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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 11, 2015

...R-Alaska, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, have been trying to get the FDA to change its rules, without much success. They requested the move last fall, but an FDA spokesman said he didn't know when the agency would decide whether to remove...
My Turn: Know what you eat

...salmon into Atlantic salmon. We've come to know this genetically modified animal as Frankenfish. It's the first time the FDA would approve a genetically modified animal for human consumption. Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
No more trans fat: FDA banning the infamous artery-clogger

...fats as a threat to public health, the FDA announced Thursday it will require the and to local laws, Even so, the FDA said getting rid of the rest - the average...disrupt markets," said Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for foods. Still...
My Turn: Brewing up success stories animals or have them dried and treated to the government's liking - an expensive proposition. Yes, that's right. The FDA was saying that the brewers would have to prove that the grains they'd already used to brew beer for us to drink was suitable...
Genetically engineered salmon still a ways off as FDA delays approval

...states.It appeared last year that the FDA might approve the engineered salmon quickly...congressional pushback and a lack of action by the FDA could mean the fish won't be on the nation's...agriculture spending bill that would prevent the FDA from spending any money on approving the...
FDA outlines path for lower-priced biotech drugs

...competition.The guidelines issued by the FDA on Thursday are the final step in a decades-long...patient access and lower cost to consumers," FDA's drug division director Dr. Janet Woodcock...never faced generic competition because the FDA did not have power to approve copies of...
Fish or frankenfish? FDA weighs altered salmon

...on the nation's dinner tables. If the FDA approves the sale of the salmon, it safe and environmentally sustainable. FDA officials have largely agreed with him...of the advisory committee agreed with the FDA that the company has presented some compelling...
Time for FDA to free up political hostage - RU 486

...before the scheduled approval date, the FDA has apparently come up with yet another...away. Caution is fine. I don't want an FDA that is blase about health risks for women...mifepristone - but the more restrictions the FDA adds, the fewer doctors would sign on...
FDA needs resources to do its current job, not more responsibility

...Bill 625 could have a deadly effect on the FDA, which based on its recent performance...clear mandate and a $2 billion budget, the FDA has proven itself unable to avoid or correct...approved by this very same agency. The FDA's mandate calls for it to ensure the safety...
Outside editorial: FDA issues timid rules for antibiotics in the food chain

...drugs in food-animal production.The FDA has taken this go-slow approach to the...other dangerous diseases.Last week, the FDA, the federal agency responsible for drug...important in the treatment human diseases.The FDA also asked drug manufacturers to voluntarily...


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