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FDA declares EpiPen shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBCNC) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions. The announcement comes after hundreds of Americans reported trouble filling prescriptions for the devices. Some patients have had to …

FDA approves ‘digital pill’

Silver Spring, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a ‘digital pill’ that tracks when patients take their medication. The pill is a form of a drug called Abilify, which treats depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Embedded inside is a …

FDA approves low cost alternative to EpiPens

Washington, D.C.- The Food and Drug Administration approved new competition for the EpiPen emergency allergy shots. The Symjepi shot should go on sale later this year. Symjepi is a syringe prefilled with epinephrine, which can stop life-threatening allergic reactions from insect stings …

Pancake mix recall

Tukwila, Wash. (CNN) — Continental Mills is recalling its Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix. The recall affects products manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016. The company says a blueberry nugget in the mix is made with a small percentage of flour that …

New nutrition labels

(NBC News) — For the first time in more than 20 years, a major update to the labels that tell you what nutrients are in the food you eat is happening. First Lady Michelle Obama announced the changes at an annual Nutrition …

FDA to regulate e-cigarettes, other products

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will now regulate all tobacco-related products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. Once in effect, the new rules will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products, including …