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F.D.A. attaches warning of rare nerve syndrome to Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Federal regulators concluded that the risk of developing the syndrome was low, and that the benefits of the vaccine still strongly outweigh it.
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Juul is fighting to keep its e-cigarettes on the U.S. market

The company faces declining sales and thousands of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold its trendy vaping products to minors. Soon the F.D.A. will decide whether it can keep selling them at all.
Toxics

Prohibited, unlisted, even dangerous ingredients turn up in dietary supplements

Consumers may think they’re safer or more “natural” than pharmaceuticals, but multiple studies show they are sometimes adulterated with medicines and unknown additives.
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F.D.A. still lacks a permanent commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.
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Don’t eat cicadas if you're allergic to seafood, F.D.A warns

The insects have emerged by the billions this year across the Eastern United States and have curious foodies salivating. But their similarities to crustaceans makes them an allergy risk, health officials warned.
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Climate

Can lab-grown lobster compete with Maine’s most lucrative catch?

A food tech company in Wisconsin plans to commercialize cultured lobster meat, but industry leaders in Maine say they don't see it as an immediate threat.
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Chemical company challenges Florida's decision to ban aldicarb for use on citrus

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said the pesticide, used to combat citrus greening disease, poses health and environmental risks.
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What to know about the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 12-15 year olds

Now, that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children as young as 12, families are sure to have questions about the Pfizer-BioNTech shot and when it will become available.
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FDA set to authorize Pfizer vaccine for adolescents by early next week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.
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Justice

Biden plans to propose banning menthol cigarettes

The move has been long sought by public health and civil rights groups, after decades of marketing aimed at Black smokers.
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Toxics

How the human life span doubled in 100 years

Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism.
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Toxics

Florida family indicted for selling toxic bleach as 'miracle' coronavirus cure

A Florida grand jury indicted a man and his three sons, accusing them of marketing an “unproven and potentially harmful" solution as a remedy for COVID-19, cancer, autism and more.

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Children

5 takeaways from the new food allergy law

Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Justice

Biden’s FDA to decide on a menthol cigarette ban

Menthol cigarettes are more addictive and 85 percent of Black smokers smoke menthol. The FDA will decide later this month whether to ban them.
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Toxics

U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after blood clotting cases

Federal health officials called for a halt in the use of the company’s coronavirus vaccine while they study serious illnesses that developed in six American women.
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