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Could reading glasses soon be a thing of the past?

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, ...

Oct 19, 2014
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MS patients cheer FDA OK of new drug

Patients facing limited options for treating their relapsing multiple sclerosis are celebrating the FDA's approval of a new aggressive drug treatment. The ruling reverses the agency's decision a year ago that the drug was ...

Dec 29, 2014
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Guard your good vision, experts say

(HealthDay)—Smoking, decorative contact lenses and laser pointers all pose a threat to your eyes, but sitting too close to the television or computer screen doesn't, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

May 23, 2014
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Sounding the alarm about caffeine powder

In a world craving stimulation to stay awake, function at peak levels or just feel a bit brighter, caffeine is the ready ingredient in an expanding array of foods, beverages and medications.

Jan 20, 2015
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FDA approves inhaled diabetes medication

(HealthDay)—People with type 1 or 2 diabetes now have a new means of getting their medication, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on Friday of the first inhaled medicine for the blood ...

Jun 28, 2014
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Food and Drug Administration (United States)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for regulating and supervising the safety of foods, dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. The FDA also enforces section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and the associated regulations, including sanitation requirements on interstate travel as well as specific rules for control of disease on products ranging from pet turtles to semen donations for assisted reproductive medicine techniques.

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