A vendor at a seafood market in Beijing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would not allow imports of Chinese farm-raised seafood unless suppliers could prove the shipments contained no harmful residue.
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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 05: This photo illustration shows a package of Plan B contraceptive on April 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A federal judge in New York City has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B contraceptive, also known as the morning after pill, available to younger teens without a prescription within 30 days. The judge's ruling overturns a December 2011 decision by the FDA to restrict access to the contraceptive to any girl under 17 years of age. (Photo illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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The FDA approved Plan B, an emergency contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy available without a prescription to women 18 and older, on August 24, 2006.
Peter Staley triumphantly finishes hanging banner over the main entrance to the FDA main headquarters, Rockville, MD, Oct. 11, 1988.
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The federal government and the New York Attorney General's office have announced that they are investigating the popular energy drink after the Food and Drug Administration received claims that 5-Hour Energy has over the past four years led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations.
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Dried kava root, used in herbal supplements, may cause potential liver damage according to the FDA.
In this March 22, 2013 photo, Dr. Pier Giulianotti, chief of minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago, sits at the control panel of the da Vinci robot system. Surgeons say the advantages of the system include allowing them to operate sitting down, using small robotic hands with no tremor. But critics say a big increase in robot operations nationwide is due to heavy marketing and hype, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking into problems and deaths that may be linked with robotic surgery. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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AWAITING WORD: Participants in a seminar for clinicians who would
administer the pill, just before the FDA announcement