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Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

...any age over the counter at IHS-run facilities, no questions asked. That's in line with a 2013 U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision to lift age limits and make the medication available without a prescription.Women's health advocates...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-18/plan-b-more-accessible-ameri
Nation and World
Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

...health savings accounts for out-of-pocket expenses. He also would overhaul the regulations imposed by the Food and Drug Administration to help spur innovation in the health care industry and would put limits on malpractice lawsuits. And he would...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-13/bush-offers-plan-repeal-repl
Nation and World
FDA tests its power, while there's time

...appeared in The Sacramento Bee:Using power granted in 2009 when Democrats controlled Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced it was banning the sale of four brands of cigarettes marketed by tobacco giant R.J...

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

...into delays and came out under a court-ordered deadline after advocacy groups had sued. Even then, the Food and Drug Administration allowed the Aug. 30 deadline to pass without releasing the rules to the public.When the rules go into effect...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-11/new-federal-food-safety-rule
Nation and World
FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.The letters...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/fda-issues-warning-letters-p
Nation and World
Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...it's not clear which products use tobacco, e-cigarettes are not taxable under current law.The federal Food and Drug Administration does not require e-liquid makers to disclose their ingredients."There's just such variation," said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/tobacco-use-drops-e-cigarettes-surge
State
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...Service review of research proposals is no longer necessary because it duplicates a required review by the Food and Drug Administration.THE FUTUREColorado, one of a few states where recreational marijuana use is legal, has pledged more than...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/study-scant-evidence-medical-marijuan
Not For Web
FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered food companies to phase out artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-17/fda-tells-food-industry-phase-out-tra
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Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine

...by Dr. Keith Flaherty at Massachusetts General Hospital.Dr. Richard Pazdur, cancer drugs chief at the Food and Drug Administration, warned that although everyone hopes that targeting drugs to gene mutations will improve survival, "this...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/novel-govt-cancer-study-will-test-pr
Regional News
Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces safety barrier in Japan

...name of research.It's already available in parts of Europe, and just received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for individual everyday use. But despite Japan's prowess in robotics, ReWalk advocates say its wider application...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/exoskeleton-helps-paralyzed-walk-face
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