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FDA Recommends Ending Ban on Blood Donations From Gay Men
In a major shift, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that they will recommend changing the controversial policy that bans gay men from donating blood. A statement released from FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the agency would recommend allowing gay and bisexual men to
FDA: New Calorie Display Rules Go Into Effect Nationwide
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its final rules for nationwide nutritional labeling on menus and vending machines earlier today. A little-known provision in the Affordable Care Act called for all food establishments nationwide to post calorie counts on their menus. Other nutrient
The Supremes Tackle Gay Marriage
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CONSIDER THIS: Hovering over the Supreme Court’s 2014 docket of interesting cases is the blockbuster issue of gay marriage. According to ABC’s Supreme Court watcher ARIANE DE VOGUE, the justices will meet behind closed doors today to discuss whether to
At White House, Prescription Drug Protesters Call for New FDA Chief
WASHINGTON — Hundreds gathered outside the White House today to demand tighter regulation of prescription painkillers and the removal of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg. “Hey hey, ho ho, Peggy Hamburg’s got to go!” protesters chanted outside the White House. Hamburg,
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Devin Dwyer:...
FDA Seeks to Regulate E-Cigarettes
The FDA will soon begin regulating e-cigarettes, the agency has announced. A proposed rule, which the FDA will post online at 9 a.m. Thursday, will seek to place e-cigarettes–along with cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, dissolvable tobacco products and nicotine gels–under the FDA’s authority ...
Health Care Advocates Protest FDA Approval of 'Killer' Pain Reliever
A new opiate painkiller approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come under fire from health care advocates who say the medication may be too dangerous to be on the market. The painkiller Zohydro is said to be 10 times more potent than Vicodin. As a result, the drug has made many
Nutrition Labels Get a Facelift to Reflect Reality
For the first time in more than two decades, the White House and the Food and Drug Administration are unveiling major changes to the iconic and outdated nutrition facts label found on most food packages. The new label is being announced later this morning by...
New Ad Campaign Appeals to Teens' Vanity to Curb Smoking
In its latest battle against under-aged tobacco use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banking on two things that are important to teens — having control of their lives and looking good. The FDA is unveiling a national campaign today intended to reduce the...