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FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...artificial trans fats are already gone. The FDA says that between 2003 and 2012, people...But some foods still have them, and the FDA says those trans fats remaining in the food...margarines.To phase the fats out, the FDA made a preliminary determination in 2013...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-17/fda-tells-food-industry-phase-out-tra
Not For Web
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-11/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine

...everyone hopes that targeting drugs to gene mutations will improve survival, "this may be far more complex than we realize."The FDA has never approved a drug that was not aimed at a specific tumor type such as breast cancer, but if a drug shows promise for...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/novel-govt-cancer-study-will-test-pr
Regional News
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 food...community 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...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-11-08/no-more-trans-fat-fda-ban
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-09/my-turn-know-what-you-eat
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-13/genetically-engineered-salmon-still-way
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/matthew-perrone/2012-02-10/fda-outlines-path-lower-price
Fish or frankenfish? FDA weighs altered salmon

...on the nation's dinner tables. If the FDA approves the sale of the salmon, it will...is 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092110/sta_710512466.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061900/Ope_goodman.html
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072507/let_20070725002.shtml
Opinion

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