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FDA proposes first regulations for electronic cigarettes
By Associated Press | April 24, 2014
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.
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FDA commissioner defends fast-track approval programs
By Virgil Dickson | April 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A day after the Food and Drug Administration proposed a new accelerated approval pathway for some medical devices, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg rejected suggestions that the agency's efforts to get products to market faster put consumers in danger.
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Philips Healthcare suspends production at Ohio facility
By Chuck Soder, Crain's Cleveland Business | April 23, 2014
Philips Healthcare temporarily has suspended production at its medical imaging facility in Highland Heights, Ohio, while it works to improve its quality control processes.
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FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals
By Associated Press | April 22, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions.
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Government should back money-saving medical devices, drug development: study
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Government should promote the development of new medical devices and medications that provide more value and so help reduce overall healthcare costs, according to a new study funded by the RAND Corp.
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Salmonella cases down, but other foodborne bacteria still a problem
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 17, 2014
Little progress has been made toward reducing food poisoning in the U.S., according to new federal data.
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FDA warns of risks with fibroid removal procedure
By Associated Press | April 17, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating fibroids could inadvertently spread cancer from the uterus to other parts of the body.
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Massachusetts cannot ban FDA-approved painkiller, judge rules
By Washington Post | April 16, 2014
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an effort by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to ban sales of a controversial new painkiller in the state, saying the governor's move was pre-empted by federal law and could harm people who need the drug for pain relief.
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FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge
By Rachel Landen | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Lawmakers once again called for action today by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the electronic cigarette industry, issuing a congressional report showing increased marketing of e-cigarettes to youth.
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Magazine
FDA electronic cigarette regulations looming
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Long-awaited rules regulating the production and marketing of electronic cigarettes could be a breath away, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told a Senate subcommittee last week.
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