FDA Just Found Even More Vials of Diseases in a Forgotten Storage Room

So remember how scientists found unapproved vials of smallpox in a forgotten storage room a few weeks ago? Turns out, they weren't quite finished yet. Now, officials have revealed they've actually uncovered over 300 vials of pathogens including dengue, influenza, and spotted fever. Whoops. » 7/16/14 5:47pm 7/16/14 5:47pm

The FDA Has a Flickr Gallery of Recalled Products That Could Kill You

If you've ever found yourself staring at a dubious bottle of tablets from the back of a bathroom cabinet or suspicious-looking pudding from the local store, help may be at hand. The FDA runs a wonderfully useful Flickr gallery to which it posts pictures of recalled products that might just kill you. » 6/03/14 5:30am 6/03/14 5:30am

Study: Some E-Cigs Put Out Tobacco-Like Levels of Carcinogens

An upcoming study in the peer-reviewed journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research says that some tank-style e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing formaldehyde in their vapor at levels similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes. The New York Times, which revealed the findings ahead of publication, says a second study confirms the… » 5/04/14 9:12am 5/04/14 9:12am

The FDA Just Approved a PillCam The Jetsons Predicted 50 Years Ago

The Jetsons was one of the most important cartoons of all time, having helped shape the way that we talk about the future here in the 21st century. The show predicted many of the technologies we have today. And this week, Americans can check another crazy Jetsonian prediction off the list. » 2/07/14 1:43pm 2/07/14 1:43pm

The FDA Isn't Inspecting Food During The Government Shutdown

E-coli outbreaks crop up every now and then. Some are more widespread then others, but if they're related to food and especially if that food may have crossed state lines, the FDA starts tracing to find the source. If foodborne bacteria cause an outbreak in the U.S. today, though, the FDA won't do anything. Because… » 10/06/13 9:30am 10/06/13 9:30am