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FDA Approves First Dissolving Stent for US Patients

A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries. But not so fast, say experts. Abbott Laboratories’ newly-approved Absorb stent comes with one important caveat: it hasn’t yet been shown to be safer than older metal implants. The Food and Drug Administration approved the device…

Don’t Eat Raw Cookie Dough, FDA Warns After E. Coli Outbreak

Cookie dough may be tempting to taste before it’s been baked, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people to resist that temptation due to concerns that the dough could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Dozens of people have been sickened due to an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 linked to flour, prompting the FDA…

Watch: New Weight Loss Tool

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FDA Approves Implant to Fight Opioid Addiction

A newly FDA-approved implant, Probuphine, releases a low dose of medication to treat opioid addiction. Braeburn Pharmaceuticals An implantable treatment for opioid addiction was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adding a new option in the fight against a growing epidemic. The implant, a match-sized rod that is inserted under the skin, releases a milder opioid drug…

Frozen Food Recall Covers Hundreds of Items From Many Stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014….

FDA to Start Regulating E-Cigarettes

A man uses an electronic cigarette in this undated file photo. Martina Paraninfi/Getty Images E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency announced today. The FDA announced a plan to regulate e-cigarettes two years ago,…