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Pennsylvania Among the 9 States Affected by the Egg Recall

On April 13, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published a press release announcing an egg recall. Rose Acre Farms has voluntarily recalled over 200 million eggs over […]

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Spark Therapeutics Gene Therapy for Blindness Moves Forward With FDA

There’s a greater chance now than ever before that the Food and Drug Administration‘s first two approved gene therapies will both come from Philadelphia. This week, […]

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FDA Asks Endo to Pull “Risky” Opioid Painkiller From Market

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration made an unprecedented move when it asked Malvern-headquartered Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove its opioid painkiller medication, Opana ER, […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: GLADD Study Shows Major Drop in LGBT Diversity in Films

Only 25.5 percent of the LGBT characters portrayed in films from seven major studios this year are of color. While Hollywood’s racial diversity issues have […]

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Frozen Vegetables Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

If you were planning on cracking open some frozen veggies for dinner tonight, make sure to check the label: CRF Frozen Foods has recalled 15 frozen vegetable […]

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Change of Plans: FDA Delays Deadline for Calorie-Labeling Rule

Back in November we told you guys about the Food and Drug Administration’s calorie-labeling rule that was set to go into effect this December, remember? If […]

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Report: F.D.A. Partially Lifting Gay Blood Donor Ban

The New York Times is reporting that the F.D.A. will lift the ban that prohibits all gay men from donating blood; according to the new policy, only […]

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5 Things to Know About the FDA’s New Calorie-Labeling Rules for Restaurants

When you order a dish at a restaurant (or a drink, for that matter), there’s a strong chance you have no idea how many calories […]

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Recall Alert: Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Almond Butter

Warning, nut butter fiends: Yesterday, the FDA announced the recall of peanut and almond butters distributed across the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and […]

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Gluten-Free Eaters Rejoice: “Gluten-Free” Label Actually Means Something Now

Last August, the Food and Drug Administration officially defined the the characteristics required for a product to be called “gluten-free”, but manufacturers were given a […]

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Here’s What the FDA Wants New Nutrition Labels to Look Like

The Food and Drug Administration just released a mockup of what nutrition labels could look like under the agencies new proposals for food labeling. The […]

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“You’ll Lose Your Teeth, Kid”: The FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign for Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just released its first ever anti-smoking campaign, NPR reports. It’s aimed at getting teens to quit—and to prevent them […]

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HIV Home Test on the Horizon

This week, the FDA voted to approve an over-the-counter HIV test that could be used in the privacy of one’s home. The OraQuick In-Home HIV […]