The FDA relaxes food label rules for fifth time during the pandemic

The FDA just made it easier for food manufacturers to substitute ingredients and for vending machine operators to ditch calorie information.
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Is 5G going to kill us all?

A new generation of superfast wireless internet is coming soon. But no one can say for sure if it’s safe.
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Trump’s aggressive advocacy of malaria drug for treating coronavirus divides medical community

While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.
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With minimal evidence, Trump asks FDA to study malaria drugs for coronavirus

The president cites “tremendous promise” for existing drugs, but their use against the new virus is unproven.
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F.D.A. halts overseas inspections of drugs and devices, citing coronavirus

The agency said the spread of the virus globally prompted its decision. It had already pulled back from China, but this move will also affect India, a major generics manufacturer.
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‘It’s just everywhere already': How delays in testing set back the US coronavirus response

A series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing came during the early days of the outbreak, when containment would have been easier.
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FDA, FTC warn companies selling fraudulent coronavirus covid-19 products

One warning letter went to the televangelist Jim Bakker's show, which hawks colloidal silver and was warned last week by the New York Attorney General's Office.
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Teens find a big loophole in the new flavored vaping ban

The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices.
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Science under attack: How Trump is sidelining researchers and their work

In three years, the administration has diminished the role of science in policymaking while disrupting research projects nationwide. Experts say the effects could be felt for years.
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How Juul hooked a generation on nicotine

The company planted the seeds of a public health crisis by marketing to millennials, who had low smoking rates, and it ignored evidence that teenagers were using its products.
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Trump’s F.D.A. nominee sidesteps question about banning flavored vaping products

The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.
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Exposed: How willful blindness keeps BPA on shelves and contaminating our bodies

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Exposed: A scientific stalemate leaves our hormones and health at risk

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Exposed: On the edge of research honesty

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Exposed: Deciphering the real message about BPA

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