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FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

...unlike caffeine added to soda. Since the FDA doesn't have the legal authority to pull...persuade them to stop.Last summer, the FDA warned consumers to avoid pure powdered...to 28 cups of coffee, according to the FDA. The difference between a safe and toxic...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/fda-issues-warning-letters-p
Nation and World
FDA tests its power, while there's time

...marketed by tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. FDA officials said the brands, introduced in...sweeteners, another lure for young smokers. The FDA found the new brands were not substantially...Reynolds didn't respond.Last month, the FDA issued letters warning the North Carolina...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-17/fda-tests-its-power-while-theres-time
Opinion
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
New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

...preventable," said Michael Taylor, the FDA's deputy commissioner for foods.The...diseases. An estimated 3,000 people die.FDA investigators have often found dirty equipment...Blue Bell ice cream outbreak this year, FDA inspectors found many violations at a company...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-11/new-federal-food-safety-rule
Nation and World
Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced legislation to change the market name of "Alaska pollock" to "pollock." Under current FDA labeling standards, pollock caught in any part of the world can be labeled as "Alaska pollock.""There's no reason why...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-28-5
Art
Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

...emergency contraception.Karol said Friday that IHS sites have been working to obtain the medication and conform to the changing FDA guidelines. She said the new policy has clear expectations that Plan B or a generic equivalent be stocked in pharmacies so that...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-18/plan-b-more-accessible-ameri
Nation and World
With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

...best "cancer-treaters."His treatment regimen will include four injections of pembrolizumab, which was approved by the FDA for melanoma patients last year, at three-week intervals."This is not a eulogy in any way," said grandson Jason Carter...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-21/humor-and-honesty-carter-talks-about-
Not For Web
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
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

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