FDA

  • Prescription for Waxman

    First do no harm

  • FDA’s Lessons Learned

    It took months for the Food and Drug Administration to figure out where the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes came from. The next food-borne outbreak will be different. FDA is using lessons learned to be better…

  • FDA Exit Interview

    Many things have changed at the Food and Drug Administration since Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach was confirmed as Commissioner in 2006. The Commissioner is with us now to talk about some of his successes –…

  • FDA Exit Interview

    Many things have changed at the Food and Drug Administration since Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach was confirmed as Commissioner in 2006. The Commissioner is with us now to talk about some of his successes –…

  • Healthcare Challenges

    President Obama has laid out his priorities for tackling the nation’s health care challenges. We’ll find out if lawmakers agree with his plans after the vote takes place later today. We want to get some…

  • Keeping pace with pacemakers

    Americans are living longer and healthier lives because of advances in health science. On average, American women are now living past 80 and men are living past 75. Pacemakers and stents are just two of…

  • More, More, More

    The FY 2009 budget has passed and some agencies are seeing an increase in money. The Washington Post reports that the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are going to get…

  • Food Safety: What’s in Your Mouth?

    The nation’s food safety system is a ”hazard to public health”. Now what?

  • Fighting Food Fallacies

    America’s food safety system is plagued with problems — from spinach to tomatoes to peanut butter and, now, pistachios. The FDA is warning us to not eat any foods containing pistachios until they can trace…

  • FDA recalls tainted paint

    The FDA is warning consumers to stop using face paints commonly dabbed on children’s cheeks at parties, sporting events and other festivities and sold in retail stores.