDA

Landmark Affordable Care Act ruling and its immediate aftermath, including on smoking prevention; public health groups recognize June 27 for National HIV Testing Day; and how much coffee is healthy? Those stories and more topping public health headlines today, Friday, June 29, 2012.

Federal appeals court backs tobacco regulation law, warning labels

A U.S. appeals court delivered a major public health victory Monday when it ruled to uphold the graphic warning label mandate on cigarette packs in addition to other key measures included in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, enacted in 2009.