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The FDA is the Food and Drug Administration. It is a federal agency of the United States. They are responsible for the safety of drugs, medical devices, food supply, cosmetics and other products and services. Here is our latest coverage of the FDA:

FDA Warns Xylitol Sweetener is Toxic to Dogs
The FDA is warning that the sweetener Xylitol is toxic to dogs. It s found in chewing gum, sugar free candy and other products. (May 14, 2016)

Six Smallpox Vials Found in FDA Lab Storage Room
Forgotten smallpox vials from the 1950s have been found in an FDA lab storage room. (July 8, 2014)

FDA Requires Lower Starting Dose for Lunesta, a Sleep Aid Drug
The FDA is warning that the recommended starting dose of Lunesta is too high. (May 15, 2014)

FDA Proposes New Regulations for E-cigarettes
The FDA is proposing new rules regarding the sale of e-cigarettes. They include a ban on e-cigarette sales to children under age 18 (April 25, 2014)

FDA Warns of Liver Damage From High Doses of Acetaminophen
FDA warns doses of acetaminophen of 325mg or more can cause liver damage. They want doctors to stop prescribing doses greater than 325mg per tablet. (January 16, 2014)

FDA Approves Artificial Retina
The FDA has approved an artificial retina that could restore sight to many people. (February 16, 2013)

FDA to Investigate Safety of Inhalable Caffeine
The FDA is going to investigate inhalable caffeine to determine whether or not it is safe for consumers. (February 20, 2012)

FDA Ban on Primatene Mist Goes Into Effect on January 1st
An FDA ban on Primatene Mist will begin on January 1, 2012. (December 30, 2011)

FDA: Expiration Dates Matter
THe FDA has issued a consumer update about medicine expiration dates. (April 20, 2011)

FDA Considering Drug Report Cards
The FDA is considering issuing drug report cards that inform the public about problems with drugs and drug side effects. (January 30, 2007)