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FDA approves first rapid, take home HIV test


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes....


A troubling trend in teens drinking hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

Medical experts warn parents to watch for danger signs of young people getting drunk on the over-the-counter cleansers, which have a high percentage of ethyl alcohol.


HHS overrules FDA, blocks over-the-counter Plan B for younger teens

Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

The emergency contraceptive Plan B will not be made available over-the-counter to younger teens, the Food and Drug Administration announced today, exposing a rift between the agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Johnson & Johnson to Reorganize Troubled Tylenol Unit

Johnson & Johnson is revamping the troubled unit that makes Tylenol and giving it new leadership in an effort to fix quality problems that have prompted multiple recalls, according to people familiar with the matter.


9 million bottles of Tylenol recalled

Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it was recalling 9 million more bottles of its Tylenol painkiller because they did not adequately warn customers about the presence of trace amounts of alcohol used in the product flavorings.


F.D.A. Pulls Painkiller Due to Risks

The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market at the request of public health officials who say the 50-year-old pill causes potentially deadly heart rhythms.


Halloween contacts can be scary for eye health

Halloween contacts can be scary for eye health

Halloween is a popular time to buy over-the-counter decorative contact lenses, but they pose a number of potential risks to your eyes, including ...


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