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FDA says: You’re antibacterial? Then prove it

WASHINGTON — The federal government said Monday it has no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks. Regulators at the ...

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FDA delays PharmAthene anthrax study

PharmAthene Inc., of Annapolis, a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced that it has been notified by the Food and Drug Administration that its SparVax next-generation anthrax vaccine program has been placed on clinical hold.

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FDA moves to phase out antibiotic use in meat

WASHINGTON — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics ...

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23andMe to follow FDA order to halt test sales

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review. The Mountain View, Calif., company said late Thursday that it will continue ...

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