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Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Foster City Company’s Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs Foster City Drug Maker’s HIV Prevention Pill

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/09/2012

A butcher cuts pieces of beef at a meat packing and distribution facility in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmaker Calls For Probe Into Safety Of ‘Meat Glue’

First it was pink slime. Now a California legislator has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the potential dangers of steaks made with meat glue.

05/04/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Will Take 3 More Months To Review Mountain View Firm’s Diet Pill

Drugmaker Vivus Inc. said Monday that regulators will take another three months to make a decision on its closely-watched obesity drug Qnexa.

04/09/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Panel Approves Mountain View Company’s Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

02/22/2012

Gluten-Free products in a store display (AP)

FDA Looks To Regulate Gluten-Free Products

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing strict new standards – and that’s a relief for people who are allergic to gluten.

09/01/2011

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HealthWatch: FDA Tries To Demystify Sunscreen Labels

Starting next summer, you can start looking for SPF 15 bottles and tubes with the label “broad spectrum” and feel confident they’re lowering your risk of skin cancer.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/14/2011

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San Jose-Based Invisalign Maker Gets FDA Warning

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to a San Jose-based company that makes a popular teeth straightener that it must disclose more information about possible side effects.

CBS San Francisco–12/02/2010

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