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US warns against 'pure caffeine' after teen dies

US regulators on Friday warned against ingesting pure powdered caffeine, which is being sold in bulk over the Internet and is known to have killed at least one teenager.

US warns against 'pure caffeine' after teen dies
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Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room

Federal investigators are probing how vials of smallpox made their way into a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said.

Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room
Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare
Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare

US authorities have yet to determine what exactly caused the deaths of more than 1,000 dogs that consumed jerky pet treats made in China, a Congressional panel heard.

Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare
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US lifts restrictions on anti-diabetes drug Avandia

US authorities on Monday lifted restrictions on the prescription of diabetes drug Avandia after a new study indicated it did not carry an elevated risk of heart attacks.

US lifts restrictions on anti-diabetes drug Avandia
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US seeks tighter controls on certain painkillers

The US Food and Drug Administration recommended tighter controls Thursday on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, in a bid to stop abuse.

US seeks tighter controls on certain painkillers
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US fines Wyeth $490.9 mn for illegal drug marketing

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has pleaded guilty to misbranding a drug that prevents the rejection of organ transplants and agreed to pay $490.9 million.

US fines Wyeth $490.9 mn for illegal drug marketing
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Studies show menthol cigs harder to quit: US

US regulators on Tuesday released a review of scientific data that shows menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular kinds, and asked for public input on a possible ban.

Studies show menthol cigs harder to quit: US
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US to allow morning-after pill for girls of any age

The Obama administration said Monday it would comply with a judge's order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug's availability.

US to allow morning-after pill for girls of any age
US panel wants diabetes drug restrictions eased
US panel wants diabetes drug restrictions eased

Independent experts urged US regulators Thursday to reduce restrictions on GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, banned in Europe over heart attack risk concerns.

US panel wants diabetes drug restrictions eased
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Experts favor US approval of Merck sleeping pill

An independent panel of experts on Wednesday recommended US approval of a new Merck sleeping pill called suvorexant, but expressed concerns over the highest dosage and risks of drowsy daytime driving.

Experts favor US approval of Merck sleeping pill
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US appeals emergency contraception ruling

The US Department of Justice appealed Wednesday a federal judge's ruling ordering regulators to provide emergency contraception to women and girls of all ages.

US appeals emergency contraception ruling
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US regulators approve bionic eye

US regulators approved a so-called bionic eye on Thursday, giving hope to people with a rare genetic disease.

US regulators approve bionic eye
US probes deaths for possible energy drink links
US probes deaths for possible energy drink links

The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths and a heart attack for possible links to consumption of Monster Energy drinks, an agency spokeswoman.

US probes deaths for possible energy drink links
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Criminal investigators at US pharmacy linked to outbreak

Criminal investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration searched a Massachusetts pharmacy Tuesday which made tainted drugs tied to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people.

Criminal investigators at US pharmacy linked to outbreak
US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV
US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV

A new pill to treat HIV infection -- combining two previously approved drugs plus two new ones -- has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said Monday.

US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV
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US approves first-ever pill for HIV prevention

The first-ever daily pill to help prevent HIV infection was approved Monday by US regulators for use by healthy adults who are at risk for getting the virus that causes AIDS.

US approves first-ever pill for HIV prevention

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