Food and Drug Administration

FDA Issues Warning About Risky Vein Opening Procedure

The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and doctors to avoid a risky, experimental procedure promoted as a treatment for nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. The procedure involves threading a balloon into veins in the neck and elsewhere to widen them and improve blood flow. The federal agency said Wednesday it has seen no evidence…

Sabra Recalls Hummus Amid Listeria Contamination Fears

Some varieties of Sabra hummus are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination. The Food and Drug Administration says the voluntary recall announced by Sabra Dipping Company includes hummus products with a “Best Before” date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier. The products were sent to retailers in the U.S. and Canada. The FDA says listeria was identified at…

House Bill Would Curb Regulation of E-Cigarettes, Cigars

Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It’s a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe products. Legislation approved by a House committee last month would ease rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate…