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  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg listens to a question during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    Highlights from AP interview with FDA's Hamburg

    Highlights of The Associated Press interview Friday with Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

    The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won't require mercury labels on seafood packages.

  • Highlights from AP interview with FDA's Hamburg

    Highlights of The Associated Press interview Friday with Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    FDA to update seafood guidance for pregnant women

    The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Friday that it won't require mercury labels on seafood packages.

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  • FDA to boost India staff overseeing drug imports

    The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday that her agency will add more inspectors in India to better monitor drugs from the country's burgeoning pharmaceutical industry, even as her agency also seeks closer cooperation from Indian regulators.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 8, 2010, file photo, the sandwich board at the Panera store in Brookline, Mass., shows the calorie count for each item. Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

    Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

  • FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

    Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

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    The head of the Food and Drug Administration asked Congress Wednesday for more authority to police pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, even as lawmakers questioned why the agency didn't do more with its existing powers.

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    The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. consumers that the vast majority of Internet pharmacies are fraudulent and likely are selling counterfeit drugs that could harm them.

  • FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

    The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.

  • FDA: New suppliers to ease 2 cancer drug shortages

    Federal regulators said Tuesday that they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages _ at least for the time being _ that have left patients and parents frightened about missing life-saving treatments.

  • Shortage of 2 cancer drugs met by new suppliers

    Federal regulators have approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages that had been ratcheting up fears that patients, particularly children with leukemia, would miss lifesaving treatments.

  • ** FILE ** Dr. Margaret Hamburg is commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    FDA: New suppliers to ease cancer drug shortages

    Federal regulators said Tuesday that they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages — at least for the time being — that have left patients and parents frightened about missing life-saving treatments.

  • FDA: New suppliers to ease 2 cancer drug shortages

    Federal regulators said Tuesday that they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages _ at least for the time being _ that have left patients and parents frightened about missing life-saving treatments.

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